• Courses

    EDU 1150 - Schools and Society

    Goals: To understand the profession of teaching from historical, philosophical, sociological, and practical viewpoints. To understand the development of our public school systems and the role schools can play in a pluralistic society such as the U.S.

    Content: Important events and personalities that have shaped the public school system in the United States; theories of education; the major professional and political issues facing teachers, students, and parents, especially as related to standards and testing; school-based classroom observation and teacher assistance.

    Taught: Fall and Spring terms

    Co-requisite: EDU 1150: LAB: Schools and Society

    Notes: Students enroll in a 0-credit course lab during which students complete a 20-hour required clinical in a local school. Students who transfer in the equivalent of the course content without clinical experiences should see the Program Coordinator to enroll in a 1-credit Independent Study to earn the course equivalent

    Concurrent registration in EDU 1250: Educational Psychology if pursuing teaching license.

    Credits: 4

    EDU 1150 - LAB: Schools and Society

    Goals: A 0-credit course lab during which students complete a 20-hour required clinical in a local school. Students who have transferred in the equivalent course content without clinical experience should see the Program Coordinator to enroll in a 1-credit Independent Study to earn the course equivalency.

    Taught: Fall and spring terms

    Co-requisite: EDU 1150: Schools and Society

    Concurrent registration in EDU 1250: Educational Psychology if pursuing teaching license.

    Credits: 0

    EDU 1250 - Educational Psychology

    Goals: To develop a working knowledge of various principles and theories based in the discipline of psychology, for example, theories of cognitive, social, and emotional development and the practical application of these principles and theories to the teaching/learning process.

    Content: Survey theories of learning, motivation, and intelligence; theories of cognitive, social, and emotional development; and, influences of social and cultural background on development and learning. Learn about assessment and evaluation and the theoretical bases for instructional models. Conduct a case study analysis of a K-12 student.

    Taught: Fall and spring terms

    Note: Concurrent registration in EDU 1150: Schools and Society if pursuing a teaching license.

    Credits: 4


    EDU 3260 - Theory to Practice

    Goals: This is an introductory methods class in which students will apply theories of learning, instruction, early adolescent development, motivation, and assessment to classroom situations.

    Content: Analysis of teaching and learning instructional theory; structuring and managing the learning environment; strategies for assessing learning; designing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities to incorporate different approaches to learning, learning styles, and multiple intelligences; and strategies for culturally responsive instruction. Includes a 20-hour guided clinical experience with middle school students.

    Taught: Fall and spring terms

    Prerequisites: (EDU 1150 or EDU 3150) AND (EDU 1250 or EDU 3250)

    Note: Students who have transferred in the equivalent course content without clinical experience should see the Program Coordinator to enroll in a 1-credit Independent Study to earn the course equivalency.

    Credits: 4

    EDU 3500 - Diversity and Education

    Goals: To understand the educational implications of cultural diversity: class, disability, gender, language, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation. To design means of creating a positive classroom climate that enhances learning of all students. To understand the contributions to society by persons of color and other historically underrepresented groups. Approved by the Minnesota Department of Education as satisfying the Education 521 Human Relations requirement.

    Content: Principles for building self-esteem in students; communication skills for creating a positive classroom climate; the nature, cause, and effects of prejudice; contributions to society by persons of color and other historically underrepresented groups; methods for designing multicultural curriculum units.

    Taught: Fall and spring terms

    Prerequisites: (EDU 1150 or 3150) AND (EDU 1250 or 3250)
    Co-requisite: EDU 3500: LAB: Diversity and Education.

    Notes: Clinical Requirement: EDU 3500: LAB: Diversity and Education during which students complete a 20-hour required clinical in a local school.

    Students who transfer in the equivalent of the course content without clinical experiences should see the Program Coordinator to enroll in a 1-credit Independent Study to earn the course equivalency.

    Credits: 4

    EDU 3500 - LAB: Diversity and Education

    Goals: A 0-credit lab during which students will complete a 20-hour required clinical in a local school. Students who have transferred in the equivalent course content without clinical experience should see the Program Coordinator to enroll in a 1-credit Independent Study to earn the course equivalency.

    Taught: Fall and spring terms

    Prerequisites: (EDU 1150 or EDU 3150) AND (EDU 1250 or EDU 3250) Co-requisite: EDU 3500: Diversity and Education

    Credits: 0

    EDU 3660 - Crucial Issues in Education

    Goals: To research and critically examine a particular set of issues connected with the profession of education.

    Content: Topics will vary from year to year. Recent topics have included education and the media, immigrant and refugee students in U.S. schools, the achievement gap, educational policy.

    Taught: Winter term

    Credits: 4 credits

    EDU 5965 - Hamline Overseas Student Teaching (HOST)

    Goals: To provide an opportunity to complete a significant portion of student teaching in another country in order to experience immersion in another cultural setting while fulfilling licensure requirements. Requires application and department approval. See program coordinator for specific details.

    Taught: Combined Winter and Spring terms only

    Prerequisites: Approval for student teaching and approved HOST application.

    Students must complete state-side student teaching and other requirements before receiving approval to student teach overseas.

    Notes: Contact the HSE Teacher Education Department chair or view the Department’s website [www.hamline.edu/education/index.html] to learn about the application process and eligibility requirements.

    Students cannot self-register; Undergraduate Teacher Education Department staff will register eligible students for student teaching credits.

    Credits: 14-18

    Co-requisite: EDU 5900: Student Teaching Seminar

    GED 7835 - Teaching Art in the Elementary School (K-6)

    Goals: Select and implement developmentally appropriate materials and activities for the teaching of art in the elementary classroom.

    Content: Overview of basic concepts and skills in art education; group activities and/or classroom involvement with elementary school students.

    Taught: Fall and Spring terms

    Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program AND (EDU 3260)

    Credits: 1

    GED 7836 - Teaching Music in the Elementary School (K-6)

    Goals: Select and implement developmentally appropriate materials and activities for the teaching of music in the elementary classroom.

    Content: Overview of basic concepts and skills in music education; group activities and/or classroom involvement with elementary school students.

    Taught: Fall and Spring terms

    Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program AND (EDU 3260)

    Credits: 1

    GED 7837 - Teaching Health in the Elementary School (K-6) 

    Goals: Select and implement developmentally appropriate materials and activities for the teaching of health education in the elementary classroom.

    Content: Overview of basic concepts and skills in health education; group activities and/or classroom involvement with elementary school students.

    Taught: Fall and Spring terms

    Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program AND (EDU 3260)

    Credits: 1

    GED 7838 - Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School (K-6) 

    Goals: Select and implement developmentally appropriate materials and activities for the teaching of physical education in the elementary classroom.

    Content: Overview of basic concepts and skills in physical education; group activities and/or classroom involvement with elementary school students.

    Taught: Fall and Spring terms

    Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program AND (EDU 3260)

    Credits: 1

    GED 7840 - Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Schools (K-6)

    Goals: To develop an understanding of the social studies and the purposes they serve - especially citizenship education. To explore issues in the role of social studies in school curriculum, curriculum development, standards and testing, and content controversies. To learn about materials development, teaching techniques, and community resources used in facilitating learning of social studies skills and content.


    Content: Philosophy of social studies education, methods of teaching, major concepts of the social science disciplines, planning for teaching, research and study skills, professional and community resources, incorporation of national, state, and local standards, citizenship education in global perspective. 15 hours of school-based teaching activities are built into course time.

    Taught: Spring term only

    Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program AND (EDU 3260 or EDU 5690) AND (EDU 3500 or EDU 5620)

    Credits: 4

    GED 7845 - Teaching Literacy in Elementary Schools (K-6)

    Goals: To develop the ability to create an environment that fosters literacy through an understanding of the communication arts and literature, the foundations of reading processes, the sue of  a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, curriculum materials, and assessment tools to plan and evaluate effective literacy instruction.


    Taught: Spring term only

    Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program AND (EDU 3260 or EDU 5690) AND (EDU 3500 or EDU 5620)

    Note: Includes a 20-hour guided clinical experience with K-6 students.

    Credits: 6

    GED 7851 - Teaching Science in Elementary Schools (K-6)

    Goals: To design and lead instruction for elementary students that meets national and state standards for content and pedagogy in science. To manage an elementary science classroom in ways that minimize risks and maximize the thinking and learning of all students.

    Content: The nature of science, science process skills, misconceptions in science and conceptual change, the learning cycle approach to lesson design, assessment, management of investigations, revising labs into inquiry investigations, national and state standards, resources to support science instruction, and professional development in science education.

    Taught: Fall term only

    Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program AND (EDU 3260 or EDU 5690) AND (EDU 3500 or EDU 5620)

    Credits: 4

    GED 7852 - Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Schools (K-6)

    Goals: To develop understandings and pedagogical competencies necessary to implement effective math curriculum in the elementary classroom. To implement methods that promote student investigation, discussion, and assessment models that meet the divers learning needs of elementary students. To employ a standards-based, problem-solving approach to teaching and learning in elementary level mathematics.

    Content: Definition of literacy; identification of appropriate goals, materials, methods, and evaluation techniques for promoting literacy; professional resources; children’s literature. 30 hours of school-based activities in elementary classrooms, including micro-teaching are built into course time.

    Taught: Fall term only

    Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program AND (EDU 3260 or EDU 5690) AND (EDU 3500 or EDU 5620) AND MATH 1130

    Note: Includes a 20-hour guided clinical experience with K-6 students.

    Credits: 6

    GED 7857 - Teaching Communication Arts/Literature and Dance/Theatre Arts Part I


    Goals: To introduce students to the history, theory, pedagogy, and management of teaching Communication Arts/Literature and Dance/Theater Arts at the middle and secondary levels. First in a two-course sequence.

    Content: The nature of the Communication Arts/Literature and Dance/Theater; research on teaching and learning in these areas; and the motivation, engagement, and management of adolescents in the middle and secondary classroom settings. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: 5-12 Communication Arts/Literature and Theater/Dance licensure candidates

    Taught: Fall term only

    Recommended Prerequisites: GED 7815, 7825, 7867

    Credits: 4

    GED 7858 - Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary School Part I

    Goals: To introduce students to the history, theory, pedagogy, and management of content in the social sciences and history at the middle and secondary levels. First in a two-course sequence.

    Content: The nature of the social studies; research on social studies teaching and learning; and the motivation, engagement, and management of adolescents in the middle and secondary classroom settings. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: 5-12 Social Studies licensure candidates

    Taught: Fall term only

    Recommended Prerequisites: GED 7815, 7825, 7867

    Credits: 4

    GED 7870 - Teaching Communication Arts/Literature in the Middle and Secondary School Part II

    Goals: To allow teacher candidates to practice and to demonstrate competence with effective assessment and teaching methodology within middle and secondary communication arts/literature classrooms. Second in a two-course sequence. 

    Content: Planning curriculum that incorporates national, state and local standards; implementing a variety of instructional strategies to address the needs of diverse learners; using and implementing formative and summative assessments. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: 5-12 Communication Arts/Literature licensure candidates

    Taught: Spring term only

    Prerequisite: GED 7857 with a grade of B- or better (GED 7867 is recommended)

    Credits: 4

    GED 7871 - Teaching Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School (5-12)

    Address the needs of middle- and secondary-level students as they make the transition from emergent to fluent readers. Gain an expanded definition of literacy that incorporates reading, writing, and speaking as tools for learning. Form the basis for instructional strategies designed to improve students' appreciation for skills of literacy in the learning process. This is a graduate level course with graduate level expectations.

    Prerequisite: Completion of GED 7815, Schools and Society. Completion of GED 7825, Educational Psychology. Completion of Theory to Practice. GED 7862, Education and Cultural Diversity is recommended.

    Credits: 4

    GED 7872 - Exceptionality

    Goals: To develop understanding of types of exceptionality and the significance of legal aspects, diagnosis, labeling, enrichment, placement, assessment, facilities, parental involvement, and professional and paraprofessional support in educational practice.

    Content: Surveys areas of exceptionality such as learning disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, emotional and behavior disorders, and giftedness. Considers impact on classroom learning. Addresses theories of exceptionality, history of educational policy for exceptional children, and educational practices for responding to exceptional students’ needs.

    Taught: Fall and Spring terms

    Co-requisite: EDU 3620: LAB: Exceptionality Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education program; (EDU 3260 or 5690)

    Note: Clinical Requirement: EDU 3620: LAB: Exceptionality during which students complete a 10-hour clinical experience in a local school.

    Students who have transferred in the equivalent course content without clinical experience should see the Program Coordinator to enroll in a 1-credit Independent Study to earn the course equivalency.

    Credits: 2

    GED 7873 - Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary School Part II

    Goals: To allow teacher candidates to practice and to demonstrate competence with effective assessment and teaching methodology within middle and secondary social studies classrooms. Second in a two-course sequence.

    Content: Planning curriculum that incorporates national, state and local standards; implementing a variety of instructional strategies to address the needs of diverse learners; using and implementing formative and summative assessments. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: 5-12 Communication Arts/Literature licensure candidates

    Taught: Spring term only

    Prerequisite: GED 7858 with a grade of B- or better (GED 7867 is recommended)

    Credits: 4

    GED 7874 - Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School Part II

    Goals: To allow teacher candidates to practice and to demonstrate competence with effective assessment and teaching methodology within middle and secondary science classrooms. Second in a two-course sequence.

    Content: Planning curriculum that incorporates national, state and local standards; implementing a variety of instructional strategies to address the needs of diverse learners; using and implementing formative and summative assessments. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: 5-12 Science licensure candidates

    Taught: Spring term only

    Prerequisite: GED 7859 with a grade of B- or better (GED 7867 is recommended)

    Credits: 4

    GED 7878 - Teaching ESL and World Languages in K-12 Part I

    Goals: To introduce students to the history, theory, pedagogy, and management of teaching second-language learners in K-12. This course provides ESL and world language candidates with a foundation in best practice literacy instruction for K-12 students. First in a two-course sequence.

    Content: The nature of literacy in a second language; research on teaching and learning in these areas; and the motivation, engagement, and management of K-12 students.. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: K-12 ESL and World Language licensure candidates

    Taught: Fall term only

    Recommended Prerequisites: GED 7815, 7825, 7867

    Credits: 4

    GED 7879 - Teaching Mathematics and Science in the Middle and Secondary School Part I

    Goals: To introduce students to the history, theory, pedagogy, and management of teaching mathematics and science at the middle and secondary levels. First in a two-course sequence.

    Content: The nature of the mathematics and science; research on science and mathematics teaching and learning; and the motivation, engagement, and management of adolescents in the middle and secondary classroom settings. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time – dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: 5-12 Mathematics and Science licensure candidates.

    Taught: Fall term only

    GED 7880 - Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School Part II

    Goals: To allow teacher candidates to practice and to demonstrate competence with effective assessment and teaching methodology within middle and secondary mathematics classrooms. Second in a two-course sequence.

    Content: Planning curriculum that incorporates national, state and local standards; implementing a variety of instructional strategies to address the needs of diverse learners; using and implementing formative and summative assessments. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: 5-12 Mathematics licensure candidates

    Taught: Spring term only

    Prerequisite: GED 7859 with a grade of B- or better (GED 7867 is recommended)

    Credits: 4

    GED 7881 - Teaching World Languages in K-12 Part II  

    Goals: To allow teacher candidates to practice and to demonstrate competence with effective assessment and teaching methodology within K-12 World Languages classrooms. Second in a two-course sequence.

    Content: Planning curriculum that incorporates national, state and local standards; implementing a variety of instructional strategies to address the needs of diverse learners; using and implementing formative and summative assessments. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Target audience: K-12 World Languages licensure candidates

    Taught: Spring term only

    Prerequisite: GED 7878 with a grade of B- or better (GED 7867 is recommended)

    Credits: 4

    GED 7882 - Teaching Dance/Theatre Arts in K-12 Part II

    Goals: To prepare the prospective teacher seeking a license in theatre/dance for the professional work.

    Content: Techniques and content ideas for addressing the State of Minnesota Rules Chapter 8710.4300.subpart 3, curriculum and season planning considerations for the teacher, methods of evaluation creative work in an academic setting, best practices for the drama classroom, portfolio development, and the uses of drama techniques in teaching other content areas.

    Taught: By arrangement. This is a tutorial class that involves both online learning and seminar sessions. This course includes 30 hours of clinical experience outside of scheduled class time - dates, times, and school sites to be determined.

    Prerequisites: GED 7815 and GED 7825.

    GED 0050 - Student Teaching Seminar

    This is the required weekly seminar that accompanies the MAT student teaching experience. Refer to the course description for the student teaching experience.

    This course is only open to teacher-candidates who have adequate preparation in licensure areas; have demonstrated proficiency in Minnesota's Standards for Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers (SEPTBs);p have received formal approval by the MAT faculty to student teach; have met all MAT program requirements; and have demonstrated the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to enter the teaching profession. Concurrent registration in the 6-credit student teaching section on Piperline (course number is based on your licensure area) is also required.

    Teacher candidates must attend a student-teaching intake session, which takes place in the fall semester. Contact your advisor or the Placement Office for scheduling information.

    GED 7885 - Student Teaching Elementary (K-6)

    Elementary student teaching provides pre-service educators with experiences to connect theory and practice in the context of a K - 12 classroom; instructional planning; and implementation in an assigned learning environment. Preservice teachers' responsibilities include; long term planning, implementation of an integrated curriculum, the facilitation of small- and large-group learning, and the development of assessment systems that support the Minnesota graduation standards for K - 12 students.

    Open only to preservice teachers who have adequate preparation in subject matter; have demonstrated proficiency with regard to the program and Minnesota's Standards for Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers; have met all program requirements; and, have evidenced fitness for entering the teaching profession. This is graduate level student teaching with graduate level expectations.

    Students must attend a student teaching intake session, which takes place in the fall semester. Contact your advisor or the Director of Field and Student Teaching Experiences, for scheduling information.

    Prerequisite: Formal acceptance in the teacher education program; successful completion of content area and education course requirements; and, successful presentation and evaluation of your Professional Teaching Portfolio.

    Attendance at weekly seminar is required (no credit). Refer to course description for Student Teaching Seminar.

    GED 7895 - Student Teaching Secondary (5-12)

    Secondary student teaching provides the teacher-candidate the experiences to connect theory and practice in the context of 5 - 12 classrooms through instructional planning and implementation in an assigned learning environment. The teacher-candidate's responsibilities include: long-term planning; implementation of an integrated curriculum; the facilitation of small- and large-group learning environments; and the development of assessment systems that support the Minnesota graduation standards for K - 12 students.

    This course is only open to teacher-candidates who have adequate preparation in licensure areas; have demonstrated proficiency in Minnesota's Standards for Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers (SEPBTs); have received formal approval by the MAT faculty to student teach; have met all MAT program requirements; and have demonstrated the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to enter the teaching profession. Concurrent registration at GED 0050: Student Teaching Seminar each week is also required.

    Teacher-candidates must attend a student-teaching intake session, which takes place in the fall semester. Contact your advisor or the Placement Office for scheduling information.

    GED 7896 - Student Teaching (K-12)

    K-12 student teaching provides the teacher-candidate the experiences to connect theory and practice in the context of K - 12 classrooms through instructional planning and implementation in an assigned learning environment. The teacher-candidate's responsibilities include: long-term planning; implementation of an integrated curriculum; the facilitation of small- and large-group learning environments; and the development of assessment systems that support the Minnesota graduation standards for K - 12 students.

    This course is open only to teacher-candidates who have adequate preparation in licensure areas; have demonstrated proficiency in Minnesota's Standards for Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers (SEPBTs); have received formal approval by the MAT faculty to student teach; have met all MAT program requirements; and have demonstrated the disposition, knowledge, and skills to enter the teaching profession. Concurrent registration at GED 0050: Student Teaching Seminar each week is also required.

    Teacher-candidates must attend a student-teaching intake session, which takes place in the fall semester. Contact your advisor or the Placement Office for scheduling information.

    GED 7897 - Middle-Level Student Teaching (5-8)

    Middle-level student teaching provides the teacher-candidate the experiences to connect theory and practice in the context of 5 - 8 classrooms through instructional planning and implementation in an assigned learning environment. The teacher-candidate's responsibilities include: long-term planning; implementation of an integrated curriculum; the facilitation of small- and large-group learning environments; and the development of assessment systems that support the Minnesota graduation standards for K - 12 students.

    This course is only open to teacher-candidates who have adequate preparation in licensure areas; have demonstrated proficiency in Minnesota's Standards for Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers (SEPBTs); have received formal approval by the MAT faculty to student teach; have met all MAT program requirements; and have demonstrated the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to enter the teaching profession. Concurrent registration at GED 0050: Student Teaching Seminar each week is also required.

    Teacher-candidates must attend a student-teaching intake session, which takes place in the fall semester. Contact your advisor or the Placement Office for scheduling information.