• Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Initial MN Teaching License

    You want a sense of purpose, a vocation.

    You want to inspire, ignite, and make an impact. You want to love your job and create change – the kind of change that being a caring adult in a child’s life can make in the world. You want to be a teacher.

    Hamline has been preparing teachers for more than 150 years with one of the most established and reputable teacher preparation programs in Minnesota. Join those who share your passion and get your teaching license in MN.

    With a Master of Arts in Teaching from Hamline, you will be part of an exceptional program that:

    • Meets the needs of working adults with evening courses, as well as daytime course offerings.
    • Is committed to social justice, equity, and access for teacher candidates and the students they will teach. 
    • Instills in its students the importance of reflective practice in teaching all learners.
    • Prepares graduates who consistently achieve a high job placement rate. 

    Program Overview

    Program Format

    • Classes are held on campus with weekly evening (and some Saturday) courses and daytime field experiences.
    • Flexible scheduling allows you to continue current employment as you transition toward leading tomorrow’s classrooms.

    Program Begins

    • Fall, spring, and summer terms

    Time to complete

    • Many students are able to finish their initial licensure in 18 months with a summer term start (June).
    • If you start in fall or spring terms, completion of coursework for the initial licensure can be done in approximately two years.

    Program Details


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    Students admitted to the MAT program may be eligible for the scholarship for aspiring teachers who are People of Color or American Indian.

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    About the MAT

    You want to be a teacher and Hamline’s MAT program is ready help prepare you to be one of the best.