Papahana Laeoʻo Hoʻonaʻauao ʻŌlelo a Mo‘omeheu ‘Ōiwi
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Indigenous Language and Culture Education
He papahana hoʻomākaukau ka Laeoʻo Hoʻonaʻauao ʻŌlelo a Mo‘omeheu ‘Ōiwi i ka poʻe e hoʻonaʻauao ana i ka ‘ōlelo a me ka mo‘omeheu ‘ōiwi Hawaiʻi, e la‘a me nā kumu kula, nā kahu kula, nā laekahi kumuwaiwai mo‘omeheu Hawaiʻi, a me ia ʻano aku ia ʻano aku o ka poʻe aʻo ʻike ʻōiwi. He papahana e hoʻolako ana i nā kumuwaiwai e naʻauao ai i ka ʻōlelo a me ka ʻike moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi. Hui pū hoʻi ko Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani, ko Kahuawaiola, ko ka Hale Kuamoʻo, ko ka ʻAha Pūnana Leo, a me ko nā kula hoʻokolohua M-12 i “ʻau umauma i ka wai.”
The 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.
He ʻelua ala hoʻonaʻauao o ka Laeoʻo Hoʻonaʻauao ʻŌlelo a Mo‘omeheu ‘Ōiwi: ʻo ke ala kālaiʻike/pepa noiʻi (Ala 1-A), a me ke ala hana maoli/pepa hana (Ala 2-B). ʻAʻole naʻe i wehe pono ʻia ke Ala 1-A i kēia manawa; ʻo ke Ala 2-B wale nō ke koho i kēia manawa ʻānō, a koi pū ʻia nā haumāna o ua Ala nei e komo ma ka Papahana Hoʻomākaukau Kumu ʻŌiwi ʻo Kahuawaiola i loaʻa ka laikini aʻo no nā kula, mai ka mālaaʻo a hiki i ka papa 12. Ma ka hoʻohana nui ʻana o nā haumāna Ala 2-B i ka ʻōlelo ʻōiwi i kēlā lā kēia lā e mākaukau ai ke aʻo papa ʻana i ka ʻōlelo a me ka moʻomeheu.
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.