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Online Education Major for Paraprofessionals

Bachelor of Arts

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A program exclusively for K-12 educational paraprofessionals

This program is specifically for those working as educational paraprofessionals in K-12 schools. It was designed and created to help paraprofessionals complete their undergraduate degree and earn a teaching license quickly and cost-effectively.

With Hamline’s program, you will:

  • Complete your undergraduate degree and licensure completely online 
  • Use your current workplace in a K-12 school to complete your field experience and student teaching hours
  • Jump right into your education classes—you can start your major classes right away and complete your general courses as you go
  • Enjoy small class sizes and supportive instructors who know how to support working adults to finish their degree
  • Get individual advising based on your specific needs, and we’ll work with your district to provide exceptional support

Get your master’s degree with just 2–4 more courses

Once you complete your bachelor’s degree with licensure, you can earn your master’s degree—improving your expertise and earning potential—with just two to four additional courses, depending on your licensure area. 

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Online education major program details

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Explore career paths for online education majors

Our innovative courses and one-on-one mentoring by faculty will give you the tools to succeed in a variety of jobs, such as:

  • Classroom paraprofessional
  • Social studies teacher
  • Writing coach
  • Nature center community educator in a non-school setting
  • K-12 principal
  • College professor

You can also put your degree to work in any number of fields, including:

  • Educational consulting
  • Test development
  • Curriculum design
  • Child psychology
  • Corporate training

Take your studies further with graduate school

Many education graduates have returned to Hamline to pursue advanced degrees and licenses in education. Our goal is to support you on every step of your journey in education. Post-graduate opportunities for education students include:

  • Additional teaching licenses, from teaching English as a foreign language to adult basic education
  • Administrative licensure for principals and superintendents
  • Education specialist degree (EDS)
  • Master of Arts in education
  • Master of Arts in literacy education
  • Master of Arts in natural sciences and environmental education
  • Master of Arts in teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Doctorate in Education

Graduate programs at Hamline

Once you’ve completed your online degree from Hamline, you’ll qualify for our alumni discount if you enroll in our graduate programs and save 10% on the cost of tuition.

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