• Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

    Earn a major in the liberal arts field of your choice and a co-major in education while preparing for teacher certification.

    A BA or BS in the liberal arts, combined with a co-major in education and a Minnesota teaching license, provides new teachers with a depth and breadth of content knowledge and a wide-range of pedagogical skills. As a result they are better equipped to create powerful teaching and learning experiences for their students. They also bring broader thinking skills, acquired through their liberal arts major, to conversations about the issues facing American public schools.

    Undergraduates take a core set of courses that address educational issues spanning the K–12 spectrum. Eventually students must decide whether they want to teach in an elementary (K–6), or secondary (5–12) classroom, as the remainder of their coursework prepares them to address the unique teaching and learning environment of their chosen grade levels. Students have early and numerous opportunities to work with K–12 students from diverse populations. Prior to student teaching, they will accumulate nearly 100 hours of classroom experiences. The intent of these experiences is to connect educational theory with classroom practice. Students may also complete their student-teaching requirement abroad through Hamline’s Overseas Student Teaching program.

    Students have opportunities to work on collaborative research projects and/or professional conference presentations with faculty members. Hamline also has a longstanding relationship with the Hamline Elementary School, located across the street. The Hamline to Hamline Collaboration provides a variety of programs for Hamline students to tutor and mentor the elementary school children.

    Learn more about the Education co-major or Education minor.

    If you are a paraprofessional or other educational support staff, learn more about our online bachelor's completion education major program.

    The Hamline Advantage

    • Hamline’s School of Education and Leadership is a well-known leader in the field, offering a comprehensive range of programs and resources
    • Students earn a liberal arts degree in the field of their choice in addition to a co-major in education with subsequent Minnesota teaching license, acquiring a depth and breadth of content knowledge and a wide-range of pedagogical skills
    • Students are immersed in K-12 classrooms throughout the program, accumulating nearly 100 hours of clinical experiences prior to student teaching
    • Education faculty advisors work one-on-one with students to help them monitor the requirements of the co-major and Minnesota teaching license
    • Opportunities to work with faculty members on collaborative research projects and/or professional conference presentations
    • Students may complete student teaching requirements abroad through the Hamline Overseas Student Teaching program

    Careers and Graduate Work

    The majority of Hamline education co-majors go on to teaching careers at various levels. However, students with a co-major in education are equipped to go on to a variety of careers, including:

    • Business administrator
    • Counselor
    • Dean
    • Institutional Research
    • Education consultant
    • Education research director
    • Vocational rehab specialist
    • Education and training specialist
    • Community/public health educator
    • Librarian
    • Museum education staff
    • Principal
    • School psychologist
    • Speech-language pathologist

     "Employment of school teachers is expected to grow by 12% between 2006 and 2016—about as fast as the average for all occupations. However, because of the size of the occupations in this group, this growth will create 479,000 additional teacher positions." U.S. Department of Labor Statistics

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Teacher Education.

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