Curriculum & Instruction
Typical Length 5 years
The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) is a college-wide degree awarded for distinguished academic preparation for professional practice in the field of education. The program includes a variety of tracks including Curriculum and Instruction.
The Curriculum and Instruction track develops educational leaders in curriculum development, teaching, curriculum evaluation, and/or teacher education and professional development. The program varies in the number of credit hours required, depending upon the candidate’s qualifications, and includes courses required for all doctoral students enrolled in the College of Education; courses in an area of specialization, such as issues and trends in curriculum, teaching and learning, curriculum and program evaluation, and research on teacher education and professional development; breadth courses; a field project or an internship in college teaching; and the dissertation.
University or college professors, educational researchers, and/or educational leaders in curriculum development, teaching, curriculum evaluation, and/or teacher education and professional development.
Applicants must have graduated, or will graduate, from a UHM recognized, accredited, master’s degree program prior to beginning the PhD, Education: Curriculum & Instruction program.
The GRE is required for admission to this program. GRE scores cannot be older than five years from the application deadline.
A transcript from each post-secondary institution attended.
A written statement of objectives as part of your application.
Your resume or CV.
A sample of scholarly writing as part of your application.
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
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* International students, in light of changing US entry visa and policies due to COVID-19, please contact Graduate Division at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss admissions.
How to Apply
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)
Most CS programs offer on-campus, evening classes that are currently held from 4:30-7:00p.m. Many CS programs also offer hybrid courses (both online & evening). See the UH Mānoa Catalog for details.
The PhD in Education Program, Curriculum & Instruction Track requires a minimum of 40 credit hours. Each course is generally 3 credits.
- College Inquiry Core (9 credits)
- Curriculum and Instruction Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
- Curriculum and Instruction Core Courses (9 credits)
- Emphasis Area (9-15 credits)
- Breadth or Electives (6-12 credits)
- Field Study or Teaching Internship (3 credits)
- Dissertation (1 credit, variable)
Please view the PhD Handbook to read the Guidelines for the PhD in Education Program, Curriculum and Instruction Track.