• Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Initial Teaching License

    You want a sense of purpose, a vocation.

    You want to inspire, ignite, and make an impact. You want to love your job and create change – the kind of change that being the one caring adult in a child’s life can make in the world. You want to be a teacher.

    Why Hamline?

    Hamline has been preparing teachers for more than 150 years with one of the most established and reputable teacher programs in Minnesota.

    With a Master of Arts in Teaching from Hamline, you will part of an exceptional program that:

    • Meets the needs of working adults with evening courses and some daytime course offerings.
    • Supports teachers who are committed to teaching in urban or urban-like settings.
    • Instills in its students the importance of reflective practice in teaching all learners.
    • Consistently has a high job-placement rate for its graduates.

    Program Overview

    Structure: Classes are held on campus with weekly evening (and some Saturday) courses and daytime field experiences. Flexible scheduling allows you to continue current employment as you transition toward leading tomorrow’s classrooms.

    Program Begins: Fall, spring, and summer terms

    Time to Complete: Completion of the licensure coursework ranges in length of time and is dependent on the requirements of the license of interest, the applicant's prior coursework, and preferred pace of study.

    Cost: Current tuition rates

    Initial Licensure Areas

    Elementary Licensure

    Secondary Licensures

    K-12 Licensures

    Apply today

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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.

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    View MAT student Austin Wellman's YouTube channel, AustinInKuwait, about his experience teaching abroad.