MEd Curriculum Studies: Interdisciplinary Education

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Interdisciplinary Education Track

Faculty will design Interdisciplinary Education programs in consultation with students. The following cohort will start Spring 2018, but other programs may be offered.

Ala Wai Watershed/Wai‘anae Focus

Spring ‘18- Summer ‘19 cohort for Oʻahu educators

This project is based on Next Generation Science Standards and Nā Hopena Aʻo, the Hawaiʻi Department of Education framework “to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.” Place-based activities embodying core Hawaiian cultural values of sustainability and environmental stewardship will develop teachers’ culturally grounded competencies.

Twelve core credits, plus the following*:

EDCS 640P:  Seminar in Place-based Science** (3)
EDCS 623:  Science & Science Curriculum (3)
EDCS 607:  New Literacies Leadership (3)
EDCS 630:  Cultural Diversity & Education (3)
EDCS 695:  Plan B Project (3)
Elective:  Content Course*** (3)

* Subject to change.

**EDCS 640P, 623, and EDCS 632 Qualitative Research (core course) will be free tuition for students accepted into the National Science Foundation Grant, Life Science Teacher Leadership. Students in the NSF grant will also participate in a free Summer ’18 immersion experience.

***Elective will be selected with cohort faculty, based on each student’s interests and course availability.

Ala Wai Watershed/Wai‘anae Focus Coordinator: Dr. Andrea Bartlett, (

For information on the Life Science Teacher Leadership National Science Foundation
Grant, contact Dr. Pauline Chinn (

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