MEd Curriculum Studies: Middle and Secondary Level

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The MEd-CS Middle (and Secondary Level) school level is based on the Professional Standards for Teachers of Early Adolescents which call for developmentally and culturally appropriate educational practices for early adolescents (10-15 year olds). Prospective applicants do not need to choose a separate concentration.
The cohorted Middle school level program focuses on Secondary education in addition to Middle, i.e., students aged 10-18, grades 4-12.  Students who wish to focus solely on Secondary education should enroll in the Secondary school level program.

Delivery Options

MLMED is offered via Blackboard interactive online technology (and hybrid - online/in person). All classes are held in the late afternoon/early evening to accommodate educators' work schedules (usually 5:00pm-7:30pm HST). 3 credit-classes are held each Monday during the school year; 1-credit seminars are held one Wednesday per month during the school year. Summer class schedules vary.

Cohort

The Middle (and Secondary) school level program (MLMED) is cohorted with almost all classes taken with the same group of students. MLMED cohorts begin annually during the summer semesters.

Coursework

The Middle (and Secondary) Level Program is cohorted - almost all classes are taken with the same group of students and a faculty support team in a 2-year-plus summers sequence, usually starting in mid-May. The program is designed to be highly practical, with educators learning about and applying best practices for adolescent education. The final Plan B Project is a Portfolio tied to the MLMED Program Standards which may be accessed at http://www.coe.hawaii.edu/cs/mlmed/.

MLMED is offered via Blackboard interactive online technology (and hybrid - online/in person). All classes are held in the late afternoon/early evening to accommodate educators' work schedules (usually 5:00pm-7:30pm HST). 3 credit-classes are held each Monday during the school year; 1-credit seminars are held one Wednesday per month during the school year. Summer class schedules vary.

Cohorts begin annually during summer semester; applicants are admitted for the subsequent fall semester as UH does not have a "summer admission."  Applicants must complete an Outreach College application to be permitted to take the summer classes prior to the fall's full graduate admission.
Twelve core credits plus at least eighteen credits chosen from the following list, or other courses selected in consultation with the program advisor

Required:

  • EDCS 640M: Interdisciplinary Curriculum (focus on Adolescent Development)
  • EDCS 642: Seminar in Integrative Multicultural Middle Level Education (1 credit; repeated 4
  • to 6 times)
  • Recommended Courses:
  • EDCS 480: Issues in Computer Education
  • EDCS 630: Cultural Diversity and Education
  • SPED 620: Strategies across Content Areas
  • EDCS 640-XXX: Seminar in Curriculum – various content areas

Other non-cohort electives may be selected in consultation with the program advisor

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Quick Facts

Credits:
30
HTSB Add A Field:
No
Teacher Licensure:
No
Online Classes:
Yes
Evening Classes:
Yes
Admissions:
Fall/Spr/Sum
Typical Length (Months):
24
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