• School of Education

  • Applying to the School of Education

    Step 1: Fill Out The Application

    Online application procedures

    To apply online, you will need to create a Login ID of up to 9 alphanumeric characters and a six-digit PIN number. Please remember to write down your ID and PIN as this will allow you to begin the application form, save it, and then finish at a later time. You may cut and paste the text for your application essay into the application form if you wish or you may choose to send it directly to the address below. If you do so, please note that in the appropriate section of the online application.

    What can be submitted online?
    Personal information such as name, address, phone number, etc. and the application essay can all be submitted in the online application. You may also submit a résumé online.

    What must be submitted separately?
    See the "Additional Materials" section below for more information.

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    Step 2: Additional Materials

    Doctoral degree

    1. Personal statement of educational aims
    2. Three letters of recommendation -- use EdD recommendation form
    3. Short, article-length piece of writing
    4. Interview with a faculty committee

    More information on additional application materials

    Information for international students
    International students must submit documentation regarding proficiency in English and financial support for tuition costs and personal expenses. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English, unless they earned a masters degree from an accredited college or university in the United States. The Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) required to obtain a visa cannot be issued until Hamline has a student’s TOEFL results (with a score of 79 or better on the IBT version or 550 or better on the PBT version) and valid documentation of financial support. International students are required to obtain health insurance.

    Master's degrees

    1. Written essay
    2. Official undergraduate degree transcript 
    3. Two letters of recommendation
    4. Other additional materials

    More information on additional application materials

    Information for international students
    All international applicants must pay a $100 application fee. The application fee is accepted in the form of a bank draft (payable to Hamline University).

    International students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in the United States must submit documentation regarding proficiency in English and financial support for tuition costs and personal expenses. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) required to obtain a visa cannot be issued until Hamline has evidence of a TOEFL score of 79 or better on the IBT version or 550 or better on the PBT version (or a 5.0 on the TWE, or a passing PPST score), valid documentation of financial support, and written acceptance of Hamline’s offer of admission. Proof of health insurance coverage or purchase of Hamline's health insurance is required.

    In addition, applicants with foreign degrees must submit official or certified-true academic records, along with a credential evaluation from World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators. If transcripts are not in English, students must send their academic documents (transcripts and diploma) to an expert Academic Credential Evaluator in the United States for a course-by-course evaluation. An explanation of the grading system should be submitted if it differs from the U.S. 4.0 system.

    Administrative license

    1. Application fee waived if applying online ($35 application fee applies when submitting hard copy application
    2. A copy of your state teaching license
    3. Current résumé or curriculum vitae
    4. A one-page statement addressing “Why do you aspire to be an educational leader?”
    5. One official, sealed transcript of coursework from each regionally accredited college or university attended, sent directly from the institution
    6. Three letters of recommendation reflecting your leadership skill and experience, sent directly from the letter writer

    Information for international students
    International students who have not graduated from an American university must enclose an official copy of their TOEFL score.

    Postbaccalaureate teaching license

    1. A one-page, double spaced essay answering:
      1. Why have you decided to pursue a teaching license?
      2. What are the most important needs of today's urban students?
       
    2. One official sealed transcript of previous course work from each college or university attended, sent directly from the institution
    3. One letter of recommendation reflecting academic and/or professional experiences, sent directly from the letter writer

    Additional license:

    1. A copy of your state teaching license
    2. One official, sealed transcript of coursework from each regionally accredited college or university attended, sent directly from the institution

    TEFL certificate:

    1. A one-page statement addressing "Why do you aspire to teach English as a foreign language?
    2. One official, sealed transcript of coursework from each regionally accredited college or university attended, sent directly from the institution

    Advanced Pain Management certificate:

    1. One official, sealed transcript of coursework from each regionally accredited college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate level
    2. A five-page, double-spaced essay detailing your professional preparation for, and interest in, pursuing advanced preparation for a pain management career
    3. An interview with a faculty member
    4. Two letters of reference, at least one of which should document the applicant's involvement in regional anesthesia practice within the last five years
    5. A writing sample, minimum 3 pages and maximum 5 pages