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Indigenous Language and Culture Education

University of Hawaii at Hilo

24 months
Duration
26568 USD/year
26568 USD/year
11736 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Master of Arts in Indigenous Language and Culture Education of University of Hawaii at Hilo is designed for indigenous language and culture education practitioners such as teachers, administrators, and culture resource specialists. 

Overview

The M.A. program in Indigenous Language and Culture Education of University of Hawaii at Hilo currently offers only a Plan B practicing track, which requires students to be fluent in Hawaiian language and to simultaneously pursue the Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher’s Education Certificate. Hawaiian language use in the majority of Practicing Track courses provides students with the tools to deliver indigenous language and culture education at a high level. In the future, when the faculty is larger, the college intends to open a monitoring indigenous education track that will be open to students focusing on other indigenous languages.

Key facts:

The mission of the M.A. program in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Education is to prepare indigenous educators as reflective practitioners and researchers, who are prepared to promote the further development of indigenous culture-based education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations for Hawn Medium Ed 
  • Lang Arts in Hawn Medium Educ
  • Social Studies Hawn Medium Ed
  • Phys Ed in Hawn Medium Ed 
  • Science in Hawn Med Education 
  • Math in Hawn Medium Education
  • Arts in Hawaiian Medium Educ

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in an approved field of study, e.g., Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, Education, Languages (including English), etc.;
  • Three letters of recommendation at least one of which must focus on the applicant’s background in the Hawaiian language and culture and service to the Hawaiian community;
  • 30 credits of study in Hawaiian language 
  • 9 credits of study in the Hawaiian culture or a program approved combination of Hawaiian culture and related social science courses such as Anthropology and Sociology with no grade lower than a “B” and a 3.0 average;
  • Teaching experience, either paid or volunteer;
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credits of coursework taken (including coursework taken after the bachelor's degree);
  • Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      26568 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13284 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      26568 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13284 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      11736 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5868 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Hilo

    1196 - 1823 USD /month
    Living costs

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

    Funding

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