Indigenous Wisdom

21st Century Knowledge

Ethnomathematics 11-month Graduate Certificate

with M.Ed Curriculum Studies, Math Education option

Photos: Na'alehu Anthony and Stacey Sawa

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Ethnomathematics is the integration of Indigenous wisdom and 21st-century learning by real-world problem-solving of mathematics that is relevant, contextualized, and sustainable. Ethnomathematics empowers students to be locally-minded, global citizens through a sense of purpose and a sense of place.

 

The Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate is designed for educators and graduate students who want to gain in-depth knowledge in the area of ethnomathematics.

 

The program prepares teachers as leaders to transfer culturally-sustaining mathematics knowledge to the schools, districts, and communities by strengthening P-20 college, career, and community readiness. This program incorporates Mathematics Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Nā Hopena A‘o values-based frameworks.

“As far as I know, no other academic program in ethnomathematics exists in the world. Its creation [at the University of Hawai‘i] opens new paths for research, where mathematics can be looked at from fresh and exciting standpoints. It will certainly promote international cooperation within different communities of researchers, from mathematics to anthropology through a long list of intertwined disciplines."

 

- International Commission on Mathematical Instruction
(ICMI) Former President Ferdinando Arzarello

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

The Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate programs aim to create opportunities to develop teachers as leaders through the following program learning outcomes:

 

Increase knowledge of culturally-sustaining mathematics content aligned with K–12 federal and state standards and values-based frameworks such as Mathematics Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Nā Hopena A‘o (HIDOE, 2015).

 

Prepare teachers as leaders to provide instruction and professional development in ethnomathematics in their schools, districts, and communities.

 

Strengthen sustainable campus-community networks leading to college, career, and community readiness.

 

The ethnomathematics graduate certificate foundation is built on respecting, celebrating, and sustaining all participants’ inventions, experiences, and applications of mathematics in a shared commitment to equity, empowerment, and dignity.

 

Our program partners include the University of Hawai‘i System, Hawai‘i State Department of Education, Hawaiʻi P–20 Partnerships for Education, Pacific American Foundation, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Each partner works together to collectively model effective teaching practices and support strategies that encourage students to work hard to fulfill their responsibilities to families, the environment, and the community.

COURSEWORK AND DATES


Coursework:

Coursework for the Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate is online, except for a weeklong orientation during the Summer and a concluding weekend at the end of Spring semester. Cohorts begin annually during Summer. Each cohort will span one academic year, plus the previous summer (i.e., Summer, Fall, Spring).

 

Summer (1 week intensive in-person)

EDCS 654 Ethnomathematics (3 credits)

 

Fall (online) - Online classes once a week

EDCS 606 Introduction to Research in Curriculum and Teaching (3 credits)

EDCS 622G Curriculum Leadership: K–14 (3 credits)

 

Spring (online) - Online classes once a week (1 weekend in-person - end of the semester)

EDCS 632 Qualitative Research Methodology (3 credits)

EDCS 667 Seminar in Curriculum (3 credits)

 

Master’s Degree and Add-a-Field Licensure Options

Students may concurrently complete the MEd Curriculum Studies, Math Education program.  Students in both the Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate and MEd Curriculum Studies, Math Education programs are eligible to add the field, Ethnomathematics, to an existing State of Hawaiʻi teaching license. Please refer to the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board for more information.

 

2019-2020 Dates:

Summer 2019 (in-person):  July 1-7, 2019

Fall 2019 (online):  Weekly online

Spring 2019 (online/in-person):  Weekly online; and May 2-3, 2020 in-person

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affirmative action institution

Use of this site implies consent

with our Usage Policy

copyright © 2018

University of Hawaiʻi

Indigenous Wisdom

21st Century Knowledge

Ethnomathematics 11-month Graduate Certificate with M.Ed. Curriculum Studies, Math Education option

Photos: Na'alehu Anthony and Stacey Sawa

“As far as I know, no other academic program in ethnomathematics exists in the world. Its creation [at the University of Hawai‘i] opens new paths for research, where mathematics can be looked at from fresh and exciting standpoints. It will certainly promote international cooperation within different communities of researchers, from mathematics to anthropology through a long list of intertwined disciplines."

 

- International Commission on Mathematical Instruction
(ICMI) Former President Ferdinando Arzarello

About the program

Photos: Na'alehu Anthony and Stacey Sawa

About the program