MEd Curriculum Studies: PK-3 School Level

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The PK-3 school level helps teachers become better informed about the developmental and educational needs of children from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 3.

Prospective applicants choosing the PK-3 school level do not need to choose a separate concentration. You can view the PK-3 Brochure here.

Delivery Options

All CS programs offer on-campus, evening classes that are currently held from 4:30-7:00p.m. Most CS programs also offer hybrid courses (both online & evening).  See the UH Mānoa Catalog for details.

Handbooks

Type Name Updated
Handbook/Instructions MEd CS Handbook 1 Prospective and New Students 2016-2017 Last Updated
August 2016
Type Name Updated
Handbook/Instructions MEd CS Handbook 2 Continuing and Graduating Students 2016-2017 Last Updated
August 2016

Coursework

Twelve core credits plus at least 18 credits chosen from the following list or other courses selected in consultation with the program advisor. Students who have not completed a teacher preparation program for initial teaching license in PK-3 may need to complete 6-9 credits of foundational coursework in early childhood education as part of their program of study

Pre-requisite Foundational Courses:

  • One course on child development in the early years (prenatal – 8 years)
  • One course on developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education
  • One course on partnering with families and communities in early childhood settings

Required Core Courses:

  • EDCS 622B: Development and Improvement of Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  • EDCS 606: Introduction to Research
  • EDCS 632: Qualitative Research Methods
  • EDCS 667B: Seminar in Curriculum (Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education)

At least one of these:

  • EDCS 416: Early Childhood Foundations and Curriculum
  • EDCS 617: Early Literacy and Language Development
  • EDCS 618: Early Childhood Education: Advanced Topics (Projects & Integrated Studies)

At least one of these:

  • EDEP 664: Instructional Psychology focuses on the application of the CREDEStandards to improve instruction for Native Hawaiian students.
  • EDCS 618: Early Childhood Education: Advanced Topics (Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings)

Recommended Courses:

  • EDCS 415: Early Childhood Foundations and Curriculum
  • EDCS 416: Early Childhood Foundations and Curriculum
  • EDCS 617: Early Literacy and Language Development
  • EDCS 618: Early Childhood Education: Advanced Topics (Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings)
  • EDCS 628: Function of Play in Early Childhood Education
  • EDCS 640 (alpha?): Seminar (alpha?) Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings
  • EDCS 656: Seminar in Issues in Early Childhood Education
  • EDEP 664: Instructional Psychology focuses on the application of the CREDE
  • Standards to improve instruction for Native Hawaiian students.

Other Courses:

  • EDEP 661: Development and Learning
  • DIS 683: Interdisciplinary Disability and Diversity Issues
  • DIS 684: Interdisciplinary Team Development
  • LAW 590R: Child Welfare Clinic

Brochure for New and Prospective Students: 

Type Name Updated
Brochure/Information MEd CS: PK-3 Brochure Last Updated
June 2016

Quick Facts

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

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