2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

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Designed to help educators meet the challenges of today’s schools and society, the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) program continues Hamline’s tradition of relevant curriculum, outstanding faculty, and collaborative learning. The curriculum is strongly inspired by the HSE conceptual framework: build learning communities, advocate for equity and social justice, construct knowledge, and practice reflection and inquiry. The curriculum builds on your knowledge and prior experience and links theory to practice. Instructional strategies promote reflection, engagement, and collaboration. At the heart of the curriculum is a set of guiding questions that stimulate thought-provoking discussion and professional growth. Elective credits are chosen based on personal and professional interests and needs. A Hamline certificate or license may be applied as electives.

The MAEd program is available in a fully online format or in a hybrid format that combines face-to-face courses with online learning. Online courses are facilitated by faculty during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Active engagement in online learning is expected beginning with the first week of class; weekly learning schedules are posted, and synchronous activities may be required.


MAEd Degree Requirements (34 credits and 3.0 GPA):

Electives (10 credits)

Elective credits may be earned through 6000, 7000, or 8000-level Hamline University graduate courses or through graduate course work at other accredited institutions. At least five of the ten elective credits must be completed through Hamline University. Graduate work (either through Hamline University or another accredited institution) completed before admission into the MAEd program may be used towards elective credits, provided the transfer criteria are met. Most elective choices are made to meet students’ personal curriculum and instructional needs. A Hamline certificate or licensure program may be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

Note: Co-sponsored courses offered through HSE’s Continuing Studies department may be applied to degree program requirements up to 25% of the total credits.

Capstone (4 credits)

Choose one of the following capstone options.

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