Keʻelikōlani Education (KED) Courses

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani/College of Hawaiian Language (KHUOK)

Built upon a core commitment to Hawaiian language and culture education, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani provides courses that also address the broader world of indigenous peoples and the use of Hawaiian as an official medium of education for the State of Hawaiʻi. Courses are marked with an initial K (for Keʻelikōlani) followed by an appropriate alpha, e.g. HAW (Hawaiian), HWS (Hawaiian Studies), IND (Indigenous Studies), ANT (Anthropology), ED (Education), etc.

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KED 341 Ulu Ke Keiki (3) Examine child development from a Hawaiian or other Indigenous people's perspective. Hawaiian principles and philosophy of child development, current child development research and studies, and appropriate curriculum, pedagogy and evaluation aligned with child growth and development. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent, which with permission may be taken concurrently; or Indigenous language equivalent to KHAW 204.

KED 342 He ʻOhana Lanakila (3) Examine concept of ‘ohana as it relates to Indigenous Hawaiian education or other indigenous people’s education from a macro to micro perspective and the Hawaiian language movement, e.g., family and community; the school family and community; and working with families. History of Indigenous education and the Punana Leo's place as the early childhood education component in this history. Further examine the role and responsibilities of the teacher in a specific Indigenous language medium early childhood education program. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent, which with permission may be taken concurrently; or Indigenous language equivalent to KHAW 204.

KED 343 Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Ike I (3) Examine the curriculum and pedagogy of the Punana Leo Indigenous language medium early childhood education. Learn the main components of the Punana Leo curriculum including scope and sequence, daily routines, and classroom learning centers---particularly the makau ola and makau lonoa centers and lessons. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent, which with permission may be taken concurrently; or Indigenous language equivalent to KHAW 204.

KED 344 Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Ike II (3) Examine the curriculum and pedagogy of the Punana Leo Indigenous language medium early childhood education. Learn Punana Leo curriculum scope and sequence, daily routines, focusing on makau makemakika and makau ‘olelo learning centers and lessons. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent, which with permission may be taken concurrently; or Indigenous language equivalent to KHAW 204.

KED 462 Enrichg Holistc Lrng Mauli Ola (1) Continuation of KED 461. Advanced level for increasing teacher effectiveness through culturally appropriate classroom practices and curriculum development. Course work focuses on improving culture-based instruction through evaluation and revision of a unit plan. Must be taken CR/NC. Conducted in Hawaiian. Pre: KED 361 and KED 461; minimum of 3 years college-level Hawaiian language course work, and permission from the College.

KED 463 Substitute Tcher Sem in Mauli (1) Preparation to teach in an Hawaiian medium environment as a substitute teacher. Content includes the completion of Hawaiʻi State requirements for substitute teacher certification, basic classroom management, lesson design and delivery, learning and implementation of policies and procedures to be employed as a substitute in Hawaiʻi DOE schools. Must be taken as CR/NC. Conducted in Hawaiian.


KED x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

KED x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.

Additional Courses

Also see the KED graduate-level courses.