Master of Education in Elementary Education

Meaningful learning

To provide learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, and personal development of children, you need a strong understanding of how children learn best. For the many diverse learners you will encounter throughout your career as a teacher, the Master of Education in Elementary Education at Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU) provides you with planning, instructional, and assessment strategies as well as the technology tools that will help you create meaningful learning experiences for diverse
students. At HPU, you will find an innovative program that is standards driven, field based, and intent on inspiring reflective practitioners dedicated to the scholarship of teaching.

Why the Master of Education in Elementary Education? 

The Master of Education in Elementary Education prepares you for licensure for kindergarten through sixth grade. While most HPU graduates go on to teach, some continue their studies to become:

  • School Librarian
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Registrar
  • School Counselor
  • Principal
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Academic Dean
  • Chief Academic Officer 

Why HPU for your M.Ed. in Elementary Education?

Not only does the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program take a global view, the learning environment at HPU is also multicultural. Located in the center of the Pacific Rim, Honolulu is a cosmopolitan city with a busy, international community. This attracts a wide-range of learners and uniquely prepares you to teach in culturally diverse classrooms. In fact, HPU students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Graduate faculty at HPU are well-respected teachers and scholars in their respective fields. And because they come to HPU from all parts of the United States, they also bring a wealth of worldly experience to campus. You will find a deep commitment to utilizing educational technology tools at HPU, including access to online periodical databases, a digital portfolio-based web page assessment system, course web-page technology, and state-of-the-art wireless services and high tech classrooms.

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education is a portable degree, recognized in Hawaii and on the mainland. Also, the M.Ed. in Elementary Education curriculum is aligned with professional, state, and institutional standards. In addition, teacher candidates engage in 450  hours of clinical practice experiences in schools under the guidance of mentor teachers handpicked by school principals.