Masters in Educational Foundations: Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Region is a nationally award-winning master of education (MEd) program. Designed to allow teachers, administrators, and other educators to pursue study and research interests without career interruption, the program emphasizes the exploration of educational issues from cultural, philosophical, historical, and international perspectives.

As part of EdLeads, students attend face-to- face sessions over two summers (five weeks each) with independent study and advising during the fall and spring semesters. The program embraces students’ research interests as well as the idea of professional leadership for teachers and other educators. With a vibrant community of students from all over Hawaiʻi, the mainland U.S., Asia  and the Pacific Islands, the program invites intellectual stimulation and social interaction.

A former student said, “I loved the opportunity to discuss relevant educational issues with other professionals.” Another student said, “The cohort experience helped to build a strong culture of mutual respect and enabled us to open up and share on a deep level.”

Course Listing


EDEF 610 Foundations of Educ Theory (3 credits)

EDEF 630 Cultural Diversity & Education (3 credits)

EDEF 649 Field Studies in Educ Fndtns (V credits)

EDEF 651 History of Educ on America (3 credits)

EDEF 667F Sem EDEF: Fdns of Curriculum (3 credits)

EDEF 669 Intro to Comparative/Intl Educ (3 credits)

EDEF 675 Intro to Educ Policy Studies (3 credits)

EDEF 678 Approaches to Ed Inquiry (3 credits)