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 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 481 Fdtns Tching in Hwn/Indig Med (1–3) Development and delivery of Indigenous language and culture-based based curriculum and instructional practices for learning and teaching in the Hawaiian/Indigenous medium-immersion classroom. (A) Introductory Level Content, Hawaiian; (E) Foundational Level Content, Hawaiian; (I) Intermediate Level Content, Hawaiian; (O) Introductory Level Content, Other Language (U) Foundational Level Content, Other Language; (H) Intermediate Level Content, Other Language. May be repeated for credit if subletters are different. Pre: KHAW 303 or equivalent; or approval from Division Chair.

KED 483 Sub Tch Sem Haw & Indig Med Ed (2) Preparation to teach in a Hawaiian/Indigenous medium education 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. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language. Conducted in Hawaiian/Indigenous language. Pre: KHAW 303 or equivalent; or approval from Division Chair.


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.