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Teaching, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Honolulu, HI, United States| Online
The Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) program is a two-year, field-based program designed for those pursuing careers in teaching who have earned baccalaureate degrees in fields other than education.
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Overview

Upon successful completion of this degree and submission of passing scores for the appropriate licensing tests, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB) to teach elementary (K-6), secondary (6-12), or Hawaiian Language Immersion (K-12) in a general education classroom.

Programs offered at the secondary level are: English, Hawaiian Language, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Candidates wanting to pursue other secondary areas should contact the program.

The MEdT program is field-based with candidates beginning field experiences in schools during their first semester of the program. 

Candidates will complete two semesters of field experience, followed by a semester of full-time student teaching and an additional semester of full-time internship/employment.

Field experiences (practicum & residency) will be completed at an assigned MEdT partner school on the island they reside. 

Candidates may not choose the location or grade level of their placement and must be willing to cover all transportation costs to the assigned school sites anywhere on the island.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Studies Seminar
  • Field & Experience Seminar
  • Elementary Teaching Methods
  • Research Methods
  • Pre-Internship Practicum
  • Practicum Seminar
  • Internship Seminar
  • Professional Specialization

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants must have:
  • An undergraduate degree awarded by an accredited college or university in a field other than education.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (GPAs of at least 2.7 will be considered only after those who meet the minimum requirement)
  • Content Knowledge Requirement
  • Content Coursework Inventory Worksheet
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18540 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Honolulu

  • 1640 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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