One of the joys of the field of education is there is always more to learn. More theory to consider. More cutting-edge research to apply. In our master’s of education program, you’ll join a robust community of scholars seeking to not only build on and apply new skills in their practice but gain a greater understanding of educational theory and child development.
Catholic School Leadership Program (special cohort)
In partnership with the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Honolulu, a leadership program is offered for Catholic school principals, education administrators, or teachers, aspiring to administrative roles. The program is designed to ground students in a philosophy of education rooted in the Catholic understanding of the human person and the human community. 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.
Upon completion of the Master of Education, a graduating student will demonstrate the following competencies:
1. Demonstrate and analyze his/her own professional and intellectual development and its relationship to best practices in education (Reflective Practice).
2. Differentiate between and critique major learning theories currently driving the field as important empirical, historical, philosophical, and conceptual studies (Theory).
3. Apply research-based practice characterized by caring and mutual respect for diverse populations (Diversity).
4. Design and assess learning activities that allow for the construction of meaning and promotion of self-responsibility for learning (Design).
5. Critique and analyze academic literature and research methodologies (scholarship).
6. Demonstrate the ability to compose academic prose for a variety of audiences including peers, professors, and the larger professional community (communication).
7. Demonstrate the ability to engage in and facilitate academic and professional dialogue within a community of learners (Leadership).
Catholic School Leadership Degree Requirements
Required Core Courses
• EDUC 652 Multicultural Education and Diversity
• EDUC 701 Understanding Educational Research & Design
• EDUC 746 Financial Management for School Administrators
• EDUC 751 Foundations of Catholic Education
• EDUC 753 Catholic and Private School Law
• EDUC 754 Development for Catholic Schools
• EDUC 756 Special Topics in Leadership for Catholic Schools
• EDUC 757 Curriculum Leadership for Catholic Schools
• EDUC 790 Issues of Peace, Social Justice, & Educational Reform
• EDUC 794 Culminating Experience
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