Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

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Online MAEd degree program

Inspire your teaching. Hamline’s Master of Arts in Education program began over 20 years ago, expanding on our historic reputation for educational leadership. In Hamline’s program, you'll explore pathways  to improving educational systems around the world while empowering yourself as a teacher and a leader.

With Hamline’s MA in Education, you will:

  • Join a community of professionals interested in a rigorous exploration of educational systems and the societal factors affecting their practice — and invested in advocacy to improve those systems in the world
  • Grow through an interactive, engaging, and personalized educational experience
  • Become a master teacher and leader who can promote equity in schools, build communities of learners, construct knowledge, and practice thoughtful inquiry and reflection
  • Collaborate with outstanding faculty and other educators to produce  and evaluate cutting-edge approaches to curriculum and research in the field

MA in Education program frequently asked questions

Who should enroll in this degree program?  This master's degree is for those who do not need a teaching license. You may already have a teaching license or are interested in the degree independent of getting a teaching license.

Looking for a program to get your initial teaching license? Explore our master's in teaching degree
Are courses available online and on-campus? Hamline's Master of Arts in Education is offered fully online, for maximum flexibility and convenience. Some individual classes may meet synchronously online in the evenings. You have the option of choosing elective coursework that is offered fully online, on-campus, or hybrid.
When can I start? You can apply and start the program any term, including summer term
How long will it take? You decide your pace and can graduate in as few as 24 months
How many credits and courses are part of the master's? 34 credits and 10-12 courses depending on what electives you choose. You can also transfer a graduate education certificate to satisfy 10 elective credits.
How much will it cost?

Hamline scholarships and discounts are available. Outside funding and other financial aid are also available. Most graduate students use low-interest loans as a valuable way to pay for tuition and other living expenses.

For more information on the cost of tuition per credit, see the School of Education and Leadership tuition page.

Are scholarships available? Several scholarships and tuition discounts are available.

My coursework in Hamline's MAEd program was practical and rewarding. As a teacher, I apply the skills I learned to improve my teaching and help my students. The program's engaging structure also allowed me to learn from my classmates' myriad experiences."

James McPherson, MAED '20; history teacher at Breck School in Golden Valley, Minnesota