MEd, Curriculum Studies

Typical Length 2 years

Delivery Campus-Based

Nationally Accredited

The MEd-CS in Art Education is a minimum 30-credit track that focuses on the study of teaching, learning, curriculum, evaluation and policy in art education, including all or any grade level/s K-12. This track will provide flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the students and make the best use of faculty expertise.

Who should consider this program

K-20 Educators/General Students who need the flexibility to complete a graduate program of study. Students may attend part-time, but the program must be completed within seven years of the date of admission. The average time to completion is 2.4 years.

Common careers

Graduates of the program become leaders at the school, district, state level, and beyond in their particular discipline area/content area.

Admission Requirements

Must have graduated from an accredited, four-year institution of higher education recognized by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), prior to beginning the MEd, Curriculum Studies: Art Education program.

An Undergraduate Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A transcript from each post-secondary institution attended.

A written statement of objectives as part of your application.

Your resumé or CV.

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Applicants who are not native English speakers may need to take the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) tests. For more information view the Graduate Division website.

International students that have been admitted are required to submit a copy of their Identification documents (i.e. Passport or Identification Card)

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses

How to Apply
Application Deadlines
Starting Semester General Admission International Students Admission
Fall Contact Dept. Chair, Dr. Patricia Halagao at for admission information *

We are currently not admitting international students residing outside of the US into our hybrid or online programs due to legal and tax implications. For more information, please contact Graduate Division at

How to Apply
Tuition & Funding

For the most current information, always refer to the Graduate Division website, UHM regular Tuition & Fees or UHM Outreach College Tuition & Fees.

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Delivery Format

Content area tracks are generally un-cohorted and focus on the in-depth study of a particular content area. Students in these different tracks share common core coursework and have the flexibility to take specialization electives determined by their discipline/content area.  CS programs offer a diverse array of course delivery. Courses may be offered on-campus in the evening or as hybrid online courses. See the UH Mānoa Catalog for details.


The MEd-CS Education, tracks are a 30-credit graduate program consisting of the following:

  • 4 core courses (12-credits) – EDCS 622G Curriculum Leadership: K–14 (3), EDCS 606 Introduction to Research in Curriculum and Teaching (3), EDCS 632 Qualitative Research Methods (3), and EDCS 667 Seminar in Curriculum (3)
  • Minimum 6 specialization courses (18-credits) – required and/or recommended coursework and directed study in specialization track. Courses should be chosen in consultation with advisor.
  • Plan A Thesis or Plan B Paper/Project

For a full listing of courses, see the MEd-CS Handbook: Art Education.

Advising & Faculty

Our faculty and staff will provide you with guidance and resources to support your success from beginning to end. You will receive a dedicated faculty advisor to partner with you on your journey.