• Education Co-Major

    HSE Conceptual Frame

    Faculty within the Hamline School of Education professional education programs are committed to developing teacher-leaders who: promote equity in schools and society, build communities of teachers and learners, construct knowledge, and practice thoughtful inquiry and reflection.

    Teacher Education Program Learning Outcomes 

    Graduates of HSE teacher education programs will be able to...

    1. Implement effective lesson plans in K-12 classrooms,
    2. Meet individual student learning needs by applying appropriate learning theories,
    3. Critique the effects of their professional decisions on the teaching/learning context,
    4. Foster relationships with appropriate community members to support/supplement students' in-school experiences, and
    5. Communicate effectively in writing.

    Pathway to the Master of Arts in Teaching

    Undergraduate education majors are eligible to apply their licensure credits toward Hamline's Master of Arts in Teaching program. This program allows for a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate study. For more details about the benefits of this program and the requirements for admission, please contact the School of Education at education@hamline.edu or the undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Kim Koeppen, kkoeppen@hamline.edu or 651-523-2241.

    Departmental Honors

    Departmental Honors Projects (DHPs) are a rigorous and fulfilling way of pursuing a long-term research project in your major. DHPs may emerge out of sophomore- and junior-year courses, study-abroad experiences, collaborative research projects, or students' intellectual passions. Students usually begin formal work on DHPs in the spring of junior year, and complete the DHP in the spring of the senior year. To learn more about DHPs in your department, consult your advisor and your department chair.

    Admission to Student Teaching

    Application for admission to student teaching must be made at the beginning of the term preceding student teaching. Students should complete the application process during a student teaching intake meeting as scheduled by the department and the School of Education's Office of Clinical Experience. Completing coursework does not guarantee licensure or program completion. Students must meet all of the outlined criteria specified in the bulletin and program handbook, as well as receive approval from the teacher education faculty, to progress into the student teaching semester.

    Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to student teach:

    1. Formal admission to the Teacher Education Department (you will receive a letter from the department chair or authorized designee),
    2. Senior standing at the time of student teaching,
    3. Recommendation from the faculty of the student's major department,
    4. Recommendation from the teacher education faculty,
    5. Completion of content-major coursework (CLA/HSB),
    6. Completion of licensure coursework (HSE),
    7. Primary major GPA and licensure coursework GPA are both at 3.0 or above,
    8. Coursework for licensure must have a grade of a B- or higher,
    9. Demonstrate readiness to student teach by meeting all SEPBTs (MN Standards of Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers),
    10. If world language license is sought, a minimum score of Advanced Low on ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) must be attained,
    11. Students who do not meet academic GPA or letter-grade standards may have options to request exceptions to academic policies, but must initiate conversations early with their faculty advisors to learn about deadlines and procedures for submitting academic petitions.

    A student whose application for student teaching is denied may either reapply when all criteria are satisfactorily met or petition the Office of Clinical Experience to reconsider the decision. 

    Grade Policies

    No education course in which the grade received is less than B- may be used to meet any licensure requirement, although some exceptions may be petitioned (contact your advisor for details). Student teaching courses and associated sections are graded pass (P), pass and not recommended for licensure (PNR), or no credit (N).


    Education Co-Major

    Students pursuing an Education Co-Major must complete a minimum of 36 credits in education coursework. This coursework includes EDU and GED courses in the elementary, 5-12, 9-12, or K-12 licensure sequences, internship, independent study, Departmental Honors, or other courses at Hamline or through ACTC as approved by Undergraduate Teacher Education Faculty.

    Licensure Requirements

    The following lists the general requirements for licensure in: I. Elementary Teaching K-6, II. Secondary Teaching 5-12 or 9-12, and III. K-12 Teaching.

    I. Elementary Teaching K-6 Licensure Requirements

    II. Secondary Teaching 5-12 or 9-12 Licensure Requirements

    Secondary teaching licenses are available in the following areas: Communication Arts and Literature (5-12), Mathematics (5-12), Social Studies (5-12), Chemistry (9-12), Life Science (9-12), and Physics (9-12). Required content courses for students majoring in these content areas are listed in those departments' pages of this Bulletin. In some disciplines the special methods course(s) are only offered either Fall or Spring term. Students are urged to consult with their education department advisor for details.

    Student Teaching (one of the following)

    Methods courses-Communication Arts and Literature 5-12

    Methods courses-Mathematics 5-12

    Methods courses-Social Studies 5-12

    Methods courses-Chemistry/Life Science/Physics 9-12

    III. K-12 Teaching Licensure Requirements

    K-12 teaching licenses are available in the following areas: Dance and Theatre Arts; English as a Second Language (ESL); World Languages and Cultures (German or Spanish). Required content courses for students majoring in these areas are listed in those departments' pages of this Bulletin. In some disciplines the special methods course(s) are only offered either Fall or Spring term. Students are urged to consult with their education department advisor for details.

    • (ESL candidates meet the literacy requirement through ESL course work)
    • (ESL candidates are exempt from this course requirement)

    Methods courses-Dance and Theatre Arts K-12

    Methods courses-English as a Second Language K-12

    Methods courses-World Languages and Cultures K-12

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