M.Ed. in Secondary Education: Welcome Message

Valentina Abordonado  Aloha Prospective Educator!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hawai‘i Pacific University M.Ed. in Secondary Education degree program. As a future teacher, HPU offers you a quality academic program to give you a successful start in teaching.  It is a standards-based curriculum combined with a strong content base and integrated with pedagogy and clinical experiences in public and private schools with diverse student populations.

In the School of Education, we recognize that teaching and learning are active, reflective, and transformative processes, and our dedicated faculty work diligently to provide the knowledge and learning experiences essential to developing professional educators who demonstrate best practices in their classrooms.  We offer our students the best educational experience available, our continuing support, and a strong commitment to providing a graduate program experience that is both useful and valuable to you.  We pride ourselves in our graduates who have demonstrated their preparedness as effective teachers in the classroom -- their success in our program is our success.

Come join our strong community of graduate students who are working to make an impact on society as effective teachers and who are committed to diversity, the reflective use of technology, collaboration with others, and lifelong learning.    

I want to assure you that here at Hawai‘i Pacific University, we are here for you, to answer any questions you may have, or to simply offer encouragement, should you need it.   Please feel free to let me know if I can be of service or assistance to you!  You may either visit me in my office, e-mail me at vabordonado@hpu.edu, or call me at 544-1143.

To your success,

Valentina M. Abordonado

Secondary Education Program Director