PACMED

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MEd-CS PACMED is a 30-credit, online, 2-year, cohorted track for Pacific Island educators of all age students up through undergraduate level with a focus on the education in STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) & Place-Based Curriculum.  Teachers and administrators will be supported in creating culturally responsive curriculum focused on STEAM subjects. A standards-based Portfolio serves as the Plan-B “thesis” project, providing concrete evidence of the graduate’s proficiency in STEAM educational leadership. Classes are completely online, requiring a computer with microphone and speaker as well as a reliable internet connection.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

The MEd CS-PACMED is offered through Outreach College.  All participants (Hawaii resident, Non-resident, and International) in this program pay the Hawaii-resident per-credit course rate and fees.

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.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MAY BE FOUND AT:

Student Scholarships (Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Hawai‘i Education Association Hawaii Education Association, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools, other)

Who should consider this program

Pacific Island educators (teachers, administrators, counselors...) of all age students up through undergraduate level who wish to focus on education in STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) & Place-Based Curriculum.  

Common careers (Potential Job/Career opportunities)

Advanced knowledge for teachers, administrators, counselors; eligible to teach at the community college or university level.

Delivery Format

PACMED is a 100% online program delivered primarily via the ZOOM e-classroom system, requiring a computer with microphone and speaker as well as a reliable internet connection. The great majority of instruction is synchronous, i.e., everyone online “live” together.  Course work typically involves two fall and spring semesters along with the three associated summers. Fall and spring schedules typically involve one three-credit class (usually on Mondays), plus one one-credit, monthly seminar (Wednesdays). Summers usually call for two three-credit classes and possibly the one-credit seminar. A standards-based Portfolio serves as the Plan-B “thesis” project, providing concrete evidence of the graduate’s proficiency in STEAM educational leadership. Monthly seminars with close faculty support help all participants to construct their portfolios on an ongoing basis in the program.

Required Coursework

The MEd-CS PACMED track is a 30-credit graduate program consisting of the following:

  • 4 core courses (12-credits)   

    • EDCS 622G: Curriculum Leadership (3)

    • EDCS 606: Introduction to Research  (3)

    • EDCS 632: Qualitative Research Methods (3) or approved alternative research methods course

    • EDCS 667G: Seminar in Curriculum Issues (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 B Paper/Project -- PACMED Standards-Based Portfolio

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

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Quick Facts

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