School of Education and Leadership
The region's leader in teacher preparation
Become a teacher who shapes the world. At Hamline, you'll grow from an educator into a practitioner, researcher, and leader-advocate. We guide you on your professional journey, whether you’re earning a first or additional teaching license, a certificate, a master’s, or a doctorate.
Our innovative curriculum prepares you to engage learners in different contexts and communities with a rich understanding of the various systems that affect your practice. You'll graduate primed to shape a more equitable, sustainable world from your first day with your students.
When you enroll in the School of Education and Leadership, not only do you join a network of thousands of education practitioners in K-12 schools, higher education, and other educational organizations in the region, but you also join a school known for its excellence in teacher preparation and continuing education. That reputation is born out in our graduates, who, each year, line the list of Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalists and are consistently named Minnesota's top educator. Awardees include:
- 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Amy Hewett-Olatunde MAEd '02, EdD '15
- 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Abdul Wright MAEd '16
- 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Jessica Davis MAT '09
- 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Michael Houston MAEd '11
Gaduate program offerings
From an EdD, Educational Specialist, Administrative Licensure, or master’s degrees in education, environmental education, literacy education, and TESOL, Hamline has the right program for you.
Teaching license programs
Whether you're interested in becoming a teacher or are already a teacher looking to add areas of expertise, Hamline’s initial licensure and diverse additional licensure programs are ready for your needs.
Undergraduate program offerings
Education major and co-major
With an education major or co-major, you'll get prepared for your first teaching license in areas such as elementary education and special education.
STEM Education major
A STEM Education major prepares you to teach in the many areas of STEM in middle and high schools, including biology, chemistry, general science, life science, mathematics, and physics.
Build an interdisciplinary toolkit with select education courses to enhance your talents in another field.
Centers and partnerships
The Heim School of Education and Leadership not only provides a wide array of undergraduate and graduate program offerings. It is a leader in the field of education with partnerships, collaborations, and academic centers at the forefront of innovation in education.
Our partners include:
Historic collaboration with Hamline Elementary
Hamline University and Hamline Elementary School have been working together for more than 100 years to change education and lives. In 1991, the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration formalized its work and became the first university-elementary partnership of its kind.
Hamline University students actively participate in academic, athletic, and relational learning experiences in a public elementary school environment. This one-of-a-kind experience creates meaningful opportunities for learning, reflection, and growth for everyone involved. Our collaborative lab school partnership centers on six primary programs:
- Academic tutoring
- Academic and athletic pairings
- Hand in Hand mentorship program
- Snelling Connection writing and communications program
- Guided practicum teaching clinicals
Adult Basic Education Teaching and Learning Advancement System
The Adult Basic Education Teaching and Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) provides resources and professional development to advance adult education throughout Minnesota.
Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching
The Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching (CEUT) was created to train and support teachers in applying proven culturally relevant pedagogical practices in urban and urban-like schools to promote increased educational success for all youth in Minnesota.
Center for Global Environmental Education
The Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) fosters environmental literacy and stewardship in citizens of all ages and is a resource for inspired learning and educational tools and technology.
School of Education and Leadership in the news
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