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Learning Support Professional (LSP)

Learning Support Professionals Pathway Map to Employment (*Currently being updated*)

Careers in the education field can be diverse and unique, depending on how you want to serve students. The Learning Support Profession (LSP) program of study (POS) is designed for individuals interested in addressing students' social, emotional, and psychological needs through roles such as school counselors, psychologists, and social workers. High school students enrolled in the LSP POS will have the chance to lay the groundwork for these vital career paths by exploring the roles and responsibilities involved, along with work-based learning opportunities. The map below illustrates various education and training pathway opportunities available in Hawaiʻi, starting from high school and leading to employment within the state.;

The Breakdown of the Map

Starting in the Learning Support Professional program of study in high school, you will be introduced to key concepts, gain a comprehensive understanding of the field, and have the opportunity to explore education through work-based learning to ensure this career path is the right fit for you. Pursuing a career as a school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker will require further education depending on your chosen path, often necessitating schooling beyond a bachelor's degree. While additional training is needed, you may be able to obtain entry-level certifications or complete courses that will allow you to work in the field immediately after high school.

  • Community College Track (2+ Years)
  • University Track (4+ Years)
  • Training Programs (< 1-Year)

How to use the map.

Map Overview: The large map shows all the possible educational and training pathways available in Hawaii. You can click on any of the bubbles to obtain more information.

Start Your Journey: If you prefer a guided approach, you can click on “Start Your Journey” in the upper left corner of the map. This will take you through various screens and include enlargements of the selected areas of the map overview.

Admissions Requirement: As you navigate the map, be sure to read the admission requirements for the Community College and University Track Programs. You must meet admissions requirements to enroll in these programs.