Culturally Responsive Teaching: Certificate of Competence
The goal of this program is to produce culturally responsive teachers versed in Hawaiian and indigenous knowledge, pedagogy and worldview. The CO in Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) will provide students with opportunities to pursue positions as paraeducators or enhance skills for current in-service teachers. The certificate will provide a micro-credential and preparation for students planning careers in teaching as well as provide professional development and career advancement for current in-service teachers.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to do the following:
- Identify indigenous educational frameworks and teaching practices and their impact on Native Hawaiian and other diverse populations.
- Analyze language development and reflect on the connection between language, identity, and learning.
- Design and implement standards-based, place-based and culture-based curriculum.
- Examine Hawaiian thought and worldview through Hawaiian language expression and various modes of communication.
- Explain the connections of historical events to modern issues in relation to the unique social, political and economic history of Hawaiʻi, including concepts such as colonization and decolonization, occupation, independence movements, and sovereignty.
Certificate of Competence (CO) Info at a Glance
Certificate of Competence (CO)
Students entering the field of education must be aware of the unique needs of Native Hawaiian students and be able to apply strategies that support all student populations. This certificate will address those needs, help pre-service teachers build the foundation of pedagogy, and support in-service teachers in meeting the needs of all diverse populations.