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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

Explore how we make your master's degree affordable

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Make a cost-effective investment in your future and your students with a MAT from a prestigious, private, nonprofit university with affordable tuition.

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Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you are eligible for one of several scholarships or tuition discounts.

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Financial aid

We want you to succeed without breaking the bank just as much as you do. Explore our competitive financial aid options for your master’s degree.

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