• Master of Arts in Education

    Why Hamline's MAEd Program?

    As a pioneer in the field of education, Hamline started its Master of Arts in Education more than 20 years ago. Today it continues its strong reputation and honors educators as leaders.

    With Hamline’s Master of Arts in Education (MAEd), you will grow and mature as a teacher and leader. Designed to help you meet the challenges of today’s schools and society, the MAEd embodies Hamline’s tradition of curriculum focused on cutting-edge research, practical application, outstanding faculty, and personal attention.

    With a Master of Arts in Education from Hamline, you will:

    • Grow through an interactive, engaging, authentic, and personalized educational experience.

    • Become a master teacher and teacher leader who can promote equity in schools, build communities of learners, construct knowledge, and practice thoughtful inquiry and reflection.

    Program Overview

    Flexible Structure:          

    Online and on campus

    Time to Complete:

    18 to 24 months


    34 credits (24 required and 10 elective)





    • Adult English as a Second Language (ESL)

    • Autism Spectrum Disorders

    • College Admission Counseling

    • ESL for Mainstream Teachers

    • Environmental Education

    • Gifted Education

    • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

    • Traumatic Brain Injury

    • Urban Teaching

    • Other (Design your own concentration)



    • View current tuition rates (elective credits may be taken at the lower Certificate or Continuing Studies rate)

    • Hamline undergraduate alumni receive a 10% discount on tuition

  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 5 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 10 credits of graduate coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements, provided all transfer criteria are met.

  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.  

    Complaint Process

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    Meet a Student

    Carmen Higueros believes she’s making a difference in her students’ lives, she said, thanks in part to the education she’s receiving at Hamline.

  • Meet an MAT Graduate who made a career change

    MAT Program

    Meet Michael Deppe, a graduate of Hamline's MAT program who made a mid-career switch.