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    Hamline University
   
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Para Pathway Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Education


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Hamline’s Para Pathway program was created for those working in K-12 settings as paraprofessionals or in other educational support roles. The program allows you to complete your undergraduate degree along with the coursework required for teacher licensure in elementary, English as a second language, or special education. 

Program Highlights

  • Complete your undergraduate degree and licensure completely online* (or choose in-person options if that is more your style)
  • Use your current working context in a K-12 school to complete many or even all of your field experience and student teaching hours
  • Only pay for what you use! No hidden fees for things you won’t use as an online student (like the student workout center or student organizations)
  • Jump right into your education classes – no need to wait until your general courses are completed, we can get you into your major classes right away and help you complete your general courses as you go.
  • Flexibility for your needs – sometimes life happens and you need to step away for a semester or so. That’s okay– we make it easy to pause and come back so that you can work on school when that works for you.

*You must start in the fall to be guaranteed a completely online schedule.

Degree Requirements

Para Pathway students complete Hamline’s core degree requirements, known as the Hamline Plan, along with the education major and their choice of concentration - elementary, English as a second language, or special education. 

A Hamline Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 128 semester credits and a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. All students are required to complete at least 56 credits at Hamline. Each major has a set of required courses that must be satisfied either by taking courses through Hamline or transferring in qualifying courses, and at least 16 credits in the major must be taken at Hamline.

Programs

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