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Multicultural Education

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 multilingual multicultural education, including all or any grade level/s K-12.

12-core credits plus at least 18-credits chosen from the following list, or other courses selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Required Core Courses:

  • EDCS 622G: Curriculum Leadership (3)
  • EDCS 606: Introduction to Research (3)
  • EDCS 632: Qualitative Research Methods (3)
  • EDCS 667G: Seminar in Curriculum Issues (3)

Recommended Courses:

  • EDCS 440: Curriculum Implications for Multicultural Education (3)
  • EDCS 441: Hawaiian Studies, Methods (3)
  • EDCS/EDEF 453: Gender Issues in Education (3)
  • EDCS 600: Language, Learning & Teaching (3)
  • EDCS/EDEF 630: Cultural Diversity and Education (3)
  • EDCS/SLS 644: Multilingual/EL Pedagogy (3)
  • EDCS 645: Seminar in Multicultural Literacy (3)
  • EDCS 647C: Classroom and School Literacy Assessment, Multilingualism
  • EDCS 648: Reading for English Language Learners K-12 (3)
  • EDCS 670: Indigenous & Postcolonial Perspectives in Education (3)
  • EDCS 671 Contemporary Native Hawaiian Education (3)
  • EDEF 470: Ethnic Groups and Education in Hawaii (3)
  • ITE 403D: Seminar in Educational Inquiry: International Field Study
  • SLS 680U: Topics in Second Language Studies, Introduction to Multilingualism Multiculturalism
  • SPED 487: Characteristics/ Strategies for Teaching at-risk-Students (3)
  • SPED 600: Foundations of Exceptionality (3)
  • EDEA 652: Conflict Management in Education (3)
  • EDEA 655: Intercultural Interactions (3)
  • EDEF 652: History of Education in Hawaii (3)
  • EDEF 669: Introduction to Comparative/International Education (3)
  • EDEF 680: Seminar on Race, Law, and Education (3)
  • EDEF 683: Social and Cultural Contexts of Education (3)
  • EDEF 762: Seminar on the Social and Cultural Contexts of Education (3)
  • EDEP 768B: Seminar in Educational Psychology: Psychology of Culture (3)

Additional courses at the 400 or 600 level may be chosen from fields such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Languages & Literature, Second Language Studies, and Women’s Studies

Culminating Requirements:

  • Plan A Thesis or Plan B Project