• Master of Arts in Teaching Admission Requirements

    To apply for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching graduate school program, please submit the following:

    • Online application (no fee).
    • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.o from a regionally-accredited college or university. This should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. You do not have to supply transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.
      Note: If you have a GPA of 2.5-2.9, you may apply and be considered for provisional admission. You are encouraged to clearly explain any unusual circumstances leading to academic struggles and underperformance, as well as to share your plans for academic success upon entry into the program.
    • 2-page essay outlining why you have decided to pursue public school teaching licensure.
    • Current resume that includes your experience (volunteer or paid) working with children.
    • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic and/or professional history and that detail your specific qualifications to be a teacher. Letters must be sent directly to Graduate Admission by the persons writing the recommendations.

    Transfer of Credits

    Upon approval, a student may potentially transfer in 50% of their pedagogy courses. Visit Current Students for additional information on how to transfer credits after you enroll in the program.

    Apply Online

    Send remaining materials to:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    Hamline University
    1535 Hewitt Avenue, MA-A1710
    Saint Paul, MN 55104