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  • Undergraduate Admissions

    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Ave
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    admission@hamline.edu
     

    Phone: 651-523-2207
    or 800-753-9753

    Undergraduate Teacher Education

    Faculty Program Coordinator: Kim Koeppen, Ph.D.
    koeppen01@hamline.edu

    Department Chair: Rachel Endo, Ph.D.
    rendo01@hamline.edu

    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Ave
    DRH 66
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


  • Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

    Don't wait for graduation to start pursuing a teaching license – save valuable time and money by earning a license at the undergraduate level with Hamline's unique Undergraduate Teacher Education Program. Students earn a major in the liberal arts field of their choice and a co-major in education while preparing for teacher certification. A BA or BS in the liberal arts, combined with a co-major in education and a Minnesota teaching license, provides new teachers with a depth and breadth of content knowledge and a wide-range of pedagogical skills. As a result they are better equipped to create powerful teaching and learning experiences for their students. They also bring broader thinking skills, acquired through their liberal arts major, to conversations about the issues facing American public schools.

    Undergraduates take a core set of courses that address educational issues spanning the K–12 spectrum. Eventually students must decide whether they want to teach in an elementary (K–6), or secondary (5–12) classroom, as the remainder of their coursework prepares them to address the unique teaching and learning environment of their chosen grade levels. Students have early and numerous opportunities to work with K–12 students from diverse populations. Prior to student teaching, they will accumulate nearly 100 hours of classroom experiences. The intent of these experiences is to connect educational theory with classroom practice. Students may also complete their student-teaching requirement abroad through Hamline’s Overseas Student Teaching program

    Students have opportunities to work on collaborative research projects and/or professional conference presentations with faculty members. The Hamline Education Club also serves as a resource for students interested in educational issues outside the classroom. Members support one another as they matriculate through the program, provide feedback to faculty members regarding programmatic concerns, and engage in service projects with local, national, and international schools. Hamline also has a longstanding relationship with the Hancock Elementary School, located across the street. The Hancock-Hamline Collaboration provides a variety of programs for Hamline students to tutor and mentor the elementary school children.

    Learn more about the Education co-major or Education minor.
      

    The Hamline Advantage  

    • Hamline’s School of Education is a well-known leader in the field, offering a comprehensive range of programs and resources
    • Students earn a liberal arts degree in the field of their choice in addition to a co-major in education with subsequent Minnesota teaching license, acquiring a depth and breadth of content knowledge and a wide-range of pedagogical skills
    • Students are immersed in K-12 classrooms throughout the program, accumulating nearly 100 hours of clinical experiences prior to student teaching
    • Education faculty advisors work one-on-one with students to help them monitor the requirements of the co-major and Minnesota teaching license
    • Opportunities to work with faculty members on collaborative research projects and/or professional conference presentations
    • Students may complete student teaching requirements abroad through the Hamline Overseas Student Teaching program
    • Optional membership in Hamline’s Education Club offers support, resources, and programming for students interested in educational issues
    • Tutor and mentor elementary students at Hancock-Hamline University Collaborative Magnet School, conveniently located across Snelling Avenue from the campus. HHCM is also Hamline’s largest work-study employer
    •  Earn a teaching license that complies with licensure and content standards developed by the Minnesota Department of Education. Our undergraduate program is accredited by the State Board of Teaching (BOT) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

    Careers and Graduate Work   

    The majority of Hamline education minors go on to teaching careers at various levels. However, students with a co-major in education are equipped to go on to a variety of careers, including: 

    • Athletic director
    • Business administrator
    • Coach
    • Counselor
    • Dean
    • Institutional Research
    • Education consultant
    • Education research director  
    • Vocational rehab specialist
    • Education and training specialist
    • Community/public health educator
    • Librarian
    • Principal
    • School nurse or psychologist
    • Speech-language pathologist 
    • Curriculum Specialist
     

     "Employment of school teachers is expected to grow by 12% between 2006 and 2016—about as fast as the average for all occupations. However, because of the size of the occupations in this group, this growth will create 479,000 additional teacher positions." U.S. Department of Labor Statistics

     

    Contact

    Faculty Program Coordinator
    Kim Koeppen, Ph.D.
    kkoeppen01@hamline.edu

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    admission@hamline.edu

    Call 651-523-2600 or e-mail teachereducation@hamline.edu for more information.

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