Typical Length 2 years

Delivery Hybrid




Stipends Available

The Department certifies its own school administrators through the Hawaii Certification Institute for School Leaders (HICISL). The two-year HICISL program promotes the performance of aspiring school leaders in their role through coaching, coursework and residency components.  EDEA administers the courses to assist candidates in completing the program. Selection for the HICISL program is made by the DOE.  The UHM EDEA program provides the courses to the CISL participants, however is not involved in the selection process.

For additional information on the Hawaii DOE HICISL program: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/LicensureAndCertification/Pages/home.aspx

For further information about becoming a certified school level administrator (i.e. Principal or Vice Principal), contact:

Professional Development and Educational Research Institute (PDERI)

Address: 345 Puuhale Road Room 106, Honolulu, HI 96819

Phone: 808-784-5300

Fax: 808-832-3207


Student interested in the master’s option see Master’s in K12 information.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must complete an Outreach College application.

Delivery Format

Courses offered in combination as online, hybrid, or in-person on the Mānoa campus.  Courses are offered through the Departments of Educational Administration in the College of Education. Students are able to complete the program in 2 years.

Tuition and Financial Assistance

For the most current information, refer to the Graduate Division website, UHM regular Tuition and Fees, or UHM Outreach College Tuition & Fees.

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education is committed to supporting your career advancement goals. HICISL participants who are new to the program are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement of $500 for each selected course if the participant maintains a B grade or higher.*

*Students who are using a UH Mānoa Tuition Waiver are not eligible to the $500 tuition reimbursement.

Application Deadlines

Rolling application period.

How to Apply

21 credits

  • EDEA 601: Introduction to Educational Administration (3)
  • EDEA 775: Seminar on the Principalship (3)
  • EDEA 680: Curriculum Administration (3)
  • EDEA 630K: Education Law (3)
  • EDEA 610: School-Community Relations (3)
  • EDEA 620K: Education Finance (3)
  • EDEA 670: Teacher Development & Evaluation (3)

Faculty & Advising

EDEA Associate Professor Stacey Roberts has taught graduate courses in educational administration at UHM since 1992 and has worked extensively during that time with the HIDOE, preparing administrators for the state’s public schools. She has worked and conducted research in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and teacher evaluation, and has written articles and conference papers in these areas as well.

For more information on HICISL option, contact Marilou Matsuura: