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 other than Hawaiian language (HAW) and Hawaiian Studies (HWST) are marked with an initial K (for Keʻelikōlani) followed by an appropriate alpha, e.g. IND (Indigenous Studies), ANT (Anthropology), ED (Education), etc.

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KED 341 Ulu Ke Keiki (3) This course will examine child development from a Hawaiian perspective. This course will examine 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. This course is taught solely in the Hawaiian language. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent (which may be taken concurrently) and permission of the instructor.

KED 342 He ʻOhana Lanakila (3) This course will look at the concept of ʻohana as it relates to Indigenous Hawaiian education from a macro to micro perspective and the Hawaiian language movement family and community; the school family and community; and working with families. Students will examine the history of Indigenous Hawaiian education end the Pūnana Leo's place as the early childhood education component in this history. The course will further examine the role and responsibilities of the teacher in an Indigenous Hawaiian early childhood education program. This course is taught solely in Hawaiian language. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent (which may be taken concurrently) and permission of the instructor. Recommended: KED 341

KED 343 Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke I (3) This course will examine the curriculum and pedagogy of the Punana Leo Indigenous Hawaiian medium early childhood education. Students will learn the main components of the Punana Leo curriculum including scope and sequence, daily routines, and classroom learning centers---particularly the Mākauola and Mākaulonoa centers and lessions. This course is taught solely in the Hawaiian language. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent (which may be taken concurrently) and permission of the instructor. Recommended: KED 341, KED 342.

KED 344 Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke II (3) This course will examine the curriculum and pedagogy of the Punana Leo Indigenous Hawaiian medium early childhood education. Students will learn Punana Leo curriculum scope and sequence, daily routines, focusing on Mākaumakemakika and Mākauʻōlelo learning centers and lessons. This course is taught solely in the Hawaiian language. Instructor Permission Required. Pre:KHAW 204 or equivalent (which may be taken concurrently) and permission of the instructor. Recommended: KED 341, KED 342, KED 343.

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.