BYU-Hawaii's Department of Education Recognized in National Rankings

Jana McQueen | University Relations |
Monday, 27 June 2016

The Department of Education at Brigham Young University–Hawaii has been recognized in’s National Rankings for the best education programs in the United States. With an overall score of 9.91, Brigham Young University Hawaii came in fourth place, tying evenly with BYU in Provo. The Education Department ranked number one in the State of Hawaii.

"Our review algorithm discovered that among the all schools we reviewed, Brigham Young University’s Hawaii campus is among the best in the entire state,” said Tim Charlet, Editor of “The school was among the top ranked schools in several categories including return on investment, graduation rate and the total expense score. We hope students and their families can utilize this data so they can make an informed decision as to which school is best suited for their individual needs and career aspirations." was set up by a team of educational and career experts to provide students of all levels resources to achieve their educational and career goals. Visit here to see the full list of results.

Brigham Young University–Hawaii’s education program owes this favorable rating to the university’s ability to provide a quality education at an affordable price. Building on this, the department focuses on several key strengths to help students succeed. First and foremost, success comes from the personal attention provided to every student. Even while completing a field experience, be it a clinical study or an internship, the department’s professors stay actively engaged in the students’ training process. Second, a meaningful curriculum is developed because the professors provide academic strength and bring prior teaching experience. As professors merge both theory and practice, students successfully understand and apply what they are being taught.

Cynthia Chun, field coordinator for the department, also recognizes that BYU–Hawaii gives students a solid foundation to cultivate positive demeanors and attitudes in a school setting. She says the students find success as they follow the dispositions of the school and create a physical presence of professionalism.

Finally, the program is set up to cater to the needs of both domestic and international students. The students pursuing a Hawaii license can teach in most areas of the United States, while the International Teaching Education Program enables international students to be fully qualified to teach when they return to their home countries. Students in that program complete a clinical field experience where they spend 2-3 days per week in a classroom locally then finish an internship in their home country, qualifying them to teach there after graduation.

Visit here to learn more about the Department of Education at Brigham Young University – Hawaii.