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  • Certificates

    Explore a new area with a course or certificate. Hamline's certificate programs help educators expand their skills and expertise to better serve their students and communities.

    Who may apply?

    Certificate coursework is open to licensed educators and other professional and community members.

    Online Learning at Hamline

    Online learning at Hamline includes both fully online and blended (online combined with face-to-face) class opportunities. Discover more about Online Learning at Hamline


    Adult ESL      APPLY NOW
    Designed for individuals working in adult ESL education, this four-course certificate prepares individuals with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to teach English as a Second Language to adults from linguistically and culturally diverse populations. Offered online and on campus.

    Advanced Pain Management
    Pursue a post-master’s certificate in advanced pain management through Hamline University and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Our innovative program—just over a year in length—combines the convenience of online classes with hands-on clinical work under the guidance of experienced pain practitioners.

    Advanced Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
    Students who have a TEFL certificate and wish to learn more about language theory and linguistics can pursue an advanced TEFL certificate, offered online or on campus.

    Autism Spectrum Disorders      APPLY NOW
    Gain the skills and knowledge you need as a teacher, parent, or other education professional to better serve individuals of all ages identified on the autism spectrum. Offered online.

    College Admission Counseling     APPLY NOW
    This online certificate program is designed to prepare any professional for counseling high school students in relation to post-secondary planning and the admission process. Offered online.

    ESL for Mainstream Teachers
    Get the training you need to meet the growing challenge of educating English learners in today's mainstream classrooms. Offered online and on campus.

    Environmental Education
    Design a program that meets your teaching and public education needs. Courses are online and off campus at engaging locations and include ecology, natural history, teaching methods, field biology, and geology.

    Gifted Education
    Foster the growth and success of gifted and talented learners both in and out of the classroom. Offered online, on campus, and in low-residency formats.

    K-5 Mathematics - NEW CERTIFICATE!     APPLY NOW
    Expand your knowledge of how students think mathematically and your ability to shape questions and conversations around mathematical ideas.

    Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    Live your dream. Teach overseas! Experience another culture while living and working overseas after earning a TEFL certificate (offered on campus) or Advanced TEFL certificate (offered online or on campus) from Hamline.

    Traumatic Brain Injury
    If you've experienced a need for specialized training in this area, Hamline's TBI certificate will provide the knowledge and expertise to best assist students with a TBI. Offered online.

    Urban Teaching
    The first of its kind in Minnesota, this program is comprised of graduate-level courses aimed at helping teachers apply successful classroom strategies for urban and urban-like learners. Offered online.

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    • A piece of curriculum written by School of Education adjunct faculty member Kathryn Campbell for a British literature course was published in the Minnesota English Journal.
    • Master of Arts in Teaching graduate student Rebecca James had an excerpt of her capstone published in the Minnesota English Journal.
    • Hamline School of Education adjunct faculty Julianne Scullen was awarded the Celebrate Literacy Award which recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals that have made significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level.