Ethical Conduct & Academic Integrity

Students are expected to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity. You should be aware that instances of academic dishonesty (cheating and plagiarism) could result in suspension or expulsion from the University.

  • Cheating includes giving unauthorized help during an examination, obtaining unauthorized information about an exam before it is administered, using inappropriate sources of information during an exam, altering the record of a grade or altering an examination after it has been submitted, and misrepresenting the facts in order to obtain exemptions from course requirements.
  • Plagiarism includes submitting to satisfy an academic requirement any document that has been copied in whole or in part from another individual’s work without identifying that individual, paraphrasing a passage so closely that the reader is misled as to the source, and submitting the same written or oral material in more than one course without obtaining authorization from the instructors involved.
  • If a faculty member suspects academic misconduct, he or she will notify the student, discuss the situation, and take action as he or she deems appropriate. (Please consult the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Catalog under the Campus Policies section).

Program Completion

All course work and the capstone project (a Plan A thesis or Plan B – Professional Portfolio, Project or Paper) or must meet deadlines for completion posted by the Office of Graduate Education during the final semester of the program. Information on timelines and critical dates will be disseminated in MEd in Early Childhood Education seminars and updated throughout your program. Please read program literature and plan to be responsible for meeting program deadlines early in the semester when you plan to graduate. (More information on this is included under Plan A and Plan B requirements).

An application for graduation must be filed with the Office of Graduate Education at the beginning of the semester in which the student expects to complete the degree requirements. Such applications need only be made once.

Note: A student must be enrolled in the semester he/she plans to graduate. Should all coursework be completed, the student may enroll in at least one credit of EDCS 700 (Plan A) or in EDCS 695 for one credit (Plan B) to satisfy this requirement.