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…
- Implement effective lesson plans in K-12 classrooms,
- Meet individual student learning needs by applying appropriate learning theories,
- Critique the effects of their professional decisions on the teaching/learning context,
- Foster relationships with appropriate communitiey members to support/supplement students’ in-school experiences, and
- Communicate effectively in writing.
Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education Program
A student must satisfy the following criteria to be admitted to the Undergraduate Teacher Education program:
- Satisfactory completion of EDU 1150: Schools and Society and LAB and EDU 1250: Educational Psychology with an average grade point of 2.50 or above,
- Cumulative GPA of 2.50 at time of application to the Undergraduate Teacher Education (UTE) Program,
- Completion of the state’s MTLE basic skills exams, and
- Approval of the undergraduate teacher education faculty.
A student whose application for admission is denied may either reapply when all criteria are satisfactorily met or petition the faculty of the Undergraduate Teacher Education program to reconsider the decision. If admission is again denied, the student has the right to appeal to the School of Education’s Student Progress and Grievance Committee.
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 UTE and the School of Education Placement Office. 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:
- Admission to teacher education,
- Senior standing at the time of student teaching,
- Recommendation from the faculty of the student’s major department,
- Recommendation from the teacher education faculty,
- Completion of content-major coursework (CLA/HSB),
- Completion of licensure coursework (HSE),
- Primary major GPA and licensure course GPA of 3.0 or above,
- Coursework for licensure must have a grade of a C- or higher,
- Demonstrate readiness to student teach by meeting all SEPBTs (MN Standards of Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers),
- If world language license is sought, a minimum score of Advance Low on ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).
A student whose application for student teaching is denied may either reapply when all criteria are satisfactorily met or petition the faculty of the Undergraduate Teacher Education program to reconsider the decision. If admission is again denied, the student has the right to appeal to the School of Education’s Student Progress and Grievance Committee.
No education course in which the grade received is less than C- may be used to meet any licensure requirement. Student teaching courses, other than EDU 5900 (student teaching seminar), are graded pass (P), pass and not recommended for licensure (PNR), or no credit (N).