Curriculum Studies: Aloha Kumu Cohort, M.Ed. | Online | University of Hawaii at Manoa | United States
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Curriculum Studies: Aloha Kumu Cohort

21 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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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.
  • 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 SCH


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

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification pages, or a copy of the national identification card if a passport is not available.
  • Submit one transcript or academic record from each institution of higher education attended, including any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take English Language Proficiency.
  • Show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses, including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 21 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 21 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 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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