• Teacher Education Department

    On-campus, online, and blended to meet your learning needs.

    At A Glance

    Time to Complete: Varies according to license. Flexible scheduling allows you to continue current employment as you transition toward leading tomorrow’s classrooms.

    Program Structure: Varies according to license. Choose from courses offered on-campus, online, and in blended formats. Weekly evening and some weekend courses and daytime field experiences are offered year round. Some courses have daytime field experiences or school visits.

    Program Types: 
    Initial Licensure
    Additional Licensure
    Administrative Licensure 

    Curriculum: Varies according to license

    Cost: View current tuition rates   

    Why Choose Hamline For Teacher Licensure?

    Reputation: Hamline has long been a leader in teacher education in Minnesota and is known for thoughtful, high quality programs taught by experienced and passionate teachers.

    Curriculum: Hamline offers an interactive, engaging, authentic, and personalized educational experience.

    Convenience: We offer several licensure options so you can choose the one that best meets your career goals.

    Commitment: Hamline is 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.

    Course Schedule

    Each semester, you will receive a reminder to register for courses approximately 4 months before the start of each semester. Some things to keep in mind:

    1. Please register for your courses as soon as possible, as seats are available on a first-come/first-served basis.

    2. If the course you are interested in is full, please add yourself to the wait list through Piperline. 

    3. If you need to take a leave of absence from school or modify your course planner, be sure to contact your advisor as soon as possible to avoid delays in program completion. Your advisor will help you determine the quickest path toward program completion.

    Online Learning at Hamline

    Online learning at Hamline includes both fully online and blended (online combined with face-to-face) class opportunities.   Discover more about Online Learning at Hamline.

    Prospective Students / Pre-Admission

    Contact the Graduate Admission office with any questions about applying to the Hamline School of Education and Leadership. Mike Hand will work with you from your initial inquiry through completing the application process.

    Graduate Admission 
    Mike Hand:  651-523-2900 or gradprog@hamline.edu 

    Current Student Advisors / Post-Admission

    Once admitted, our team of academic advisors will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss all the details of your academic work at Hamline. They will continue to support you all the way to licensure. 

    Graduate Student Advising and Success Manager
    Mike Noreen, 651.523.2450, mnoreen01@hamline.edu

    Graduate Advisor
    Alyssa Vaj, 651.523.2697, avaj01@hamline.edu

    License Certification Officer
    Jessica Mueller, 651-523-2466, jmueller01@hamline.edu 

    Placement Office (Clinical/Fieldwork or Student Teaching Placements)
    Dana Coleman, 651.523.2568, dcoleman02@hamline.edu

    Danielle Zdon, 651.523.2693, dzdon01@hamline.edu


    The C0-Chairs are also available to assist you. Contact Prof. Lindquist or Prof. Reimer with feedback and questions.

    Department C0-Chairs
    Julia Reimer, jreimer@hamline.edu


    Changes to Hamline's K-6/Elementary Program: The Teacher Education Department approved curriculum revisions that will impact those of you who are seeking K-6 (elementary) licensure.  This change applies to all students in both the Additional Licensure (ADLI) and MAT/Initial Licensure programs who are seeking K-6 (elementary) licensure.  The official letter from the Teacher Education Department Chair, sent September 16, 2015, is available here.

    MTLE Pass Rates

    MTLE best effort pass rates for 2010-2013

    MTLE best effort pass rates for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017


    MAT License rates for 2009-2016 
    License and Employment Data for the Initial License Teacher Cohorts Fall 2016 and Spring 2017