• Certificates

    Explore a new area with a course or certificate. Expand your skills and strengthen your expertise to better serve your students and community.


    Adult Basic Education (ABE)
    Specifically designed to meet the growing need for ABE instructors, this certificate prepares you to understand the field of adult education and provides practical insights and tools for designing courses and assessment tools. Offered fully online.

    Adult ESL
    Designed for individuals working in adult ESL education, this four-course certificate provides individuals with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to teach English as a Second Language to adults from linguistically and culturally diverse populations. Offered online.

    Advanced Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
    Students who have a TEFL certificate and wish to learn more about language theory and linguistics can pursue an advanced TEFL certificate, offered online or on campus.

    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Gain the skills and knowledge you need as a teacher, parent, or other education professional to better serve all ASD learners. Offered online.

    ESL for Mainstream Teachers
    Get the training you need to meet the growing challenge of educating English learners in today's mainstream classrooms. Offered online and on campus.

    Environmental Education
    Design a program that meets your teaching and public education needs. Courses are online and off campus at engaging locations and include ecology, natural history, teaching methods, field biology, and geology. Offered online and off campus.

    Gifted Education
    Foster the growth and success of gifted and talented learners both in and out of the classroom. Offered fully online with some on-campus offerings.

    Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    Live your dream. Teach overseas! Experience another culture while living and working overseas after earning a TEFL certificate (offered on campus) or Advanced TEFL certificate (offered online or on campus) from Hamline.

    Urban Teaching
    The first of its kind in Minnesota, this program consists of graduate-level courses aimed at helping teachers apply successful classroom strategies for urban and urban-like learners. Offered online.