Developing Future Leaders

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.

Mission Statement

The graduate program in Educational Administration is intended to facilitate leadership in educational organizations by developing a pool of highly qualified professionals who serve the State of Hawaii, the nation, and Pacific Region. The program develops leaders who conduct and apply research, utilize reflection and inquiry, develop and implement policy within a collaborative context, all of which fosters growth and transformation within individuals and organizations.

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The graduate program in Educational Administration is intended to facilitate leadership in educational organizations by developing a pool of highly qualified professionals who serve the State of Hawaii, the nation, and Pacific Region. The program develops leaders who conduct and apply research, utilize reflection and inquiry, develop and implement policy within a collaborative context, all of which fosters growth and transformation within individuals and organizations.

Program Objectives

The EDEA program develops educational leaders who:

  1. Understand the organizational life and the dynamics of change processes by examining trends, traditions, theory and policy of institutions in order to improve practice.
  2. Understand and articulate the moral/ethical, political, collaborative and curricular dimensions of administrative roles within diverse cultural contexts.
  3. Have a well-developed analytic capacity that is informed by theory, research, and practice to solve problems and generate policy.
  4. Apply knowledge and skills to changing organization contexts impacted by social, political, economic, cultural, and technological forces in order to foster the growth and development of the organization and its members.
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Student Testimonials

Anthony
Leona Anthony EDEA Master’s HE Alumnum
"The journey through my program was one of the best experiences I've had thus far. I learned so much from my professors, fellow students, and staff. I also met so many wonderful people, made new friends, and am just so elated to be a part of a community of folks who continue to inspire others for the greater good."
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Adrian Coson EDEA Master’s HE Alumnum
“Choosing to enroll in the EDEA program at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. I was challenged by my peers and instructors to think about higher education from a different perspective other than my own. I met some incredible people who are doing amazing work all over the world.”
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Sabrina Fallejo Uganiza EDEA PhD and Master’s HE Alumnum
“The EDEA Program has shaped and continues to positively impact me academically, professionally, and personally. Through this program, I have exceeded every goal I have had for myself. While this program, the curriculum, and content is undoubtedly challenging and rigorous, the faculty and staff are incredibly supportive, and never cease to motivate and encourage you on your academic journey.”
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Jhameel Meyer Current EDEA PhD K-12 Student
“Deciding to attend the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an easy choice as both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are from Mānoa. The support I receive from the Ed Admin professors is phenomenal. The professors work with you to support your needs and help you to achieve your goals.”
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Sean Tajima EDEA Master’s K-12 Alumnum
“The coursework of the program provided me with the knowledge and skills to do my job, and the professors provided me with opportunities to reflect on my practice to promote lifelong development.”
Jose
Michael Jose EDEA Master’s K-12 Alumnum
“COE’s collaboration with the HIDOE’s CISL certificate program is unlike any other! Through a rigorous and highly relevant course of study, along with the positive relationships with awesome professors and support staff, CISL candidates are prepared for a successful career in educational leadership.”