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  • You want to teach for a changing world.

    If you want to teach students to be change agents who impact the world, Hamline is for you. With Hamline’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Initial License program, you will enter a profession that makes classrooms, schools, and communities sustainable, innovative, and resilient.

    Why pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching at Hamline?

    • Collaborate with peers, teacher-mentors, and community partners to create innovative classrooms, equitable schools, and sustainable communities.

    • Learn how to create empowering learning environments by focusing on literacy, equity, and cultural and linguistic diversity. Attend an info session to learn more about specific license areas.

    • With your Master of Arts in Teaching, you’ll be prepared for your first day of teaching: equipped with professional knowledge, tools of practice, and a rich understanding of systems that affect the education community.

    99.5% of graduates employed within one year

  • Master of Arts in Teaching Overview

    Balance work and school

    On campus with weekly evening courses and daytime field experiences.

    Start sooner

    Flexible start times—choose fall (September), winter/spring (February), or summer (June) term to begin.

    Finish faster

    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.

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    Get your transcripts evaluated and be connected with our program advisors, who can help you determine what courses you need and how long it will take to complete.

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    Request more information about the MAT program today and talk with an admission counselor about how the Hamline MAT will help you reach your teaching goals.

  • Licenses

    From elementary education to math—with 12 different initial license and endorsement areas, you’re bound to find the right fit for you. Explore the vast array of licenses available.

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  • Courses

    Courses such as Introduction to Advanced Teacher Training, Educational Psychology, and Education and Cultural Diversity prepare you to earn a Minnesota teacher's license. The Master of Arts in Teaching program has no prerequisites.

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  • Tuition

    Hamline’s program is a a cost-effective option for future educators seeking to earn their Minnesota teacher’s license. View current program tuition rates.

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  • Scholarships

    Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you are eligible for one of several scholarships or tuition discounts.

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  • Completion of a MN administrative license requires an educator license from the state of MN or another state. Coursework required for aMN  administrative license, by educators who are licensed as administrators in other states, is determined by a MN Board of School Administrator (BOSA) approved Administrative Licensure preparation program. Questions and details about this process can be found at the MN BOSA Website.