Hamline School of EducationMS-A1720Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
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We are the first and the largest reading
license program in the state, and the only one to offer every course
every semester both online and on-campus. Hamline's K-12 Reading
License prepares teachers to foster growth, development, and success
for all learners. The six course program helps teachers get to the heart
of what effective reading instruction is all about. With a variety of
strategies in K-12 student assessment, evaluation and instruction, the
program supports a practical, research-based approach to teaching
reading. The licensed reading teacher will be authorized to
teach reading skills, strategies, and comprehension to kindergarten
through grade 12 students, and to provide assistance to teachers who
have responsibility for providing reading instruction.
Hamline has been offering K-12 reading licensure courses online since 2004. We know how to provide a rigorous, intensive education though an online format. Our 24-7 tech support ensures that your experience is seamless and that you get help whenever you need it.
Trying to decide between online and on-campus? At Hamline you don’t have to commit to one format. You can switch back and forth anytime. Some students opt to take classes on campus during the school year and then take their summer courses online so they can have the flexibility to travel or spend time at the cabin.
View a list of required courses.
Reading license courses are offered on Hamline’s Saint Paul campus and at numerous off-campus locations. All six courses required for the K-12 Reading License are also offered online every term.
Anyone with an initial teaching license from any state or country and a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 can be admitted in the K-12 Reading License program. A Minnesota teaching license is required for acquiring this additional license.
If you want to learn with the leading literacy experts in Minnesota, then Hamline’s program is right for you. Our experienced faculty are immersed in the field of literacy, are active in literacy organizations, are published authors, and serve as literacy leaders within school districts.Reading Licensure Staff Advisor: Julie Doyle (contact with general inquires, questions about course scheduling/registration, and to set up initial-advising appointments)
Faculty Program Coordinator: Teresa Christenson, Ph.D. (contact with feedback or questions about the program)
Department Chair: Rachel Endo, Ph.D.
Thirty-five (35) hours of participation in reading-related instruction is required. To fulfill this requirement, field experiences occur at four different points in the six course sequence. A field experience must be completed at each of the three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Part of the experience can be completed in the student's own educational setting. More
Beginning September 2010, the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) will be the statewide uniform means of assessing the subject-area knowledge of Minnesota's Reading Teacher candidates. All candidates for the K-12 Reading License will be required to pass the MTLE Reading Teacher test.
For more information, go to www.mtle.nesinc.com
In addition to comprehensive rigorous coursework, Hamline also offers test preparation sessions for the Minnesota Teaching License Exam (MTLE) in Reading. These intensive preparatory sessions help ensure that our students are successful in obtaining their reading license. This optional session is only available for Hamline students and costs $30. Registration will be required at least one week in advance of the session.
The Minnesota Board of Teaching adopted new licensure standards for the K-12 Reading License.
Timelines for studentsNew course descriptions
15 semester credits35 hours of field experienceDisclosure Information
$374 per credit
Financial aid is available to students enrolled full- or part-time.License Requirements
Applying for a Minnesota Reading LicenseMinnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE)new Sept. 1, 2010 Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)Frequently Asked Questions (doc)Forms & Resources
Reading license student handbook Field experience requirement View class schedules by term
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