Initial Licensure Programs The Hamline approach models quality teacher education that is constructivist in design: previous learning and experiences are the foundations for mastering new learning. Courses are offered on-campus, online, and in blended formats to meet your learning needs. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Initial Licensure /Teacher Education Prepares students for the initial teaching license. Qualified students may also earn credits toward the MAT degree. Undergraduate Teacher Education Current undergraduate students who wish to become licensed to teach pursue a co-major or minor in education and fulfill all other requirements for state licensure.