• Additional Licensure Program Current Students

    Program Welcome

    Welcome to the Additional Licensure program. The HSE staff and faculty are here to ensure that you have all the program information and resources necessary to be a successful Additional Licensure student.

    Program and Contact Information

    Program Information

    The required Additional Licensure curriculum varies by license area. At your initial advising session, you will work with an advisor to create a personalized program planner. Advising typically takes place in-person, but is also available via phone, email or video call according to your needs. Staff advisors are assigned to students depending on the license area.

    Staff Contacts

    If you have any questions or need assistance, your staff contacts are:

    Alyssa Vaj, Graduate Advisor (all license areas besides K-12 Reading)
    avaj01@hamline.edu || 651-523-2697
    Alyssa_Vaj
    Alyssa is the staff contact for all Additional License areas, except the Reading License. Alyssa joined the HSE staff after working for several years as a Licensed School Counselor. She has been advising Additional Licensure students at Hamline for four years.

    Evan Matson, Advanced Degrees Student Support (for assistance with the Reading License)

    ematson01@hamline.edu / 651-523-2975

    Bill Binkelman, Licensure Certification Officer
    wbinkelman@hamline.edu || 651-523-2466
    Bill Binkelman
    Bill is your contact once you have completed all coursework and practicum requirements for your additional license. He is responsible for processing all licenses and forwarding application documents to the Minnesota Department of Education. He is also the lead staff person for all state-required tests toward licensure. Bill has been serving students at Hamline for over 15 years.

    Clinical Experience and Advanced Practicum

    As a K-12 Reading License student, you will participate in field experiences as part of your coursework, with at least one field experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. You may also work with students in your own educational setting.

    If you are seeking an Additional License other than K-12 Reading, you will complete an Advanced Practicum at the end of your program. More information on the Advanced Practicum for Additional License students is available through our Office of Clinical Experience.

    Documents/Forms/Links Library

    The following documents, forms and links may be necessary for you as an Additional Licensure student. If you have questions about any of these forms, please contact Alyssa or Julie.

    Additional License Student Handbook
    Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLE)
    Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU)