Hawai‘i Certification Institute for School Leaders

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) College of Education (COE) Department of Educational Administration (EDEA) helps develop future leaders in education.

Educating and developing Hawai‘i’s educators for more than 97 years, the COE serves as one of the premier options for the Hawai‘i Certification Institute for School Leaders (HICISL) program. EDEA guides a pool of highly qualified professionals through its programs, focusing on student growth and transformation. COE graduates are visionary, knowledgeable, and effective, and they serve in diverse educational leadership roles locally, nationally, and internationally.

The COE-HICISL program is a 21-credit online 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 the master’s option can be completed within two years for a total of 30 credits.

Financial Assistance

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

Prospective students must complete an Outreach College application.

Course Listing


EDEA 601 Intro to Educational Admin (3 credits)

EDEA 775 Seminar on the Principalship (3 credits)

EDEA 680 Sem: Curriculum Administration (3 credits)

EDEA 630K Ed Law: K-12 (3 credits)

EDEA 610 School-Community Relations (3 credits)

EDEA 620K Ed Finance: K-12 (3 credits)

EDEA 670 Teacher Develop and Eval. (3 credits)