• Accreditation

  •  Accreditation

    Hamline University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, and can be reached at 800-621-7440. 
      

    Hamline University completed its 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation during the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information on this process, please see our reaffirmation website.

    Hamline's schools may have additional accreditation in specialized areas. Please contact the dean's office of each respective school for a complete listing.

    Other Institutional Affiliations and Registrations: 

    Hamline University is an approved university of the United Methodist Church.

    Hamline University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    1450 Energy Park Dr., Suite 350
    St. Paul, MN 55108
    www.ohe.state.mn.us – 651-642- 0533

    Additional Accreditation, Approval, and Registration by Program and/or School

    School of Education

    Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation
    Hamline’s School of Education is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It is currently pursuing re-accreditation based on the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards. 

    Current Status: Accredited
    Next Review:  June 2021
    Programs Covered: 
    Initial
    Communication Arts and Literature License
    Elementary Education License
    English as a Second Language License
    Mathematics License
    Modern Languages: Spanish License
    Science: General Science License
    Science: Chemistry License
    Science: Life Sciences License
    Science: Physics License
    Social Studies License
    Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist License
    Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders License
    Theatre and Dance License

    Advanced
    Reading License
    Administrative License: Principal
    Administrative License: Superintendent
    Administrative License: Director of Special Education

     Minnesota Board of School Administrators 
    Programs leading to administrative licensure are required to be approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators under Minnesota Statute 122A.14.

    Current Status: Approved
    Next Review:  2022
    Programs Covered:
    Administrative License: Principal
    Administrative License: Superintendent
    Administrative License: Director of Special Education
    Education Specialist (EDS): Principal
    Education Specialist (EDS): Superintendent
    Education Specialist (EDS): Director of Special Education

    Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
    Teacher preparation programs leading to initial or additional licensure are required to be approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). PELSB establishes licensure standards and requirements, approves institutions and licensure programs to prepare Minnesota teachers, and establishes and enforces the Code of Ethics for Minnesota teachers. The current authority and responsibilities of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board are delineated primarily in Minnesota Statutes §122A.05 – §122A.09, §122A.18, §214, and Minnesota Rules, Chapters 8700, 8705 and 8710.

    Current Status: Approved
    Next Review:  Spring 2026
    Programs Covered:
    Initial
    Adult Basic Education
    Chemistry 9-12
    Communication Arts and Literature 5-12
    Elementary Education K-6
    English as a Second Language K-12
    General Science 5-8
    Life Science 9-12
    Mathematics 5-12
    Physics 9-12
    Social Studies 5-12
    Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist
    Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorder


    Additional
    5-8 Communication Arts and Literature
    5-8 Mathematics
    5-8 Social Studies
    Chemistry 9-12
    Communication Arts and Literature 5-12
    Elementary Education K-6
    English as a Second Language K-12
    General Science 5-8
    K-12 Reading License
    Life Science 9-12
    Mathematics 5-12
    Physics 9-12
    Social Studies 5-12
    Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist
    Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorder

     

    CAEP: Specialized Professional Association 
    The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) offers national recognition of programs for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

    Current Status: Recognized
    Next Review: 2028
    Program Covered:
    K-12 ESL Licensure 


    North American Association for Environmental Education 
    The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) "recognizes high-quality college and university programs that consistently prepare well-qualified environmental educators."

    Current Status: Accredited
    Next Review: 2022
    Program Covered:
    MA in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education

     

    For more information on any of the above programmatic and school accreditations, approvals, and recognitions, please contact the CLA Dean's Office, 651-523-2206, cladean@hamline.edu.

    College of Liberal Arts

    National Association of Schools of Music 
    The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) "establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors". 

    Current Status: Accredited
    Next Review: 2020-2021
    Program Covered:
    Bachelor of Arts in Music

    American Chemical Society 
    The American Chemical Society (ACS) "promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs."

    Current Status: Approved
    Next Review: 2021
    Programs Covered:
    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
    Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry*

    *Requires specific courses and/or research

     

    American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Paralegals
     The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Paralegals has the  mission to "improve the American system of justice by establishing ABA standards for the education of paralegals and by promoting attorneys' professional, effective and ethical utilization of paralegals".

    Current Status: Approved
    Next Review: August 15, 2022
    Program Covered:
    Graduate Paralegal Certificate

     

     

    For more information on any of the above programmatic accreditations and approvals please contact the CLA Dean's Office, 651-523- 2206, cladean@hamline.edu.

     

    State Authorization for Online and Distance Education

    For more information on state authorization for our online and distance education, please visit the State Authorization webpage.