Why You Should Teach in Hawai'i | Best States to Teach

By Crissandra Ayroso

aerial view of waikiki beach in honolulu, oahu, hawaii where educators can live and teach

Dreaming of swapping your current gig for island life? Who wouldn't want to trade traffic jams for palm trees, right?

In reality, the thought of moving to Hawai'i can be overwhelming and deterring. The cost of living, finding a job, not to mention the emotional burden of leaving your current comforts behind... it's a lot to wrap your head around.

But here's the thing: it doesn't have to be a pipe dream. Klassroom's Teacher Certification Program (TCP) is like your golden ticket to paradise.

TCP is 100% asynchronous and online. You can complete the teacher certification program in under a year, plus you can choose a specialization

Imagine waking up to ocean views, immersing yourself in a rich cultural melting pot, and making a real difference in students' lives - all while escaping the grind of your current situation.

Sounds pretty sweet, doesn't it? Let's dive into why Hawaii might just be the career refresh you've been looking for.

1. Live in Paradise!

view of napali coast in kauai. why you should teach in hawaii

Hawai'i offers a rich cultural experience that is unlike any other state. Teachers in Hawai'i have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local Hawai'ian culture, which includes unique traditions, languages, and community events.

This cultural diversity not only enriches the teaching experience but also provides a broader perspective on education and community engagement.

Hawai'i's stunning natural landscapes, including pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and volcanic mountains, provide an unparalleled backdrop for both teaching and living.

Teachers can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and snorkeling during their free time. This access to nature and outdoor recreation can significantly enhance the quality of life and work-life balance for educators.

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2. Supportive Community and School Environment

hawaii community

Hawai'i is known for its strong sense of community and ohana (family). This supportive environment extends to the schools, where teachers often find a collaborative and welcoming atmosphere.

The close-knit community can lead to stronger relationships with students and parents, fostering a more effective and enjoyable teaching experience.

3. Competitive Teacher Salaries and Benefits

suburbs in hawaii affordable living for teachers

Despite the high cost of living, Hawai'i offers competitive teacher salaries and benefits. The state has made efforts to improve teacher compensation and provide additional benefits such as housing allowances and relocation assistance.

For teachers, the starting salary is $50,123. 

The cost of living in Hawai'i is higher than most places. But as you advance in your career and education, your earnings can grow substantially, with experienced teachers potentially approaching six-figure incomes.

These incentives can make the financial aspect of teaching in Hawai'i more manageable and attractive.

4. Professional Growth Opportunities

Hawai'i provides numerous opportunities for professional development and growth. The state offers various programs and workshops aimed at enhancing teaching skills and advancing careers.

Additionally, the unique educational challenges and diverse student population in Hawai'i can provide valuable experience and growth for educators.

Discover the Benefits of Teaching in Hawai'i with Klassroom's TCP

Hawai'i's unique cultural experience, natural beauty, supportive community, competitive salaries, and professional growth opportunities make it one of the best states to teach K12 and live.

If you're ready to embrace a rewarding teaching career in paradise, pre-qualify for Klassroom's TCP teacher certification program today and start your journey to becoming a certified teacher in Hawai'i.

Interested in joining our next cohort? Pre-qualify today.

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