• K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) Additional License

    Hamline is a state leader in training ESL teachers.

    ESL teachers fill many roles, providing both language and academic support to their students. They are vital in advocating for their students within school systems and in educating their colleagues about English learners. Be challenged and rewarded in this growing field.

    Why Hamline?

    As a student in Hamline’s K-12 ESL Licensure program, you will:

    • Understand language systems and how they relate to instruction.
    • Explore the relationship between language and culture and the impact of language on student learning.
    • Further develop your knowledge of cultural differences and how they manifest in the classroom.
    • Gain the expertise to effectively motivate students while developing and assessing their skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
    • Become an advocate for classroom and school environments that facilitate language learning and involve families and communities as partners.

    Program Overview

    Flexible Structure: Online and on-campus offerings
    Time to Complete: 12 to 24 months
    Program Begins: Fall, spring, summer terms
    Curriculum: 26-34 credits
    Cost: View current tuition rates

  • Learn More

    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about enrolling in the K-12 ESL Additional Licensure program.

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  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.  

    Complaint Process

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    About the Program

    Create a positive and significant impact in students' lives with an additional license in K-12 ESL.

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    Learn from faculty and staff about School of Education graduate programs at the next info session on May 14.