• MAEd Curriculum

    Required Courses - 24 Credits

    • GED 8020 Explorations: Reflection, Community Building, and Knowledge Construction (4 credits)
    • GED 8021 Designing Effective Learning Environments (2 credits)
    • GED 8022 Action Research: Practice and Application (2 credits)
    • GED 8023 Capstone Practicum (4 credits)
    • GED 8024 Educating for Equity and Social Justice (4 credits)
    • GED 8025 A & B, Public Policy: Design and Action, (2 credits each)
    • GED 8495 Capstone (4 credits)

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    Electives - 10 Credits

    Each student selects ten semester credits of electives. Most elective choices are made to meet students’ personal curriculum and instructional needs. 

    Elective credits may be earned through 6000- or 7000-level School of Education Continuing Studies/Professional Development courses, through other Hamline graduate programs, or at other accredited institutions. At least 5 of the elective credits must be completed through Hamline University. 

    Transfer of credit:

    Up to five semester credits of graduate work (either through Hamline University or another accredited institution) completed before admission into the MAEd program may be used towards elective credits, provided the transfer criteria are met. A Hamline certificate or licensure program may also be used to fulfill all or most of the elective requirement.

    Transfer of prior credit occurs after successful completion of GED 8020 Explorations: Reflection, Community Building, and Knowledge Construction.

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    Program Advising

    During GED 8020, students receive information about required and elective courses and credit requirements. After successful completion of GED 8020 and Advance to Candidacy, a student will request an advising session with their advisor. The advising session will address academic plans for electives and projected time lines. One product of the meeting will be a tentative program plan using the Program Planning Form. On-campus students are assigned to faculty alphabetically for advising.


    The capstone is the final component of earning the Hamline MAEd. The capstone project is an introduction to action research design for classroom teachers: it is applied research or action research that captures both the student’s formal study and also their professional and personal development. All degree-seeking students produce a written, bound book that becomes part of the public knowledge base of the education profession and are a source of information and guidance for other practitioners. All capstones are catalogued in Hamline’s Bush Library and are available for interlibrary loan.