2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Initial Licensure: 5-12 Social Studies


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Teacher Licensure and Pathway to the Master of Arts in Teaching


All teaching candidates are advised that completion of the licensure program within a four-year time frame requires careful planning. Interested students should seek early advising from the Teacher Education program faculty to plan their program.

Requirements for licensure include pedagogy and methodology coursework at the graduate level (GED 7000-level courses). Education students are eligible to apply these credits toward Hamline’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. This program allows for a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate study. Students may complete their undergraduate degree requirements and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree before completing licensure requirements, then finish licensure work through the MAT program. Once all licensure requirements (including student teaching) have been completed, students are eligible to earn their Master’s degree by completing the 8-credit capstone sequence.

To pursue a licensure program, and to be eligible for the Pathway to MAT, students must be admitted to Teacher Education. Please see the School of Education  section for more information.   

Grade Policy

The cumulative GPA for all education coursework (EDU and GED) must be 3.0 or above. The cumulative GPA for content area coursework (life science, math, Spanish, etc.) must be 3.0 or above. Grades in GED courses must be B- or better to count toward the licensure program. Exceptions to the grading policy will be considered on a case by case basis. 


 

Initial Licensure Requirements

State Testing Requirements


  • MTLE: NES Essential Academic Skills Test (see your advisor for equivalents)
  • MTLE: Secondary Pedagogy 5-12 (sub test 1 and sub test 2)
  • MTLE: Social Studies 5-12 (sub test 1 and sub test 2)

Content Requirements - Social Studies


Students should complete a Social Studies major. Specific content course requirements are listed below.

Concentration Courses


Six courses in one concentration area from one of the subject areas listed above. At least one of the six courses must be at the 5000 level and at least one must be at the 3000 level. This concentration must also include the methodology course in the discipline from among the options below.

Note: Courses listed above are counted toward the concentration area.

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