Requirements


Programs and Concentrations

All MEd candidates with the exception of those in the Education Leadership Program, are required to take the prerequisite course: EDUC 600, Introduction to the Master’s Degree. Degree candidates who do not receive credit for EDUC 600 or receive a grade lower than “B” in EDUC 701 may be required to retake and pass the course before registering for other courses.

MED INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP (30 CREDITS)

This MEd program serves teachers and other educational practitioners who want advanced knowledge of leadership and classroom practice, but who do not currently aspire to become principals or administrators. It is designed to meet the needs of educators through direct application of their studies to the settings in which they work through a self-designed action research project.

Note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure.

MED INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED COURSE WORK (15 CREDITS)

EDUC 790

Issues of Peace, Justice, & Educational Reform

3

EDUC 795

Education Research I: Introduction to Education Research

3

EDUC 796

Education Research II

3

EDUC 797

Education Research III

3

EDUC 798

Education Research IV

3

In addition to the required courses listed above, candidates will select advisor-approved electives to reach a minimum of 30 credits total.

MED CHILD DEVELOPMENT (30 CREDITS)

The Master of Education in Child Development prepares candidates for a wide range of professional objectives by offering the advanced study of development theory, research, and application. Graduates of the program are expected to be lifelong learners and advocates for children, with excellent preparation in research, theory, and practice in diverse, multicultural settings. The MEd program prepares graduates for professional employment in a variety of settings, including working directly with infants, children, and their families, teaching at the community and college level, and preparing for additional study toward a doctoral degree in child development or a related field.

MED CHILD DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED COURSE WORK (15 CREDITS)

EDUC 790

Issues of Peace, Justice, & Educational Reform

3

EDUC 795

Education Research I: Introduction to Education Research

3

EDUC 796

Education Research II

3

EDUC 797

Education Research III

3

EDUC 798

Education Research IV

3

MED CHILD DEVELOPMENT EMPHASIS COURSE WORK (9 CREDITS)

EDUC 722

Cognitive Development Theory to Practice

Prerequisite: EDUC 701

3

EDUC 723

Language Development: Theory to Practice

Prerequisite: EDUC 701

3

EDUC 724

Social-Emotional Development: Theory to Practice

Prerequisite: EDUC 701

3

MED CHILD DEVELOPMENT ELECTIVE COURSE WORK (6 CREDITS)

Select four courses from the following with advisor approval

EDUC 608

Montessori Development

3

EDUC 649

Montessori Philosophy

3

EDUC 652

Multicultural Education and Diversity

3

EDUC 660

Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

EDUC 712

Learning Styles and Learning Theories

3

EDUC 726

Children’s Literature

3

EDUC 764

Culturally Appropriate Practices & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 765

Development of the Senses & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 766

Language Arts & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 767

Math & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 768**

Place-Based Education for the Young Child

3

EDUC 769**

Nurturing the Spirit of the Child

3

EDUC 770

Integrated Curriculum & Montessori

3

EDUC 771*

Advanced Leadership & Guidance in Education

3

EDUC 772*

Advanced Leadership & Montessori

3

EDUC 773

Child Development in Cultural Context

3

*Courses transferred from Castle Colleague credits.

**Courses transferred from Montessori Summer Institute credits.

MED MONTESSORI EMPHASIS (18 CREDITS WITH MONTESSORI CREDENTIAL OR 30 CREDITS)

The Master of Education with Montessori Emphasis is for students who already have a Montessori Credential from a freestanding MACTE accredited institution. If you already have a Montessori Credential, you can transfer 12 credits toward your degree.

MED MONTESSORI EMPHASIS REQUIRED COURSE WORK (15 CREDITS)

EDUC 790

Issues of Peace, Justice, & Educational Reform

3

EDUC 795

Education Research I: Introduction to Education Research

3

EDUC 796

Education Research II

3

EDUC 797

Education Research III

3

EDUC 798

Education Research IV

3

MED MONTESSORI EMPHASIS ELECTIVE COURSE WORK (15 CREDITS)

Select seven courses from the following with advisor approval

EDUC 608

Montessori Development

3

EDUC 649

Montessori Philosophy

3

EDUC 652

Multicultural Education and Diversity

3

EDUC 660

Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

EDUC 712

Learning Styles and Learning Theories

3

EDUC 722

Cognitive Development Theory to Practice

3

EDUC 723

Language Development: Theory to Practice

3

EDUC 724

Social-Emotional Development: Theory to Practice

3

EDUC 726

Children’s Literature

3

EDUC 764

Culturally Appropriate Practices & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 765

Development of the Senses & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 766

Language Arts & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 767

Math & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 768**

Place-Based Education for the Young Child

3

EDUC 769**

Nurturing the Spirit of the Child

3

EDUC 770

Integrated Curriculum & Montessori

3

EDUC 771*

Advanced Leadership & Guidance in Education

3

EDUC 772*

Advanced Leadership & Montessori

3

EDUC 773

Child Development in Cultural Context

3

*Courses transferred from Castle Colleague credits.

**Courses transferred from Montessori Summer Institute credits.

Special Cohorts

MED EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (30 CREDITS)-CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE FOR SCHOOL LEADERS (CISL)
The MEd in Educational Leadership is designed as a cohort program for educators aspiring to administrative roles. The formation of the cohorts occur when there are at least ten students applying to either the non-DOE cohort or the Hawai’i Department of Education (HIDOE) Certification Institute for School Leaders (CISL) program cohort. The CISL program is an administrator preparation program and the students in this cohort have been selected by the HIDOE. By the end of the program, successful candidates will acquire leadership skills in financial management, education law, managerial communications, personnel issues, effective decision-making, and group dynamics. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to be effective change agents by incorporating core leadership concepts to solve critical issues in education. Note: Contact the Education Division for information on the next intake for the Certification Institute for School Leaders ICISL) cohort program. Completed applications must be received no later than 30 days prior to the beginning of the program.

MED EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP CORE COURSE WORK (21 CREDITS)

EDUC 741

Introduction to Educational Administration

3

EDUC 742

Leadership for Educational Administrators

3

EDUC 743

Education Law

3

EDUC 744

Managing Communication & Personnel Issues

3

EDUC 745

School Community Relations

3

EDUC 746

Financial Management for School Administrators

3

EDUC 747

Curriculum Administration

3

MED EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED COURSE WORK (9 CREDITS)

Beyond the seven core courses, the three courses listed below are courses required to meet the MEd Educational Leadership requirements:

EDUC 749

Research for Educational Leadership

3

EDUC 790

Peace, Social Justice, & Educational Reform

3

EDUC 794

Culminating Experience

3

MED INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP TEACH FOR AMERICA (TFA)

Each year in partnership with Teach for America – Hawai’i Program, Chaminade offers course work leading to certification within the Master of Education program. Licensure is available through TFA in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education, and this program is open only to TFA corps members. For information and applications to this special program, go to the TFA website: www.hawaiiteachforamerica.org.

MED IN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP WITH ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY COURSE WORK –TFA COHORT (30 CREDITS)

Required Licensure Courses (8 credits)

EDUC 635

Long and Short Range Planning

3

EDUC 636

TFA Seminar I

3

EDUC 637

TFA Seminar II

3

EDUC 638

Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

Required Graduate Core

EDUC 701

Educational Research and Design

3

EDUC 790

Issues of Peace, Social Justice, & Educational Reform

3

EDUC 764

Culminating Experience

3

Elective Courses

Choose from any of the following courses* to fulfill the remaining credit requirements to reach 30 graduate hours:

EDUC 630

History and the Profession of Education

3

EDUC 631

Psychological Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 632

Learning Environments

3

EDUC 633

Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 665

SPED: Mild/Moderate Disabilities

3

EDUC 712

Learning Styles and Learning Theories

3

EDUC 714

Integrated Curriculum

3

EDUC 717

Principles of Project-Based & Design-Based Learning

3

EDUC 718

Mobile and Online Learning Technologies

3

EDUC 719

Leadership in Learning Seminar

3

EDUC 726

Children’s Literature

3

EDUC 747

Curriculum Administration

3

EDUC 780

Special Topics in Education

1-3

*Prior approval by the Dean of Education or the Divisional Advisor is required before taking any electives that are not listed.

MED EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM)

In partnership with the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Honolulu, Chaminade’s Education Division offers a leadership program for Catholic school principals, education administrators, or teachers, aspiring to administrative roles. The Catholic School Leadership Program is designed to ground administrators and teachers in a philosophy of education rooted in the Catholic understanding of the human person and the human community before God. It draws from historical and contemporary Catholic and non-Catholic thought to help the student shape a coherent understanding of the vocation of Catholic schools for the Church and the wider society. Second, the program trains students in the skill of good school leadership. Courses in the program address the general issues of contemporary educational leadership and the more specific issues facing Catholic education in the United States today. This is a cohort program and admission offered biennially for each new cohort. When a new cohort is authorized, all Catholic school principals are notified of a request for new candidates for this program. In this cohort program, degree candidates generally take all courses together in sequence, one course per term.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: MED- IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (30 CREDITS)

Required Core Courses:

EDUC 652

Multicultural Education and Diversity

3

EDUC 701

Understanding Educational Research & Design

3

EDUC 746

Financial Management for School Administrators

3

EDUC 751

Foundations of Catholic Education

3

EDUC 753

Catholic and Private School Law

3

EDUC 754

Development for Catholic Schools

3

EDUC 756

Special Topics in Leadership for Catholic Schools

3

EDUC 757

Curriculum Leadership for Catholic Schools

3

EDUC 790

Issues of Peace, Social Justice, & Educational Reform

3

EDUC 794

Culminating Experience

3

MED IN TEACHER LEADER PROGRAM

The M.Ed. in Teacher Leader program was developed for teachers seeking formal or informal non-administrative leadership roles that support teaching and learning. The Teacher Leader program is designed for teachers interested in improving their skills and knowledge in positions such as resource teachers, instructional specialists, curriculum specialists, learning facilitators, mentors, data coaches, and grade-level or department chairs. Upon completion of the program, successful candidates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the domains outlined by the Teacher Leader Model Standards adopted by HTSB.

Program Structure
The M.Ed. in Teacher Leader program will be delivered online and include a total of 10 courses (30 credits).

Required Courses

EDUC 633

Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 701

Educational Research and Design

3

EDUC 703

Introduction to Action Research

3

EDUC 712

Learning Styles and Learning Theories

3

EDUC 714

Integrated Curriculum

3

EDUC 740

Current Issues in Education

3

EDUC 745

School Community Relations

3

EDUC 747

Curriculum Administration

3

EDUC 790

Peace, Social Justice, and Educational Reform

3

EDUC 794

Culminating Experience

3

Additional Policies

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY
A maximum of six credit hours may be transferred in for the credit hours in the program. Submit a written request to the Department for consideration of transfer or substitution, credit hours and include a course syllabus for each course to be evaluated. All transfer or substitution credit hours must be from an accredited university or college and must be approved by the Program Director or Dean. All transfer or substitution credit hours must be at the graduate level and must have been earned with a letter grade of “B” or higher.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/DISPOSITION (K.S.D.) REFERAL SYSTEM
Any instructor can initiate a Knowledge/Skill/Disposition (K.S.D.) referral to the Dean at any time and for any candidate taking an educational course where there is a documented need for remediation that would prevent a candidate from completing a program. Upon referral, the candidate will meet with the Dean of the program department to set up a remediation plan. Monitoring will be ongoing until the remediation is completed to the satisfaction of the Dean and referring instructor.

STATE APPROVED TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (SATEP)
Students follow the program as outlined in the catalog for the term in which the student is accepted into the Education Division. The catalog information is descriptive and does not constitute an irrevocable contract between the student and Chaminade University; the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog contents of the documented course of study. Once accepted, students are expected to complete all licensure/certification program requirements within three years. State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) teacher candidates are expected to student teach within one semester after completing their education coursework.