Master of Education in Curriculum Studies- Aloha ʻĀina Education and Leadership

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.

The cohort focuses on Aloha ʻĀina (Love for homeland, patriotism) as a foundation for relationships, education, leadership, well-being, and research in Hawaiʻi. Participating educators will critically engage with Aloha ʻĀina in various contexts to help them better understand, articulate, and respond to their kuleana to ʻāina and Lāhui. Aloha ʻĀina professors will work with participating educators to develop an interdisciplinary MEd-CS degree program specifically designed to help them address the needs, goals, and aspirations of their school, district, and/or community. We will collaborate with educators to set cohort goals and objectives; develop a program schedule; select courses; develop activities and experiences; and design a Plan B project.

Who should consider this program

Aloha ʻĀina educators and leaders

Graduates will be prepared with the knowledge, skills, and kuleana to: 1) assume teaching and educational leadership roles in various school and community contexts, 2) pursue doctoral studies, 3) conduct and disseminate research relating to Aloha ʻĀina education and leadership, 4) develop and implement Aloha ʻĀina curricula, 5) Aloha ʻĀina.