• 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 a 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 be 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

  • Learn More

    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching.

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    About the MAT

    You want to be a teacher and Hamline’s MAT program is ready help prepare you to be one of the best.

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    Learn from faculty and staff about School of Education graduate programs at the next info session on February 18.