MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure
Initial Teaching License program
If you want to help students become agents of change to create a brighter future, Hamline is the place for you. Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Initial License program will introduce you to a profession that builds sustainable, innovative, and resilient classrooms, schools, and communities.
When you pursue your initial teaching license at Hamline, you will:
- Collaborate with peers, teacher-mentors, and community partners to create nurturing classrooms, equitable schools, and sustainable communities
- Create empowering learning environments with a focus on literacy, equity, and cultural and linguistic diversity
- Arrive at your first day of teaching equipped with professional knowledge, tools of practice, and a rich understanding of systems that affect the education community
MA in Teaching/Initial Licensure program details
|Find the perfect balance between work and school||With Hamline’s graduate-level initial licensure program, you can take evening classes and will only have daytime obligations when you enroll in field experiences and student teaching|
|Get started sooner||You can apply and begin the program any term, including summer term|
|Finish faster||Many students finish their initial licensure in 18 months with a summer term start date in June. If you begin in fall or spring terms, you can complete your coursework for the initial licensure in around two years|
At Hamline, I had the opportunity to watch some really amazing teachers work. I learned that teaching isn't a 'one size fits all' profession; you can be exactly who you are and bring that into the classroom."
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I’d been going back and forth about getting my teaching license for English for years and years. Hamline was so helpful when I was talking about my credits and seeing what would transfer. They laid out a whole plan for me for how long it would take—I could do it in 18 months. The classes were all at night, so I didn't have to quit my job. The convenience of everything was really what I needed."
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