Top School for Teaching and Educational Leadership - Honolulu, HI

School and Ranking Information

Only two schools in the Honolulu area offer programs related to teaching and educational leadership. Both are 4-year schools. The top school, however, is part of the esteemed University of Hawaii school system. Based on rankings and available programs, the following school is the top choice in the area for teaching and educational leadership programs:

  • Winner : The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) is a 4-year, public university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It has been designated a research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The school offers bachelor's and master's degrees related to teaching and educational leadership.

School Info Chart

Category The University of Hawaii at Manoa
Rankings Tied for #93 in Top Public Schools (2015); #74 Graduate Education School (2014)*
Location Honolulu, HI
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) $10,620 (in-state), $29,412 (out-of-state)*
Teaching and Educational Leadership Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's**
Teaching and Educational Leadership Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 197**
Most Popular Teaching and Educational Leadership Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 57%**
Noteworthy School offers its education classes in a variety of formats, from online courses to evening classes

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

The University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • At least fifteen concentrations available in the education program
  • Schools works in tandem with the Hawaii public education system, giving students practical experience
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

The College of Education in the University of Hawaii at Manoa began as The Honolulu Normal and Training School for teachers in 1896 and is considered the oldest part of the University of Hawaii system. Today, more than 1,500 students are enrolled in the college. The College of Education offers two different bachelor's degrees and three master's degrees related to teaching and education leadership.

The Bachelor of Education in Elementary and Early Childhood Education prepares students to teach pre-school through third grade. Students enroll in the program full time, and fieldwork and student teaching are emphasized throughout the college experience.

The Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education is for students who want to teach grades 7-12. Each student chooses a content area major within the degree program, such as English, foreign languages, mathematics, physical education, science or social studies. Students take an education core, which covers topics such as education applications in American society and learning differences.

The Master of Education in Teaching is a 2-year, full-time program designed for students who have a bachelor's degree in a subject other than education. The curriculum emphasizes student teaching and includes a research project. Students choose an emphasis in either elementary or secondary education, work in cohorts and take seminars in teaching theory and instructional planning.

The Master of Education in Educational Administration prepares students for work in schools or colleges as educational administrators or supervisors. Students choose from an emphasis in either kindergarten through 12th grade administration or higher education administration. Both thesis and non-thesis plans are available. In the non-thesis option, students complete a research project.

The Master of Education in Curriculum Studies is designed for licensed teachers who want to increase their knowledge and advance their careers or prepare for doctoral programs in education. Part-time study is available. Each student chooses an emphasis in early childhood, elementary school, middle school or secondary school education.

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