• Alumni - Christina Babadjanian

    MAEd: Low Residency Program

    The convenience you need; the reputation you expect.

    Interested in getting your MAEd, but not sure how to fit it into a busy schedule? Then Hamline's flexible MAEd Low Residency program may be for you!

    What Is A Low Residency Program?

    A low-residency program blends face-to-face and online learning. In Hamline’s MAEd low residency program, learners will come to campus one or two times during each course. The remainder of the learning will be distributed in some type of online format. Both the face-to-face and online learning experiences are designed to be interactive, engaging, authentic, and personalized, while also providing the quality content and educational experience Hamline graduate students have come to expect. This combination of an innovative online learning environment with a traditional face-to-face component provides a unique MAEd experience.

    Focus: Teaching Diverse Learners

    The MAEd low-residency program emphasizes learning how to teach students from diverse backgrounds. Whether you teach in an urban environment or out in the suburbs, you'll be standing in front of a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse classroom.

    Critical urban and multicultural education is embedded in all of the courses of the MAEd low-residency program. The focus is on meeting the needs of all students and exploring the following concepts:

    • democratic education
    • reflective teaching
    • diversity of race, class, gender, etc.
    • constructivism (constructing knowledge together)
    • examining the "isms," including racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, classism

    Online Learning

    Online learning may be synchronous (in real time) or asynchronous.

    Synchronous online learning means that all class members will be online at the same time via a real-time web-conferencing software. To accomplish this, students will be asked to reserve a certain schedule of dates and times. Depending on class needs and learning objectives, it may be that not all of this synchronous time is needed. 

    Asynchronous online learning may involve online discussions, web research, online group work, online video or audio files, peer reviews, electronic submission of assignments, and other online collaborative work. A variety of software will be used to accomplish the online learning goals.

    Is online learning right for me?

    Who Should Enroll?

    • Those interested in pursuing a Hamline MAEd but who have been unable to enroll in our existing program options
    • Those interested in the exciting, interactive, collaborative, personalized learning opportunities available in an online learning environment

    Electives

    Ten elective credits are required for all MAEd program options. Courses to fulfill this requirements can be taken on campus, online, or in a blended (online and face-to-face) format.

    Schedule

    For current dates and times of courses, please view the online class schedule.

    GED 8020 EXPLORATIONS

             

    Face-to-face meetings:

    One Saturday in September
    One Saturday in December

     

    Synchronous online sessions:

    Wednesday evenings, Sep - early Dec

     

    Asynchronous online sessions:

    Throughout entire course

    GED 8021 DESIGNING EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS  

             

    Face-to-face meetings:

    One Saturday in February
    One Saturday in May

     

    Synchronous online sessions:

    Wednesday evenings, Feb - early May

     

    Asynchronous online sessions:

    Throughout entire course

    GED 8022 ACTION RESEARCH: PRACTICE AND APPLICATION  

             

    Face-to-face meetings:

    One Saturday in February
    One Saturday in May

     

    Synchronous online sessions:

    Wednesday evenings, Feb - early May

     

    Asynchronous online sessions:

    Throughout entire course

    GED 8024 EDUCATING FOR EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

             

    Face-to-face meetings:

    Three days in June/July

     

    Synchronous online sessions:

    Starting early June
    Two days/week, 6-8 p.m.
    Reserve all dates. Not all may be used.

     

    Asynchronous online sessions:

    Throughout entire course