• Education Co-Major (with Teaching License)

    HSE Conceptual Frame

    Faculty within the Hamline School of Education professional education programs are committed to developing teacher-leaders who: promote equity in schools and society, build communities of teachers and learners, construct knowledge, and practice thoughtful inquiry and reflection.

    Teacher Education Program Learning Outcomes 

    Graduates of HSE teacher education programs will be able to...

    1. Implement effective lesson plans in K-12 classrooms,
    2. Meet individual student learning needs by applying appropriate learning theories,
    3. Critique the effects of their professional decisions on the teaching/learning context,
    4. Foster relationships with appropriate community members to support/supplement students' in-school experiences, and
    5. Communicate effectively in writing.

    Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

    A student must satisfy the following criteria to be admitted to the Undergraduate Teacher Education program:

    1. Satisfactory completion of EDU 1150: Schools and Society and LAB and EDU 1250: Educational Psychology with an average grade point of 2.50 or above,
    2. Cumulative GPA of 2.50 at time of application to the Undergraduate Teacher Education (UTE) Program,
    3. Completion of the state's MTLE basic skills exams or its equivalent (contact an education faculty member for more information), and
    4. Approval of the Teacher Education faculty.

    A student whose application for admission is denied may either reapply when all criteria are satisfactorily met or petition the faculty of the Teacher Education Department to reconsider the decision. 

    Departmental Honors

    Departmental Honors Projects (DHPs) are a rigorous and fulfilling way of pursuing a long-term research project in your major. DHPs may emerge out of sophomore- and junior-year courses, study-abroad experiences, collaborative research projects, or students' intellectual passions. Students usually begin formal work on DHPs in the spring of junior year, and complete the DHP in the spring of the senior year. To learn more about DHPs in your department, consult your advisor and your department chair.

    Admission to Student Teaching

    Application for admission to student teaching must be made at the beginning of the term preceding student teaching. Students should complete the application process during a student teaching intake meeting as scheduled by the department and the School of Education's Office of Clinical Experience. Completing coursework does not guarantee licensure or program completion. Students must meet all of the outlined criteria specified in the bulletin and program handbook, as well as receive approval from the teacher education faculty, to progress into the student teaching semester.

    Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to student teach:

    1. Formal admission to the Teacher Education Department (you will receive a letter from the department chair or authorized designee),
    2. Senior standing at the time of student teaching,
    3. Recommendation from the faculty of the student's major department,
    4. Recommendation from the teacher education faculty,
    5. Completion of content-major coursework (CLA/HSB),
    6. Completion of licensure coursework (HSE),
    7. Primary major GPA and licensure coursework GPA are both at 3.0 or above,
    8. Coursework for licensure must have a grade of a C- or higher,
    9. Demonstrate readiness to student teach by meeting all SEPBTs (MN Standards of Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers),
    10. If world language license is sought, a minimum score of Advanced Low on ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) must be attained,
    11. Students who do not meet academic GPA or letter-grade standards may have options to request exceptions to academic policies, but must initiate conversations early with their faculty advisors to learn about deadlines and procedures for submitting academic petitions.

    A student whose application for student teaching is denied may either reapply when all criteria are satisfactorily met or petition the Office of Clinical Experience to reconsider the decision. 

    Grade Policies

    No education course in which the grade received is less than C- may be used to meet any licensure requirement, although some exceptions may be petitioned (contact your advisor for details). Student teaching courses and associated sections are graded pass (P), pass and not recommended for licensure (PNR), or no credit (N).


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