Master of Arts in Teaching program details

Hamline’s Master of Arts in Teaching is a flexible degree that allows you to complete the coursework you need to obtain your Minnesota teacher license in your chosen area. And, with the right planning, you can get all the coursework done for your initial license in just 18 months.

No prerequisites

Unlike other schools, Hamline doesn’t require you to complete any coursework before starting the program. Instead, our advisors will develop a specific course plan that considers your previous coursework (undergraduate/graduate) and work experience and is tailored to the license area you want to pursue.

Foundational coursework (20 credits)

  • Introduction to Advanced Teacher Thinking (0 credits)
  • Schools and Society (4 credits)
  • Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • Theory to Practice (4 credits)
  • Education and Cultural Diversity (4 credits)
  • Exceptionality (2 credits)
  • English Learners in the Mainstream (2 credits)

Candidates may be able to transfer in up to 50% of their pedagogy courses. Approval required.

Specialty coursework

The specific coursework varies with each licensure area.

Culminating coursework

  • Student teaching (credits vary)
  • Capstone experience (credits vary)

Want to determine exactly what courses you need?

Our advisors are here to do an initial review of your transcripts to give you a better idea of what courses you’ll need to take for your particular license area. Request more information today, and you’ll be connected with an advisor.

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