MEd, Curriculum Studies

Typical Length 2 years

Delivery Campus-Based



The MEd-CS Language Arts/Literacy track is a minimum 30-credit program track that focuses on the study of the teaching, learning, curriculum, evaluation and policy in English Language arts/Literacy education, including all or any grade level/s K-12.

Who should consider this program

K-12 Educators, Educational Leaders, and Informal Educators

Common Careers

Graduates of this program are positioned to become leaders at their school, district, state, and beyond in English language arts/Literacy. They are also prepared to conduct research on English language arts/Literacy in their schools and districts.

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: Language Arts/Literacy 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 resume 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 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 Feb 15 *
Spring N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A

* International students, in light of changing US entry visa and policies due to COVID-19, please contact Graduate Division at to discuss admissions.

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.

Financial assistance may be found at:

Delivery & Format

Content area tracks are un-cohorted and focus on the in-depth study of a particular content. 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 Language Arts/Literacy track is a 30-credit graduate program consisting of the following:

  • 4 core courses (12-credits)
    • EDCS 622G: Curriculum Leadership (3)
    • EDCS 606: Introduction to Research  (3)
    • EDCS 632: Qualitative Research Methods (3) or approved alternative research methods course
    • EDCS 667G: Seminar in Curriculum Issues (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: Language Arts/Literacy.

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. 

Program Coordinator
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Amanda Smith

Assistant Professor

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