MEd, Curriculum Studies
Typical Length 2 years
MEd-CS Interdisciplinary is a minimum 30 credit track with two options: (1) the independent study of an area of concentration based on the student’s choice or (2) a set thematic course of study with a cohort of students. Coursework requires twelve core credit hours and at least 18 credit hours of electives. For independent students, the interdisciplinary track can provide flexibility to adapt to their needs and interests and make the best use of faculty expertise. Electives are chosen from a recommended course list, or may be selected in consultation with the program advisor. Students in any of our cohorted MEd-CS Interdisciplinary programs join a community that take a prescribed set of courses together focused on a particular theme. For information about these interdisciplinary cohorted programs, please go to the Masterʻs:Interdisciplinary drop-down menu above to see a full description of each program.
New and experienced Educators who seek additional support in their careers
Graduates of the program become leaders at the school, district, state level, and beyond in their particular discipline area/content area.
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: Interdisciplinary 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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial assistance may be found at:
- Department of Curriculum Studies Merit-based Giving Tree Scholarship
- College of Education scholarships
- STAR website (please note that this is only accessible to students with a valid UH ID number – must be admitted as a student prior to looking for scholarships on this site)
- Graduate Assistantships and Campus Employment
- Financial Support section of the Graduate Division website
- Tuition Waivers (Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers, Kua‘ana Tuition Waiver)
- UH Manoa Financial Aid Office (email@example.com)
- TEACH Grant
- Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness
- Student Scholarships (Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Hawai‘i Education Association Hawaii Education Association, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools, other)
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 Interdisciplinary track is a 30-credit graduate program consisting of the following:
- 4 core courses (12-credits)
- 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 B Paper/Project
For a full listing of courses, see the MEd-CS Handbook: Interdisciplinary Education.
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.