MEd, Curriculum Studies

Typical Length 2 years

Delivery Campus-Based

30

Credits

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

Common Careers

Graduates are prepared to assume leadership positions that support cultural and linguistic diversity in their schools. They are better able to support English Learners, multilingual/bilingual and world language programming.

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: Multicultural/Multilingual 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 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 March 1 *
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 gradss@hawaii.edu to discuss admissions.


How to Apply
Tuition & Financial Aid

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 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.

Coursework

The MEd-CS Education, Content area 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: Multicultural 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.

Program Coordinator
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Patricia Halagao

Professor, Department & Graduate Chair

(808) 956-9295