• Adult Education Certification

    Recognizing that teaching adults is different than teaching children, Hamline has a growing number of options to meet the pre-service and professional development needs of teachers of adult learners, including the nationally recognized Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate the Adult ESL certificate.

    In any of our adult education programs, you will:

    • Work with caring faculty who possess a broad range of teaching experiences and who will model the latest understanding of best practice in teaching adult learners. 
    • Begin your path toward an advanced degree or additional certification. Credits earned with certificates or special ATLAS professional development opportunities may be applied to other certificates or master’s degrees. 
    • Become a more confident, reflective practitioner equipped with the tools you need to effectively teach adult learners. 


    Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate
    Live your dream; teach overseas! Experience another culture while living and working overseas after earning a TEFL or Advanced TEFL certificate from Hamline.

    Adult ESL Certificate
    Designed for individuals working in adult ESL education, this four-course series examines course design, assessment, and the development of reading, writing, and oral skills with adult English language learners.

    Additional Professional Development

    The ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) is a partnership between the School of Education and the Minnesota Department of Education that provides best practices resources and delivers professional development to ABE practitioners across Minnesota and beyond.