Dual Preparation Overview

The Dual Preparation Focus at KCC prepares students to work with children and youth in Elementary ED and Special ED. This program will provide you with a solid foundation to understand the dynamics of the teaching profession, the educational system, and family, school, and community influences that enhance student learning. Selecting the Dual Preparation Focus at Kapi‘olani Community College will help you prepare for a fulfilling career in a global job market as an:

  • Elementary ED/SPED teacher assistant
  • Elementary ED/SPED parent community network coordinator
  • Elementary ED/SPED primary school student support staff
  • Elementary ED/SPED tutor

This program will also prepare you with the necessary competencies to enter a baccalaureate teacher education program, which will provide you with further specialized training and licensure to teach students at the Elementary Education level in a public or private school setting, and at the preK-12 level in Special Education. With a Bachelor degree in Dual Preparation (B.Ed.), you may work as a:

  • Elementary Education/SPED teacher
  • Elementary Education/SPED consultant
  • Elementary Education/SPED curriculum specialist