Applications for the Spring 2018 cohort will begin in Summer, 2017
Please mark your calendar and return to this website in Spring 2017 for information and instructions for applying to the Spring 2018 cohort.
Project Ho′olako is a grant funded opportunity to earn a Master of Special Education degree with a focus on students with severe behavioral and learning needs, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
This is a 33 credit, state-wide program designed for those who:
- already hold a Hawaii Teaching license and have two years of experience with the target student population
- desire a master's degree without teacher licensure for career advancement.
The first cohort will be selected in Fall 2015 to begin the M.Ed. program in January 2016. The second cohort will be selected in Fall 2017 to begin the M.Ed. program in January 2018.
Grant financial support includes:
- Tuition stipend to cover 33 credits, disbursed by semester
- Initial $1400 stipend at the beginning of program to allow for technology access to support participation in this M.Ed. program
- $600 Registration & travel stipend to attend a regional/state conference in Hawaii to present their research.
Required scholar service obligation (payback) of two years working with students with disabilities for each year of financial support. Service obligation monitored by the federal government