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Ethnomathematics students

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa invites students and the community to innovate, explore and re-imagine education through the ethnomathematics program at the College of Education. The program will host two virtual sessions via Zoom on November 10 at 3:30 p.m. HST and November 13 at 4 p.m. HST to provide additional information on certificates and degrees.

Ethnomathematics is real-world experiential problem-solving that empowers students to be locally-minded, global citizens with a sense of purpose and a sense of place. The program is intended to inform, inspire and rejuvenate participants to operationalize the knowledge and experience gained to design curriculum and implement action plans that impact equity and excellence in student learning and achievement.

The ethnomathematics program offers an 11-month graduate certificate and may extend the certificate to a MEd curriculum studies, mathematics education master’s degree with the completion of additional coursework and requirements, over the course of 17 months. In addition, participants already holding a license in the State of Hawaiʻi may add-a-field of licensure in ethnomathematics through the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board.

Session information

The virtual information session will be held via Zoom and does not require registration. Participants can join the sessions a few minutes before the scheduled start times at They will be let into the session by a meeting host.

Session times

  • November 10, 3:30–4:30 p.m. (HST)
  • November 13, 4–5 p.m. (HST)

Application information and deadlines

Applicants for the ethnomathematics program will need the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (any field)
  • 3.0 GPA or higher (please inquire if below)
  • Teaching experience in P-20 (early childhood education through university) or equivalent experience
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

The early admission deadline is December 1, 2020. The general admission deadline is February 1, 2021.

For more information, visit the ethnomathematics website or email at

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