University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

Educational Studies Certificate

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18 Credit Hour Undergraduate Certificate Program

The Educational Studies certificate is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the methodologies, theories, tools, and issues that shape the field of education.  The core courses in this certificate program provide students with background in educational foundations,educational technology, and developmental psychology. The elective courses allow students to select courses from a variety of educational content areas.

Students who graduate with a certificate in Educational Studies will be prepared for a variety of education-related positions, such as coaches, educational assistants, and teachers. The certificate does NOT culminate in eligibility for a teaching license.

Students pursuing this certificate will complete 9 credit hours (3 courses) of core courses in addition to earning 9 credit hours of electives, of which a minimum of 6 credit hours must be from the Education Department.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses applied to the certificate program.

Core Courses:  Complete all core courses for a total of 9 credit hours.

  • ED 310 (3):  Foundations of Education
  • ED 314 (3):  Educational Technology
  • ED 350 (3):  Developmental Concepts of Learning

Elective Courses:  Complete 9 credit hours (3 courses) from the following list.  A minimum of 6 credit hours (2 courses) must be Education Courses that have the “ED” Prefix. 

The list of elective courses is updated each year; therefore students enrolled within this certificate program should regularly consult with the advisor of the Education Department.

Education Department Courses:

Students must complete 6 or 9 credit hours (2 or 3 courses) from this list.

  • ED 210 (3):  Introduction to Teaching
  • ED 341 (3):  Literacy Development in the Elementary School
  • ED 343 (3):  Math for Elementary Teachers
  • ED 346 (3):  Teaching Children’s Literature
  • ED 347 (3):  Integrated Science/Social Studies for Elementary Teachers
  • ED x94 (3):  Special Topics in Subject Matter (maximum of 3 credit hours)
  • ED x99 (3):  Directed Studies (maximum of 3 credit hours)

Additional Electives:

Students may take only 3 credit hours (1 course) from this list.

  • DNCE 419 (3):  Dance in Education
  • DRAM 419 (3):  Drama in Education
  • ENG 344/LING 344(3):  Children and Language
  • ENG 345 (3):  Children and Literature
  • ENG 482 (3):  Teaching Composition
  • ENG 484 (3):  ESL Materials and Methods
  • ENG 492 (3):  Teaching Literature
  • KES 233 (3):  Physical Education:  Elementary
  • LING 351 (3):  Methods:  Foreign Language Teaching
  • MARE 434 (3):  Teaching Marine Science
  • MUS 419 (3):  Music for Elementary Teachers
  • SOC 352 (3):  Sociology of Education