Curriculum Studies: Aloha Kumu Cohort

University of Hawaii at Manoa

21 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Aloha Kumu is a hui (group) of educators committed to supporting teachers in their pursuit of meaningful and relevant professional development and learning opportunities. The Curriculum Studies: Aloha Kumu Cohort program is offered by University of Hawaii at Manoa.


The Academic Program

Curriculum Studies: Aloha Kumu Cohort from University of Hawaii at Manoa will work with groups of teachers to develop inter-disciplinary MEd-CS degree programs specifically designed to help them address the needs, goals, and aspirations of their students, schools, districts, and/or communities. 

We will collaborate with teachers to articulate program goals and objectives; develop a program schedule; select courses; develop activities and experiences; and design a plan b project. Aloha Kumu faculty have developed cohorted MEd-CS degree programs for K-12 teachers at various private and public schools in Hawai‘i. We have developed programs that have focused on National Board Certification, community-based education, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education, Aloha ‘Aina Leadership, and place-based education.

 While many of our MEd-CS programs have served teachers at schools in the Nanakuli-Wai‘anae and Campbell-Kapolei complexes within the Hawaii-Department of Education, we look forward to working with and supporting teachers throughout Hawai‘i.

Aloha Kumu is currently offering a MEd-CS program/cohort focusing on National Board Certification-Teacher Leader for teachers in the Nanakuli-Wai‘anae and Campbell-Kapolei Complex area schools. Students who complete this program may be eligible to add an additional teaching field to an existing Hawaii license.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Curriculum Leadership.
  • Introduction to Research in Curriculum and Teaching. 
  • Qualitative Research Methods. 
  • Plan B Master’s Project. 
  • New Literacies Leadership.
  • Cultural Diversity and Education. 
  • Seminar in Curriculum. 
  • Seminar Interdisciplinary Education. 
  • Leadership and Governance in Education. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. 
  • Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16824 USD per semester and a duration of 21 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16824 USD per semester and a duration of 21 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 21 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Curriculum Studies: Aloha Kumu Cohort
University of Hawaii at Manoa