|Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
Wist Annex 2-223
1776 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7856
Fax: (808) 956-3918
*F. C. Walton, PhD (Chair)-technology and vocational education
*R. Johnson, EdD (Chair, MEd in elementary education)-early childhood and elementary education
*N. Pateman, EdD (Chair, MEd in secondary education)-mathematics education
*K. Au, PhD-language, literacy
*A. Bartlett, PhD-literacy, reading, language arts
*V. Chattergy, EdD-multicultural education
P. Chinn, EdD-elementary and secondary science education
*P. Deering, PhD-social studies, middle school curriculum
*S. Feeney, PhD-early childhood education
*A. R. Freese, PhD-elementary and secondary education, educational psychology
*D. Grace, EdD-language, literacy, media studies, early childhood
*T. Greenfield, EdD-science education
M. Hayes, MEd-educational foundations, science education, elementary
*R. Hitz, PhD-early childhood
I. King, PhD-mathematics education, supervision
*E. B. Klemm, EdD-science education
P. Lopes, MA-elementary education, supervision, social studies
*M. Maaka, PhD-language, literacy, multicultural education, cognition
F. Matsuoka, MEd-supervision, elementary
*M. E. Pateman, HSD-MPH-health education
*A. L. Pickens, EdD-art education
E. Shigezawa, MEd-secondary science education, supervision
*H. Slaughter, EdD-language arts, literacy, qualitative research, reading
*D. Stephens, PhD-reading, literacy
G. T. Tamaribuchi, MEd-social studies, secondary education
*J. Tobin, PhD-ethnography, early childhood education, elementary education
*N. Whitman, PhD-mathematics education, secondary education
*B. L. Williams, PhD-art education
*J. Zilliox, EdD-elementary mathematics
Degrees, Certificates, and Certifications Offered: BEd in elementary education, BEd in secondary education, MEd in elementary education, MEd in secondary education, EdD (curriculum and instruction), Certificate in Community College Teaching,
The Academic Program
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS) offers undergraduate degrees in elementary and secondary education (BEd) and advanced degrees in teaching (MEdT), in curriculum and instruction (EdD), and in elementary and secondary education (MEd). Elementary BEd students can enroll in dual certification programs, which earn them elementary and special education certification. Elementary BEd students also can take courses that lead to an endorsement for early childhood education. Secondary MEd students have the option of taking courses that lead to middle school endorsement. All programs focus on the educational needs of children and adolescents, teaching, learning and curriculum. TECS also cooperates in a graduate program for community college faculty in the industrial arts.
The students at UH Manoa are ethnically diverse as are the students in Hawai'i's school system. Students in TECS programs, therefore, learn and teach in a unique multicultural environment.
The program for undergraduate teacher education majors includes a strong liberal arts foundation, professional education courses, academic subject preparation, and student teaching. Classified status in the College of Education is necessary for registration in most required teacher education courses. Program sheets listing the specific requirements for the elementary and secondary BEd programs are also available in the College of Education's Office of Student Academic Services. Students must fulfill all program requirements in effect for the semester in which they are admitted into the college.
The Elementary Education program qualifies graduates to teach in elementary school (K-6). Requirements include completion of the General Education Core specified for education majors, foundations and methods courses in elementary education, and student teaching, for a minimum of 129 credit hours.
Upon admission, students are assigned to cohorts and will enroll in a set sequence of courses over four semesters. The program requires full-time enrollment.
Elementary Education/Early Childhood preparation qualifies graduates to teach in elementary school (K-6) and to work with preschool children. BEd requirements include completion of the General Education Core specified for education majors, an academic emphasis in family resources, foundations and methods courses in elementary education, the early childhood sequence of courses, and student teaching in an elementary school.
The Secondary Education program qualifies graduates to teach in grades 7-12. Requirements include completion of the General Education Core specified for education majors, a major in a teaching field, foundations and methods courses in secondary education, and student teaching, for a minimum of 126 credit hours.
The College of Education offers teaching majors in the following fields: agriculture, English, English as a second language, languages (Chinese, French, German, Hawaiian, Ilokano/Filipino, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish), health education, home economics, industrial arts, marketing, mathematics, music, office education, physical education, science (biology, chemistry, physics, earth science), social studies (with concentrations in American studies, anthropology, economics, geography, Hawaiian studies, history, political science, psychology, or sociology), technical education, and trades and industry.
Special Requirements for Certain Secondary Education Majors
Agriculture Education majors may enroll in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences or the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources their freshman and sophomore years. Students then transfer to the College of Education for the BEd program. Agriculture education majors must meet regular entrance requirements to the college.
Business Education: Marketing Education and Office Education majors may begin in the University of Hawai'i Community College's transfer programs for their General Education Core and selected marketing and office education skill courses (such as typing, shorthand, business machines, and data processing) as partial fulfillment of the bachelor of education requirements. Candidates transfer to the College of Education at the end of their sophomore year to complete professional education and teaching field major requirements. Students planning to transfer to the College of Education should consult with its Office of Student Academic Services.
Home Economics Education majors generally enroll in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources their freshman and sophomore years. They transfer to the College of Education at the end of the sophomore year to complete their program of studies for the bachelor of education degree. Their major field courses are taken in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Industrial Arts Education majors complete a coordinated program between the College of Education and the UH Community Colleges to prepare teachers for work in intermediate and high schools. Since technical courses are offered only at the community colleges, students may either enroll concurrently at the Manoa campus for General Education Core courses and at a community college for technical courses, or they may enroll at a community college for both the General Education Core and technical courses during their freshman and sophomore years and then transfer to the College of Education for professional education courses in the junior and senior years.
Music Education majors complete a coordinated program offered in conjunction with the Department of Music to prepare teachers for grades
7-12. Prospective music education majors should see the chair of the music education committee in the Department of Music during their first semester.
Physical Education majors must complete the General Education Core specified for education majors, the professional education required courses, and the academic major and related courses. In addition, the student must show skill and knowledge proficiency in 14 sports or activities appropriate to grades 7-12. Interested students should see an adviser in the KLS department prior to their first year of registration.
Trades and Industry and Technical Education majors enroll in programs articulated with the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges system to prepare teachers for high schools, community colleges, and technical institutes where persons train to enter the labor market. Prospective teachers must have an associate in science degree or equivalent in a specialty area and/or occupational experience; credit for work experience may be awarded to qualified individuals.