• MAEd Program Details

    Courses and Degree Requirements

    Hamline’s Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) is a flexible degree program that allows you to complete coursework at your own pace and can be completed in as few as two years.

    Online and on campus

    Designed to meet your needs, Hamline's MAEd provides you with options to take courses online as well as on campus.

    Required courses (24 credits)

    • GED 8021 Designing Effective Learning Environments (2 credits)
    • GED 8200 Understanding Learning (2 credits)
    • GED 8210 Investigating Contemporary and Critical Issues in Education (2 credits)
    • GED 8022 Action Research: Practice and Application (2 credits)
    • GED 8024 Educating for Equity and Social Justice (4 credits)
    • GED 8220 Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy for Educators (4 credits)
    • GED 8400 Research Design (4 credits)
    • GED 8490 Capstone Project or GED 8495 Capstone Thesis (4 credits)

    Elective courses (10 credits)

    These credits can be obtained through:

    • Coursework in additional licensure areas such as Reading, ESL, or 12 other content areas.
    • Coursework and certificates in specialized areas such as:
      • Adult ESL
      • Adult Basic Education
      • Autism Spectrum Disorder
      • English Learners in the Mainstream
      • Environmental Education
      • Gifted Education
      • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
      • Urban Teaching

    Transfer of credits

    Up to five semester credits of graduate work (either through Hamline University or another accredited institution) completed before admission into the MAEd program may be used towards elective credits, provided the transfer criteria are met. A Hamline certificate or licensure program may also be used to fulfill all or most of the elective requirements.