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Initial and Additional Teaching Licensure

Minnesota teaching license programs

You want to change the world, and we're here to help. When you join Hamline's community of educators, you join nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students who have become teachers for over 25 years. 

We’re leading the way for generations of educators who use our additional licensure options to continue learning throughout their careers. Don't just take our word for it: Our alumni have been recognized as some of the state’s best teachers by Education Minnesota, too.

Do you want to know what courses you'll need for a particular license? Our advisors will do an initial review of your transcripts and work with you to help you get a clearer idea of what courses will transfer for your license area of interest.

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Become a teacher: initial licensure program

Whether you're changing careers or fulfilling your dream of becoming a teacher, Hamline has a path for you. Our programs help both undergraduate and graduate students earn their first teaching license in a wide array of licensure areas. 

Undergraduate students can also jump-start their career with our accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching, where you'll earn your bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree, and prepare for your initial license in a single program.

Expand your expertise: Additional license program

Expand your worldview to meet the demands of today's classrooms with Hamline's additional license programs. You can add to the foundation of your current specialty or broaden your range of knowledge by studying subjects like adult basic education, K-12 reading and ESL, and special education (ABS, ASD). When you enhance your teaching toolkit, you'll enhance your students' learning experience.

Completing any licensure program serves as preparation for seeking initial or additional licensure in the State of Minnesota. For more information regarding Minnesota educator licensure requirements, visit the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board website.

License areas and course requirements

Licensure area License programs offered and courses
Adult Basic Education

MAT in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

Chemistry 9–12

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

Communication Arts and Literature 5–8 Endorsement Additional Licensure Courses
Communication Arts and Literature 5–12

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

Elementary Education K–6

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

English as a Second Language K–12

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

General Science 5–8

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

K–12 Reading License  Additional Licensure Courses
Life Sciences 9–12

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

Mathematics 5–8 Endorsement Additional Licensure Courses
Mathematics 5–12

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

Physics 9–12

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

Social Studies 5–8 Endorsement Additional Licensure Courses
Social Studies 5–12

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

Special Education - Academic Behavioral Strategist

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses

Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorder

MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure Courses
Additional Licensure Courses