License in School Counseling
Successful completion of the school counseling curriculum in the MEd program in counselor education will qualify the student for school counseling license at the professional level by the state Department of Education.
Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling
Successful completion of the rehabilitation counseling curriculum in the MEd program in counselor education will qualify the student for national certification by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and for certification by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations as a rehabilitation service provider.
Dual Preparation in Elementary Education/Special Education; Secondary Education; and Elementary Education/Early Childhood
See the "Special Education" section within the College of Education for more details.
Curriculum Research and Development Group (Including University Laboratory School)
The Curriculum Research and Development Group (CRDG), including the University Laboratory School, conducts systematic research, design, development, publication, staff development, and related in-service support for the elementary and secondary schools of Hawai'i and other schools in the University's broad service area.
CRDG has curriculum development projects in science, mathematics, English, Pacific and Asian studies, marine studies, environmental studies, Hawaiian and Polynesian studies, Japanese language and culture, music, nutrition, art, drama, technology, health, kindergarten, early education, and computer education. Research and school service projects focus on educational policy research, standards-based education, educational evaluation, teacher development, instructional use of technology, reduction of in-school segregation of students, and programs for students educationally at risk.
CRDG is the senior member of a cooperative program with 14 other U.S. universities to improve schooling in science and mathematics education in K-12 schools. It is also a founding member of the Pacific Circle Consortium of universities, major school systems, and educational ministries in Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States. CRDG is a lead member along with the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) of the Pacific Mathematics and Science Regional Consortium serving Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands. CRDG-developed programs are used throughout Hawai'i, in the continental U.S. , and in several countries abroad.
The University Laboratory School, with its culturally diverse student body, provides an essential experimental ground for developing and testing educational ideas and programs. CRDG draws upon the scholarly resources of relevant University fields. Its own production department currently publishes 600 titles.
The College of Education Student Association is open to all persons interested in teacher education. CESA members participate in college committees and projects and sponsor various activities for education students. CESA is an affiliate of the Student National Education Association. For more information, call (808) 956-6924, visit the CESA office at University Annex 1, Room 5A, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All doctoral students are eligible to participate in the College of Education Doctoral Student Association (COEDSA). COEDSA sponsors activities and workshops on matters of concern to doctoral students. For more information, visit COEDSA's Web site at: www.hawaii.edu/coedsa.
Each semester, the College of Education recognizes the scholastic performance of students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better by placing them on the dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must successfully complete at least 15 credits during the semester. Additionally, the college awards the distinction of being student marshals at commencement exercises to those students who demonstrate high scholastic achievement, outstanding character, and extraordinary potential for teaching. Exemplary students are also invited to join the College of Education's chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, a national education honorary society.
The College of Education makes scholarship support available to classified undergraduate and graduate students. In 1999-2000, 85 students received scholarships totaling over $134,000. For information, contact the Office of College Development at (808) 956-7988.