KOKUA KOKUA Program is the University of Hawaii's office for students with disabilities. It provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with physical, mental, learning, and other documented disabilities with equal access to the Mānoa experience. The program works together with students, teachers, staff, and KOKUA to ensure that all students have the same opportunities. The University of Hawaii offers a sequence of courses outside of a graduate program for unclassified students after high school or as an optional subject for the master's degree in education in the departments of Special Education or Curricular Studies.
Program sheets that list specific requirements are available from the Office of Student Academic Services and the Department of Special Education. Graduates of this program can apply to the HTSB to add the literacy field of specialization to an existing teaching license. The Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) is responsible for counseling students in the BEd and PBSPED programs. The University of Hawaii is committed to providing equal access for residents with disabilities by not charging a higher room rate at a university residence or any other fee simply because they need an accommodation.
The KOKUA Program is a SEED department of the Office of Student Affairs at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. The MEd in Special Education program is available throughout the state and offers interdisciplinary studies for candidates who wish to pursue graduate studies in special education, leadership, and research. Program sheets are available in the Office of Student Academic Services that list the specific requirements of post-baccalaureate courses. The Board of Regents and the University of Hawaii do not inspect any properties listed on their website.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a framework that takes into account the variability of all students and considers how to offer everyone the same opportunities to learn.