UH Mānoa College of Education

As a land-grant institution, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is committed to improving education in Hawai‛i, preschool through graduate school. The College of Education is vibrant, unique, and serves not only the state of Hawai‛i, but a regional and global market. Ours is a diverse and robust college providing educational research, policy studies, curriculum development, professional development, allied health care, educational services, and teacher and educational leader preparation programs.


This 3-for-1 program allows candidates to earn their bachelor’s degree along with two teaching licenses at the early childhood level. This cohorted program is offered statewide and is a series of coursework taken as the final two years of the bachelor’s degree in education. This emphasis prepares teachers for young children with and without disabilities […]


Become a K-6 Elementary School Teacher Upon successful completion of this degree and submission of passing scores for the appropriate licensing tests, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB) to teach kindergarten through sixth grade (K-6) in a general education classroom.   K-6 teachers are typically responsible […]

Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) Credit

The graduate level Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) is offered fully online and requires the completion of 15 credits (5 courses). Although targeted for Hawaii’s educators, this program will also appeal to online educators throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Ethnomathematics Credit

The Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate is a 15-credit hybrid program grounded in real-world problem-solving that empowers teachers as leaders to be locally-minded, global citizens through a sense of purpose and a sense of place. Students have the option of adding the field, Ethnomathematics, to an existing Hawai‘i Standard or Advanced License. As endorsed by the Hawai‘i […]

Certificate in Literacy Leader: Literacy Specialist Credit

The Literacy Specialist Graduate Certificate is an 18-credit online program and partnership between the Curriculum Studies and Special Education Departments. The program prepares literacy specialists to ensure all students achieve their maximum potentials as readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and practitioners of 21st Century literacies (e.g., digital, media, visual, critical) based on International Literacy Association and […]


The Teacher Leader Graduate Certificate is an 18-credit program and partnership between the Curriculum Studies and the Educational Foundations departments to prepare teachers to lead classroom, school and district improvement through a range of leadership roles based on the Teacher Leader Model Standards. Graduates will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to assume educational […]


The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) College of Education (COE) Department of Educational Administration (EDEA) helps develop future leaders in education.  The COE-HICISL program is a 21-credit program that follows the UHM semester schedule, offering courses in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students can complete the program in less than two years, and […]

Place Based Curriculum (PACMED) Credit

MEd-CS PACMED is a 30-credit, online, 2-year, cohorted track for Pacific Island educators of all age students up through undergraduate level with a focus on the education in STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) & Place-Based Curriculum.

Aloha ʻĀina Education and Leadership Credit

The MEd-CS Interdisciplinary Education track with an emphasis in Aloha ʻĀina Education and Leadership is a 30-credit program for Aloha ʻĀina educators and leaders.

MEd-CS National Board Certification Teacher Leader Credit

The MEd-CS National Board Certification Teacher Leader track is a unique 30-credit program through which teachers may: 1) earn a master’s degree, 2) pursue National Board Certification (Initial certification or renewal), 3) earn a Teacher Leader Graduate certificate, and 4) add-a-field of Teacher Leader to a Hawaii Teaching License.

Dewey on a canoe Credit

The MEd-CS Interdisciplinary Education track with an emphasis on Progressive Philosophy and Pedagogy is a 30-credit graduate program designed for educators and scholars from diverse disciplines and contexts, who are interested in building our collective capacity for creating a better future society for today’s children.

Early Childhood Education Credit

The MEd – Early Childhood Education is a statewide, interdisciplinary graduate program designed to address the statewide need for Birth – 8 years leadership. This interdisciplinary degree is a collaboration between Curriculum Studies, Special Education, and Human Development & Family Studies.