MEd Curriculum Studies: Disciplinary Tracks

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The Master’s of Education in Curriculum Studies, Disciplinary tracks include the following disciplines/content areas:

Art Education Language Arts/Literacy
Mathematics Education Multicultural Education
Native Hawaiian & Indigenous Education & Leadership (proposed) Reading K-12 (Not currently offered)
Science Education Social Studies Education

Disciplinary tracks are generally uncohorted and focus on the in-depth study of a particular content area. Students in these different tracks share common core coursework and have the flexibility to take specialization elective courses determined by their focus area.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Graduate program cost estimates for 2018/2019:

  • $650/credit - Resident
  • $1545/credit - Non-resident

Note: 8 credits or more is full time student status. Full time students only pay for the first 8 credit hours. Additional credit hours beyond that are free. Most courses are 3 credits.

For the most current information, always refer to the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) website, UHM regular Tuition and Fees or UHM Outreach College Tuition and Fees.

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Who should consider this program

K-20 Educators/General Students who need the flexibility to complete a graduate program of study. Students may attend part-time, but the program must be completed within seven years of the date of admission. The average time to completion is 2.4 years.

Common careers (Potential Job/Career opportunities)

Graduates of the program become leaders at the school, district, state level, and beyond in their particular discipline area/content area.

Delivery Format

CS programs offer a diverse array of course delivery. Courses may be offered on-campus in the evening or as hybrid online courses. See the UH Mānoa Catalog for details.

Required Coursework

The MEd-CS Education, Disciplinary tracks are a 30-credit graduate program consisting of the following:

  • 4 core courses (12-credits) -  EDCS 622G Curriculum Leadership: K–14 (3), EDCS 606 Introduction to Research in Curriculum and Teaching (3), EDCS 632 Qualitative Research Methods (3), and EDCS 667 Seminar in Curriculum (3)
  • Minimum 6 specialization courses (18-credits) - required and/or recommended coursework and directed study in specialization track. Courses should be chosen in consultation with advisor. 
  • Plan A Thesis or Plan B Paper/Project

NOTE: Requirements for each School Level and Track are found in the MEd-CS Handbook 1: Prospective and New Students.

Program Handbooks


Type Name Updated
Handbook/Instructions MEd CS Handbook 1 Prospective and New Students 2018-2019 Last Updated
November 2018
Type Name Updated
Handbook/Instructions MEd CS Handbook 2 Continuing and Graduating Students 2018-2019 Last Updated
October 2018



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