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  • Hamline School of Education
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Phone: 651-523-2600
    Fax: 651-523-2489

  • Literacy Education

     At Hamline we understand the connection between literacy and students' academic success. Hamline's programs are on the cutting edge of the latest research and perspectives on classroom literacy instruction. We provide practitioner-focused graduate courses that support and empower teachers to increase students' literacy achievement and are dedicated to helping teachers become lifelong learners, leaders in schools and communities, and agents of change.

    Literacy at Hamline

    Our programs focus pedagogy in a balanced literacy approach to instruction; we honor and recognize teaching experiences as a critical factor in effective literacy instruction. As a student in our literacy and learning programs, you can:

    • Focus on your passion.
    • Learn from the best. Our instructors are grounded in P-12 practice and are drawn from the local and national literacy community. 
    • Become an expert. Growing your skills translates into greater opportunities for you and your students.

    Summer Literacy Institute, K-6

    Each summer, for one extraordinary week, Hamline offers the Summer Literacy Institute, where you can learn from some of the finest educators in the country. Be inspired. Be refreshed. Be energized.

    Master of Arts in Literacy Education

    The Master of Arts in Literacy Education provides a comprehensive, rigorous focus on literacy instruction and leadership. 

    K-12 Reading License

    Hamline's K-12 reading license prepares teachers to foster growth, development, and success for all learners. The six-course program helps teachers get to the heart of what effective reading instruction is all about. With a variety of strategies in K-12 student assessment, evaluation and instruction, the program supports a practical, research-based approach to teaching reading.


  • news
    • A piece of curriculum written by School of Education adjunct faculty member Kathryn Campbell for a British literature course was published in the Minnesota English Journal.
    • Master of Arts in Teaching graduate student Rebecca James had an excerpt of her capstone published in the Minnesota English Journal.
    • Hamline School of Education adjunct faculty Julianne Scullen was awarded the Celebrate Literacy Award which recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals that have made significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level.