• Master of Arts in Teaching Program Details

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

    Foundational Coursework (20 credits)

    • Introduction to MAT (0 credits)
    • Schools & Society (4 credits)
    • Educational Psychology (4 credits)
    • Theory to Practice (4 credits)
    • Educational and Cultural Diversity (4 credits)
    • Exceptionality (2 credits)
    • English Learners in the Mainstream (2 credits)

    Note: Candidates may be able to transfer in up to 50% of their pedagogy courses. Approval required.

    Specialty Coursework

    Coursework for your area of specialty will vary according to licensure area.

    Culminating Coursework (required for all students)

    • Student Teaching Seminar and Practicum
    • Action Research Plan (2 courses, capstone; 12 credits)
      Or
      Focused Content Plan (3 courses; 12 credits)

    MAT Degree Completion Options

    Once you've completed student teaching and seminar, choose the option that best fits your needs for degree completion.

    PLAN A – FLEXIBLE PACING, PICK THE SCHEDULE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU.

    Build your understanding of educational policy and enhance your skills as an action researcher.

    Features: 12 credits, 3 four-credit courses, capstone project or thesis

    • GED 8025: Public Policy Design and Action
    • GED 8023: Capstone Practicum (4 credits)
    • GED 8490: Capstone Project or GED 8495: Capstone Thesis 
     

    PLAN B – COHORT MODEL, ONE-YEAR COMPLETION

    Enhance your understanding in one of three content areas through critical reflection. You choose from three content cohorts starting in spring or fall.

    Features: 12 credits, 3 four-credit courses, 3 consecutive terms

    • Literacy Cohort: Begins spring term (GED 8051, GED 8052, and GED 8053)
    • English as a Second Language Cohort: Begins fall term (GED 8041, GED 8042, and GED 8043)
    • Science & Inquiry Cohort: Begins fall term (GED 8061, GED 8062, and GED 8063)
     
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