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    MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING
  • 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/Initial License program, you will enter a profession that makes classrooms, schools, and communities sustainable, innovative, and resilient.

    Why 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.
    • Graduate prepared for the first day of class: equipped with professional knowledge, tools of practice, and a rich understanding of systems that affect the education community.
  • Program Overview

    Format On campus with weekly evening courses and daytime field experiences.
    Start Fall (September), winter/spring (February), and summer (June) terms
    Length 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.
    Advising Request more information today 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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