What does it mean to be in a cohorted program?

You will journey through the MEd program and the National Board Certification process with the same group of students and a dedicated team of faculty. You will be a part of a vibrant-learning community that is committed to supporting each other through the program and beyond.

What is the time commitment during the summer session?

The 2-summer courses will meet face-to-face during a three-week block of time in June/July. The exact dates of the courses will be developed with the program participants. We will typically run Monday-Friday from 8:00 am ­– 3:00 pm.

Can I work during my study in the graduate program?

Most of our students are full-time teachers (k-12). Our program coordinators are former-HIDOE teachers and are mindful of the needs, responsibilities, and challenges of full-time teaching while pursuing graduate degrees. Please see “Delivery Format” for information on when the courses will be offered.

What should I include in my resume?

In your Resume, please include things like: Examples of leadership and service in your organization, the profession, and/or your community. Such as, serving on committees, helping out with conferences or other professional development events, involvement in public policy and advocacy such as your testifying on early learning legislation, mentoring students, serving on HiAEYC or other boards, helping out … read more of What should I include in my resume?

Would I be able to be recommended for license in another state through this program?

Licensing in early childhood education is a complex issue. Hawai’i participates in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement which facilitates the mobility of educators among the states that are members of NASDTEC. UHM recommends you contact the office of certification in any state to which you may be relocating to get the most current information. See the … read more of Would I be able to be recommended for license in another state through this program?