12 months
900 USD/credit 32400 USD/year
900 USD/credit 32400 USD/year
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The Master of Secondary Education - English offered at Hawai'i Pacific University develops professional educators who are reflective practitioners dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and school renewal. 


The Master of Secondary Education - English offered at Hawai'i Pacific University is based on a standards-driven, field-based, and inquiry-oriented curriculum that employs cutting-edge educational technology to integrate content and pedagogy. Employing an electronic portfolio-based assessment system, university faculty and mentor teachers guide the candidate's progress in achieving professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

What you'll learn

Hawai‘i Pacific University's M.Ed. Program in Secondary Education program prepares candidates to become competent, caring, and professional educators through classroom discussions and clincal practice experiences. Teacher candidates learn in small classes and enjoy individual attention by university faculty and mentor teachers.

Learning outcomes

Graduate faculty at HPU are well-respected teachers and scholars in their respective fields. Because they come to HPU from all parts of the United States, they also bring a wealth of worldly experience to campus. You will find a deep commitment to utilizing educational technology tools at HPU, including access to online periodical databases, a digital portfolio-based web page assessment system, course web-page technology, and state-of-the-art wireless services and high tech classrooms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Professional Educator 
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Research
  • Culturally-Responsive Education in Hawai'i
  • English Curriculum and Instruction
  • English Language Learner

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority application deadline: July 1st


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $55 Application Fee
  • Interview
  • Official Transcripts
  • Prior to admission to the English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Languages concentrations, teacher candidates seeking licensure in secondary education must have attained: A passing score on a licensure test adopted by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Bord in the content field; or
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in the content field; or
  • A content major consisting of minimum of 30 credit hours in the content field for a bachelor's degree awarded by an accredited institution of higher education; or
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours in the content field from an accredited institution of higher education, at least 15 of which must be upper-division level; or
  • A master's, specialist, or doctoral degree in the license field awarded by an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)
  • Personal Statement (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 USD per credit during 12 months.

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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