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UHM College of Education
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone (808) 956-7849
Fax (808) 956-4271

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Academic Departments

The Department of Curriculum Studies (CS) provides educators with opportunities for advanced scholarship and preparation within their chosen fields. EDCS offers several graduate certificates, two master’s degrees and the PhD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) specialization.

The Curriculum Studies department is also proud to house the Hawai‘i Writing Project and numerous grants in Early Childhood education, indigenous education, place-based education, and other major educational areas.


UHM College of Education
Curriculum Studies
Everly Rm 224
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone (808) 956-4401
Fax (808) 956-9905
Email csdept@hawaii.edu

Visit the CS site

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) College of Education (COE) Department of Educational Administration (EDEA) helps develop future leaders in K-12 and postsecondary education. EDEA guides a pool of highly qualified professionals through its higher education leadership programs fostering growth and transformation within individuals and organizations. EDEA graduates serve in diverse educational leadership roles in K-12 and higher education administration, locally, nationally, and internationally. Our focus provides students with opportunities to explore issues of national and international importance and to specialize in their areas of professional interest.


UHM College of Education
EDEA, Wist Hall Rm 220
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone (808) 956-7843
Fax (808) 956-4120
Email: edadmin@hawaii.edu

Visit the EDEA site

The Department of Educational Foundations is committed to the professional and personal intellectual growth of educators and laypersons who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding of educational problems, questions, issues, and controversies. The department aims to create in educational professionals an understanding of the socio-cultural, historical, international, philosophical, and political contexts of education so that they can make informed and wise decisions about educational problems and policy issues in order to better contribute to a just, diverse, democratic society.


UHM College of Education
EDEF, Wist Hall Rm 113
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone (808) 956-7913
Fax (808) 956-9100
Email: edef@hawaii.edu

Visit the EDEF site

The Department of Educational Psychology promotes inquiry in human learning and development, research methods, and program evaluation within the context of a diverse society. Educators pursuing careers as professors, researchers, program evaluators, specialists, administrators, or other types of leadership positions may want to consider a Masters degree, a PhD, or a graduate certificate in the field of Educational Psychology.

Specifically, the major areas of study include human learning, human development, research methodology, statistics, measurement, and assessment and program evaluation. Master’s and Doctoral degree and two graduate certificate programs are offered in this department.

Approximately 50 students are enrolled in graduate programs of study in educational psychology. Although the Department makes significant contributions to undergraduate programs in teacher education, there is no undergraduate major in educational psychology. In collaboration with the Department of Psychology, the Department of Educational Psychology offers a 4+1 BAM program for students who are dual enrolled in the BA program in Psychology and MEd in Educational Psychology.


UHM College of Education
EDEP, Wist Hall Rm 214
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone (808) 956-7775
Fax (808) 956-6615
Email: edpsych@hawaii.edu

Visit the EDEP site

With campus-based and hybrid (mix of campus-based and online) program options available, a B.Ed. from the Elementary Education Program (EEP) prepares future teachers for a rewarding career teaching elementary education. Whether you are aspiring to be a teacher that works with young children, children in K-6, children with special needs, or are aspiring to be a teacher who is great at inspiring children whose first language is not English, EEP has a program for you!


Everly Hall Rm 223
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-4154
Email: kk29@hawaii.edu

Visit the Elementary Education site

The STE Secondary Education, Kahalewaiho‘ona‘auao Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is grounded in our deep passion and commitment to creating an equitable and socially just society. We offer a transformative learning experience that prepares educators to develop deep wisdom for teaching rooted in place and community action as a foundation for sparking students’ wonder and imagination about how to live in the world. We prepare teachers who contribute to crafting schools and designing learning experiences that inspire and provide students with opportunities to develop agency to create a peaceful, democratic society.


Everly Hall Rm 226
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-4241
Email: mezurash@hawaii.edu

Visit the Secondary Education site

The Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS) prepares professionals in a variety of areas of health and wellness. We offer diverse programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. However, the core of what we do stems from our shared philosophy of considering the whole individual, across the lifespan.

KRS encompasses professions and provides training and information from childhood through adulthood, from sedentary individuals to professional athletes, as well as individuals with disabilities and at varying levels of health. Expanding and deepening knowledge in the following intertwined spheres of body (e.g., walking gait mechanics, exercise and HIV, etc), mind (e.g., physical activity and cognitive function, concussions, etc), and social-emotional well-being (e.g., social/behavioral interventions, psychosocial impacts of disability, etc) through research and practice add to KRS students’ experiences.


UHM College of Education
KRS, PE Athletic Complex Rm 231
1337 Lower Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone (808) 956-7606
Fax (808) 956-7976

For nearly half a century, the Department of Learning Design and Technology (LTEC) at UHM has provided a dynamic and high quality program for educators seeking innovative ways to integrate the latest technologies for teaching and learning. LTEC offers graduate certificate, online and campus Master’s, and Doctoral programs. You will find our graduates in K-12 education, colleges and universities, libraries, health care, private business, government, the military, non-profits, museums, and more.


UHM College of Education
LTEC, Wist Hall Rm 232
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone (808) 956-7671
Fax (808) 956-3905
Email: ltec@hawaii.edu

Visit the LTEC site

The Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) program envisions confident, well-prepared educators who have a critical role in creating and implementing quality experiences for all children. The program works in collaboration with public, charter, and private school partners to offer both a high-quality K–12 teacher licensure program and graduate education that supports the simultaneous renewal of K–12 schools and teacher education.

Upon successful completion of this Master’s degree, candidates will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) to teach elementary (K–6), secondary (6–12), or Hawaiian Language Immersion (K–12) in a general education classroom. Programs offered at the secondary level are English, Hawaiian Language, mathematics, science, or social studies.


Everly Hall Rm 221
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-5513
Email: medt@hawaii.edu

Visit the MEDT site

The Department of Special Education provides Baccalaureate and Post Baccalaureate degrees in Special Education that prepare educators to become eligible for licensure in Special Education. The Department of Special Education offers undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, Master’s and PhD programs for individuals pursuing licensure to teach students with disabilities and for those not pursuing teacher licensure.

Licensure programs are available in conjunction with Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees and a post-baccalaureate certificate program. Program options include mild/moderate disabilities and severe disabilities/autism, at preschool through secondary grade levels. In addition, the Department offers Masters and Doctorate Degrees for those who wish to work as professionals in human service areas that serve individuals with disabilities or those who want to take a leadership position within the field of Special Education.


UHM College of Education
Special Education Dept
Wist Hall Rm 120
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone (808) 956-7956
Fax (808) 956-4345
Email speduhm@hawaii.edu

Visit the SPED site

Research Units

Since 1966, CRDG has served the educational community locally, nationally and internationally by:

  • Conducting research and creating, evaluating, disseminating, and supporting educational programs that serve students, teachers, parents, and other educators in grades pre-K–12; and
  • Contributing to the body of professional knowledge and practice in teaching and learning, curriculum development, program dissemination and implementation, evaluation and assessment, and school improvement.

Curriculum Research & Development Group
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1776 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 800-799-8111 or 808-956-4969
Fax: 808-956-6730
Email: crdg@hawaii.edu

The Center on Disability Studies (CDS) is an Organized Research Unit recognized by the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents responsible for the following:

  • Providing interdisciplinary personnel preparation
  • Conducting community training and outreach
  • Initiating research, demonstration, and evaluation projects
  • Disseminating information on evidence-based practices
  • Serving the university and community to improve the quality of services provided to persons with disabilities

Center on Disability Studies
1410 Lower Campus Rd #171F
Honolulu, HI 96826

Support Units

OSAS provides academic advising to all undergraduate students and all teacher licensure programs.

The OSAS believes that academic advising is a developmental teaching process to assist students to clarify their life/career goals and develop meaningful educational plans to help them attain these goals. OSAS supports the College of Education students in a continual process of clarification and evaluation. Through the questioning and exchange of information, OSAS guides students through decision-making processes which will enable them to gain critical insights and make sound decisions.


Everly Hall, Room 126
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-7915
(808) 956-7849
Oahu: osas@hawaii.edu
Neighbor Islands: osassw@hawaii.edu

The COE Technology and Distance Programs (TDP) office supports COE operations through technical support, instructional design, software development, and faculty support for design and delivery of technology-mediated instruction.

For more information, contact TDP Interim Director, Dr. Peter Leong, peterleo@hawaii.edu

The Office of College Development and Alumni Relations advances the College’s mission of teaching, research and service by 1) identifying, cultivating, and securing financial investments in the College, and being responsible stewards of our relationships and resources, 2) involving College alumni, faculty, students and other constituents in the life of the College, 3) providing high-quality programs (e.g. scholarships) that are responsive to the needs of our constituents, and 4) informing our constituents of the College’s accomplishments, challenges, and priorities.

Mark Fukeda
Director of Development
Phone (808) 956-7988
Email mfukeda@hawaii.edu

The International and Special Programs (IASP) at UH Mānoa’s College of Education (COE) Dean’s Office supports international activities and initiatives for the entire College, striving towards creating a global experience for its students, faculty and staff, with a regional research and practice focus on Oceania and the Asia-Pacific.