• 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 and is currently preparing for its scheduled 4-year assurance review, scheduled for June 2022. For more information on this process, please see our reaffirmation website. 

    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 AND LEADERSHIP
    Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation
    Hamline’s School of Education and Leadership is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

    Current Status: Accredited
    Next Review: Spring 2026
    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

    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
    Modern Languages: Spanish
    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
    Modern Languages: Spanish
    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: 2025
    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
    Certificate in Climate Literacy
    Certificate in 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: Reviewed Spring 2021; decision anticipated November 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: Pending in Fall 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.