The MEd-CS Aloha ʻĀina Education and Leadership track is a 30-credit track for Aloha ʻĀina educators and leaders. The cohort focuses on Aloha ʻĀina (Love for homeland, patriotism) as a foundation for relationships, education, leadership, well-being, and research in Hawaiʻi. Participating educators will critically engage with Aloha ʻĀina in various contexts to help them better understand, articulate, and respond to their kuleana to ʻāina and Lāhui. Aloha ʻĀina professors will work with a group of teachers to develop an interdisciplinary MEd-CS degree program specifically designed to help them address the needs, goals, and aspirations of their school, district, and/or community. We will collaborate with teachers to set cohort goals and objectives; develop a program schedule; select courses; develop activities and experiences; and design a Plan B project.

12-core credits plus at least 18-credits chosen from the following list (subject to change):

Required Core Courses:

  • EDCS 622G: Curriculum Leadership (3)
  • EDCS 606: Introduction to Research (3)
  • EDCS 632: Qualitative Research Methods (3)
  • EDCS 667G: Seminar in Curriculum Issues (3)

Recommended Courses:

  • EDCS 670: Indigenous & Postcolonial Perspectives in Education (3)
  • EDCS 640M: Interdisciplinary Education – Living Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education and Leadership (3)
  • EDCS 640P: Seminar-Place Based Education (3)
  • EDCS 630: Culture and Diversity in Education (3)
  • POLS 684: Contemporary Native Hawaiian Politics
  • EDCS 640K: Social Studies – History of the Hawaiian Monarchy (3)
  • ITE 441: Hawaiian Studies, Methods (3)
  • EDEF 652: History of Education in Hawaii (3)
  • EDCS 695: Plan B Master’s Project (V)
  • EDCS 699: Directed Reading and/or Research (V)

Culminating Requirement:

Plan-B Project