Graduate Division notifies each applicant of the decision on the application. Official notification of acceptance or rejection is generally mailed between February and June for all admissions, depending on when the application was completed and when the decision was reached. However, most notifications are sent in April and May. Incomplete applications are not considered for … read more of When will we find out if we were admitted to the PhD program?
Full Members of the Graduate Faculty (may chair or serve on dissertation committees): Rhonda S. Black, Ed.D., Professor (email@example.com) Research Areas: transition, secondary special education, social competence and integration, teacher education, disability in media Sara Cook, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (firstname.lastname@example.org) Research Areas: learning disabilities, evidence based practices, co-teaching, pre-service teacher education, assessment in special education … read more of What research areas do the program faculty specialize in?
There is no set number of students to be admitted each year. Acceptance decisions are based on the eligibility and quality of each applicant. Completed applications are first screened by the Graduate Division admissions office, and only those applications of students who meet the minimum requirements of Graduate Division are forwarded to the graduate chair … read more of What are the acceptance rates for this program?
There is no specific cut-off score used as the review committee will review the entire application package holistically to determine fit for the program. The GRE is one component of the entire application package.
The foreign student application deadline is January 15. In addition to general application materials, a TOEFL score of 600 for applicants from foreign countries where English is not the dominant language (regardless of degree completion from other US institutions); and financial status verification is required. Please refer to the International Student website for more detailed … read more of Are there additional requirements for international applicants?
Time to completion will vary by candidate, however, most candidates finish between 5-7 years. All graduate degrees at the University of Hawaii must be completed within 7 years.
The field of Exceptionalities is concerned with services and education for individuals who have unique needs, often due to disabilities. The field is broad; addressing lifespan concerns, and involving such services as special education, advocacy, family support, community services, and vocational and postsecondary education and support services. A number of common underpinnings serve as the … read more of What is the field of Exceptionalities?
No, we no longer require the GRE as an admissions requirement to our MEd programs. However, instead you will be expected to write a timed, 30-minute essay as part of the video recorded response component of the application process.
For our online programs, classes will be presented through the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Laulima course site. Each course has a website that includes various components, such as the syllabus, course schedule, assignments, quizzes/tests, and other resources. Some courses may include recorded video lectures. Students should expect to study/work approximately 9 hours per week … read more of What are synchronous online classes like?
Candidates will complete a Literacy Specialist Portfolio as the capstone project as a part of this program. The portfolio for the Literacy Specialist program is an electronic portfolio in which candidates showcase their learning aligned with the International Literacy Association Standards for Reading/Literacy Specialists and International Dyslexia Standards. The Portfolio is comprised of artifacts based … read more of What is the Literacy Specialist Portfolio?