University of Hawaii at Manoa

Teaching (Hawaiian Language Immersion Education)

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The Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) program prepares candidates for initial teacher licensure in Hawaiian Language Immersion Education and a content field (e.g., elementary education, secondary math education). The course curriculum is based on the actions, beliefs, and values of Native Hawaiian culture practices predicated on collaborative learning, respect for individuals, and sustainability through a heavy emphasis on direct experience in the schools as well as discussion strategies. Students complete their field-based coursework in public and private schools that offer Native Hawaiian language studies as well as Native Hawaiian Immersion schools that provide instruction in all subjects through the medium of the Native Hawaiian language. The program is offered in the cohort model that values positive interdependence and the development of social and emotional learning outcomes predicated on personal and social growth and well-being. For admission, applicants must satisfactorily complete an assessment of Hawaiian Language Proficiency in addition to other requirements for all applicants: An undergraduate degree awarded by an accredited college or university in a field other than education; A minimum GPA of 3.0.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Jon Yoshioka
Director, Master of Education in Teaching
University of Hawai‘i at MÄ?noa
Institute for Teacher Education
1776 University Avenue, Everly 223C
Honolulu, HI 96822

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