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. Courses are available online.
Per Term (4 terms a year)
2020-2021 cost above is based on full-time status of six credits (typically two courses) at $825 per credit hour, effective July 1, 2020. Does not include fees, books and supplies.
As few as 18 months
Accreditation for Early Childhood Education
Chaminade University has received specialized accreditation for its early childhood education programs by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS). The education programs in the following degrees are accredited by MACTE and affiliated by AMS:
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential
- Master of Education in Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential
- Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education Montessori/PK-K
Accreditation for the Teacher Preparation Programs
The teacher preparation programs at Chaminade University are accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Counseling (TEAC) Quality Principles, which is now served by the single specialized accreditation system for educator preparation in the United States, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
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.
2016 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year
Master of Education ’04
3rd Grade Teacher, Kapunahala Elementary School
By serving as a positive role model, Stephanie Mew helps at-risk students develop into happy, peaceful and well-educated citizens. She personifies “the good person” by demonstrating truth, love and nonviolence. Mew’s dedication to making a difference earned her a statewide award that set her apart from more than 11,000 of her peers.
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.