Doctorate of Education
Per Term (4 terms a year)
2020-2021 cost above is based on full-time status of six credits (typically two courses) at $890 per credit hour. Does not include fees, books and supplies.
As few as 36 months
Milken Family Foundation 2018 Teacher of Promise
Master of Education ’15
Science Teacher, Stevenson Middle School
Since starting at Stevenson Middle School, Ken Kakesako has founded the school’s Wrestling League, partnered with McKinley High School students to create the ROOTS (Responsible Open-Minded Operations Through Science) program at Stevenson, started a science Olympiad team and in 2018 was awarded the Milken Teacher of Promise Award.
Washington Post “2016 Principal of the Year”
Master of Education ’10
Teach For America Hawaii ’08
Director of Early Childhood Strategy, Friendship Public Charter School
Former Principal, AppleTree Institute
To close the achievement gap across all socioeconomic groups, Ryan Tauriainen relies on a rigorous curriculum and student-centered approach. When he began as the AppleTree Institute principal, only 66 percent of students met target goals for language and literacy. In his second year, 95 percent made the grade.
2018 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal
Master of Education ’00
BS Elementary Education ’98
Complex Area Superintendent, Hawaii State Department of Education
Former Principal, Stevenson Middle School
A true 21st-century leader, Stevenson Middle School’s Linell Dilwith was named the 2018 Hawaii National Distinguished Principal. Within the past six years at Stevenson, Dilwith has led changes in the school’s culture, focusing on student voices and redesign, yielding amazing results.