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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Indigenous Language and Culture Education

he Master of Arts (M.A.) in Indigenous Language and Culture Education is designed for indigenous language and culture education practitioners such as teachers, administrators, culture resource specialists, etc. The setting at Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College with its Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program, curriculum development center, consortium with the ʻAha Pūnana Leo, and P-12 laboratory school, baccalaureate, and graduate Hawaiian medium education programs provides unique resources for understanding indigenous language and culture education.

The M.A. in Indigenous Language and Culture Education offers only the non-thesis Practicing Track (Plan B, Track 2) at present, but plans to offer a Monitoring Track (Track 1) and a thesis program (Plan A) option in the future. The Practicing Track requires students to simultaneously pursue the Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Certificate which leads to licensing as a teacher at the preschool through grade 12 levels. Actual use of an indigenous language in the majority of Practicing Track courses provides students with the tools to carry out indigenous language and culture education at a high level in their language of focus.

Download and read this program description document (PDF) and this program's requirements checklist in Hawaiian (PDF) or in English (PDF) for more information about the M.A. program.