• Certificates

    Explore a new area with a course or certificate. Hamline's certificate programs help educators expand their skills and expertise to better serve their students and communities.


    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 as well as practical insights and tools for designing courses and assessment tools. Offered fully online as well as some course offerings on campus.

    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 and on campus.

    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.

    Bullying Prevention
    You have the power to stop bullying. This fully-online program provides you with the knowledge and skills to transform your school’s culture to prevent bullying so that all members interact in a positive, respectful manner that reinforces the value of each community member. Offered online.

    Children's Literature
    A certificate program in children’s literature that honors the power of authentic reading and high-quality literature for all students. 

    College Admission Counseling
    This online certificate program is designed to prepare any professional for counseling high school students in post-secondary planning and the admission process. 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.

    Gifted Education
    Foster the growth and success of gifted and talented learners both in and out of the classroom. Offered online, on campus, and in low-residency formats.

    K-5 Mathematics
    Broaden your knowledge of how students think mathematically and expand your ability to shape questions and conversations around mathematical ideas. Offered on campus.

    Literacy for the Teaching of Reading and Writing
    Enhance your understanding of the role of literacy learning across the curriculum. 

    Other Health Disabilities
    Coursework in this certificate leads to greater understanding and collaboration between schools, the community, families, and the medical team. Offered online and on campus. 

    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.

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    If you've experienced a need for specialized training in this area, this certificate will provide the knowledge and expertise to best assist students with a TBI. Offered online.

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