• Master of Arts in Teaching Admission Requirements

    Hamline’s Master of Arts in Teaching is a flexible degree that allows you to complete the coursework you need to apply for a Minnesota teaching license in your chosen area while grounding you in foundational and culminating coursework to best prepare you to be a master teacher.

    To apply for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching program, please submit the following: 

    • Online application (no fee for U.S. residents).
    • Official transcript of bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university. This should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. You do not have to provide transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.
      Provisional Admission: If you have a GPA of 2.5-2.9, you may be considered for provisional admission. Please provide a one-two page written reflection indicating your plans for meeting the Hamline GPA requirements if admitted to the program. Applicants who have successfully completed a master's degree (GPA >3.0) are exempt from the provisional review process.
    • A two-page essay outlining why you have decided to become a teacher.
    • A professional résumé detailing your experience (volunteer or paid) working with children.
    • Two letters of recommendation written by people, unrelated to you, familiar with your academic and/or professional history that detail your specific qualifications to become a teacher. Letters must be sent directly to Graduate Admission by the person writing the recommendations.

    Transfer of Credits

    Upon approval, a student may potentially transfer in 50% of their pedagogy courses. Visit Current Students for additional information on how to transfer credits after you enroll in the program.

    Apply Online

    Send remaining materials to:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, MA-A1710
    Saint Paul, MN 55104