Keʻelikōlani Education (KED) Graduate 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 550 Coop Tchg Sem Mauli Ola (2) (other) Indigenous teacher education issues for providing effective professional leadership for new teachers. Content focuses on teacher development and support strategies, assessment of performance, and conducting effective conferences for the student teacher. Must be taken CR/NC. Conducted in Hawaiian. Pre: teaching license with a minimum of one year Hawaiian language immersion, Hawaiian Studies, or Hawaiian language teaching experience; minimum of three years college-level Hawaiian language course work; and permission from the College.

KED 554 Mauli Ola: Learning & Teaching (4) A systematic approach to develop, implement and assess culture-based learning and teaching for the mauli ola environment. Content includes understanding of the natural learning cycle; lesson design and delivery; application, alignment, infusion, and assessment of standards; and curriculum cohesiveness. Conducted in Hawaiian.

KED 620 Fdns Hawn & Indig Medium Ed (3) Goals of Hawaiian and Indigenous medium education and their cultural, philosophical, historical and legal bases. Basic tools for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating instruction of Hawaiian and Indigenous-speaking children, including techniques for management and age-appropriate development from a Hawaiian and Indigenous cultural base. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language Pre: Permission from the College.

KED 621 Lng Arts Hwn & Indig Medium Ed (2) Literacy in Hawaiian and Indigenous language and associated comprehension and speaking skills. Teaching other languages, including English, to Hawaiian and Indigenous language-literate students. Use and teaching of oral and written literature in dramatized presentations. (A) Hawaiian (E) Other Language Pre: Permission from the College.

KED 623 Soc Stud Hwn & Indig Medium Ed (2) Major global and local social processes that affect the lives of Hawaiian & Indigenous language-speaking children and their families. Integration of social studies and practical arts with a Hawaiian & Indigenous historical and cultural perspective. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Languages Pre: Permission from the College.

KED 625 Phys Ed Hwn & Indig Medium Ed (1) Group and individual expression to convey thoughts and emotions through various media including music, fine arts, dance, fitness and computer technology. Understanding and appreciation of such expressions and their integrations into Hawaiian & Indigenous tradition. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Languages. Pre: Permission from the College.

KED 626 Science Hawn & Indig Medium Ed (2) Scientific concepts within a Hawaiian & Indigenous cultural and environmental framework. Techniques for teaching content, problem-solving, and critical thinking to Hawaiian & Indigenous language speaking children. (A) Hawaiian (E) Other Languages Pre: Permission from the College.

KED 627 Math in Hawn & Indig Medium Ed (2) Mathematical concepts within a Hawaiian and Indigenous cultural and environmental framework. Techniques for teaching content, problem-solving and critical thinking to Hawaiian and Indigenous-speaking children. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language. Pre: Permission from the College

KED 628 Arts in Hawn & Indig Medium Ed (1) Group and individual expression to convey thoughts and emotions through various media including music, fine arts and dance. Understanding and appreciation of such expressions and their integration in Hawaiian and Indigenous tradition. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language. Pre: Permission from the College.

KED 630 Res Meth in Indigenous Lang (3) (other) Seminar in which students explore and choose a thesis topic or applied project topic.

KED 641 Hawn & Indig Medium Fld Exp I (9) (other) Practical experience and application of teaching methods and strategies in content areas in Hawaiian & Indigenous medium schools. Must be taken CR/NC. (A) Hawaiian (E) Other Languages Pre: KED 620, 621, 623, 625, 626, 627, 628; concurrent enrollment in KED 642A/E and permission from the College.

KED 642 Hawn & Indig Med Fld Exp I Sem (3) (other) Problems in application of theory in the delivery of instruction in Hawaiian and Indigenous medium classrooms. The interface between Hawaiian and Indigenous medium and English medium classrooms of an individual school. Must be taken CR/NC. (A) Hawaiian (E) Other Languages. Pre: KED 620, 621, 623, 625, 626, 627, 628; concurrent registration in KED 641 and permission from the College.

KED 643 Hawn & Indig Medium Fld Exp II (9) (other) Supervised teaching in Hawaiian and Indigenous language medium schools. Must be taken CR/NC. (A)Hawaiian, (E) Other Languages. Pre: KED 620, 621, 623, 625, 626, 627, 628; concurrent registration in KED 644A/E and permission from the College.

KED 644 Hwn & Indig Med Fld Exp II Sem (3) (other) Issues in the delivery, administration, and support of Hawaiian and Indigenous medium education. Must be taken CR/NC. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Languages. Pre: KED 620, 621, 623, 625, 626, 627, 628; concurrent registration in KED 643 and permission from the College.

KED 660 Indigenous Culture-based Educ (3) (other) Understanding appropriate education of indigenous peoples, through a review of practices that have been described and theories that have emerged from a variety sources.

KED 661 Curr Dev Mauli Ola-based Sch (3) (other) Seminar in the development of an integrated curriculum from the earliest to the highest levels of Hawaiian language medium schooling, using international research and standards of excellence within a Hawaiian language and culture context and world view.

KED 662 Indigenous Well-being Thru Edu (3) (other) Psychological and cultural perspectives of human development and well-being of indigenous peoples. Designed to promote, nurture, explore and understand the influence of culture on the indigenous person. Of special interest to educators in schools serving indigenous students regarding cultural understandings and change in a historical and contemporary context.

KED 693 Applied Rsrch in Indigenous Ed (3) (other) Seminar in which students develop projects providing direct application to an aspect of indigenous language and culture education.


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 undergraduate-level courses.