• K-12 Reading Additional License

    Grow your literacy expertise.

    Too many children struggle with reading. With Hamline’s K-12 Reading Additional Licensure program, educators gain the knowledge and experience to optimize student reading achievement.

    With a K-12 Reading License from Hamline, you will:

    • Identify key stills, strategies, and concepts central to reading achievement.
    • Become skilled at adapting your reading instruction strategies to meet the needs of students at all reading levels.
    • Learn what it takes to be a literacy leader through immersion in the field.

    Program Overview

    Program delivery: Online and on-campus offerings
    Program start: Fall, spring, and summer terms
    Time to complete: 12 months
    Curriculum: 15 credits and 4 field experiences

    Cost: View current tuition rates


    Required Courses: (15 credits)

    • Foundations of Reading, K-12 (3 credits)
    • Developing Elementary Readers, K-6 (2 credits)
    • Advancing Secondary Readers, 7-12 (2 credits)
    • Reading Assessment and Evaluation, K-12 (3 credits)
    • Advanced Practicum in Reading Interventions (3 credits)
    • Becoming Literacy Leaders (2 credits)

    Field Experiences: (4 experiences, 35 hours)

    Participate in at least one field experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. You may also work with students in your own educational setting.


    Candidates are required to pass the Reading Teacher Test as part of the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations to receive a license. Optional test preparation is available through Hamline.

    Make Your Credits Count For More

    Your coursework in the K-12 Reading Additional License program may be applied to fulfill elective requirements in the Master of Arts in Literacy Education and the Master of Arts in Education.

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about enrolling in the Additional Licensure program.

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  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of Minnesota in its online programs. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.   

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    About the Program

    Grow your literacy expertise with an additional license in K-12 Reading.

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    Why Get a Reading License?

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