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Changing students’ lives through service and leadership

Bethel offers several undergraduate and graduate school education programs that will give you the experience, skills, and knowledge you need to effectively educate youth or become a leader in K-12 and higher education administration. Our distinguished faculty will prepare you for success, whether you’re earning your initial teaching license, supplementing your license with any of our other master’s education programs, or pursuing a doctorate in education leadership.

For the busy adult, we offer multiple delivery options for our programs. You can complete your program onsite in St. Paul or online. Whichever option you choose, you’ll become part of a Christian community where you’ll receive valuable networking opportunities from your peers and learn to apply with excellence your new degree, certificate, or license to your career.

Check out our programs below.

Bachelor's Degrees

Education (B.A)

We also offer traditional daytime education degree programs for undergraduates. You'll learn how to effectively use the most up-to-date technology in the classroom, participate in opportunities to gain classroom experience in urban, overseas, and other settings, and gain the knowledge and skills you need to be a leader in the classroom.

Special Education (B.A.)

The Adult Undergrad B.A. in Special Education will help you become a skilled professional in a high-demand profession. You'll learn to customize programs to meet individual needs and serve students with compassion in a variety of roles. This program will build your knowledge base and refine your skills in assessing, supporting, and educating students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Master's Degrees

Education K-12 (M.A.)

Our M.A. in Education K-12 program will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a confident teacher prepared to serve students, families, and communities in a complex and changing educational environment. The program is designed for teachers already working in K-12 classrooms who want to take the next step.

Special Education (M.A.)

Our program will build your knowledge base and refine your skills to assess and educate students with mild to moderate and moderate to severe disabilities in several areas. You’ll develop into a confident, compassionate, successful teacher, serving kids, families, and communities.

If you're not already a licensed teacher, you will have to complete the Standards of Effective Practice concentration, which meets the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice, a requirement for every Tier 3 and Tier 4 K-12 licensed teacher in Minnesota.

Teaching (M.A.)

Our M.A. in Teaching qualifies aspiring teachers to enter the field of their calling. You’ll receive an initial teaching license and gain the skills and knowledge you need for a successful teaching career.

Doctoral Degrees

Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership (Ed.D.)

Today's colleges and universities need leaders who are confident, competent, and inspiring, yet humble enough to learn, change their minds, and seek better questions. The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership program will develop your capacity to manage the tactical day-to-day aspects of a college or university, as well as be a transformational leader committed to innovation and positive change.

Ed.D. in K-12 Administration (Ed.D.)

In our Ed.D. in K-12 Administration program, you’ll prepare for the wonderfully complex and challenging role of leadership in K-12 settings. Students can earn a principal, superintendent, and special education director license. Non-license-seeking students complete an individualized directed study.

Certificates

Certificate in Classroom Management

With a classroom management certificate, you’ll become skilled in using a range of practical skills to maintain a positive, safe learning environment for every student.

Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education

In our Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education program, you'll deepen your knowledge of the curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and implementation of IB programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Licensures

Academic Behavioral Strategist License

In our Academic Behavioral Strategist License program, you’ll be prepared to serve K-12 students in a variety of mild to moderate disability categories, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotional Behavioral Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Other Health Disabilities, and Developmental Cognitive Disabilities. You’ll be equipped to work in resource rooms and inclusive K-12 settings within public schools.

If you're not already a licensed teacher, you will have to complete the Standards of Effective Practice concentration, which meets the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice, a requirement for every Tier 3 and Tier 4 K-12 licensed teacher in Minnesota.

Autism Spectrum Disorders License

The Autism Spectrum Disorders License will prepare you to serve students in birth to age 21 settings who have been identified with autism spectrum disorders.

If you're not already a licensed teacher, you will have to complete the Standards of Effective Practice concentration, which meets the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice, a requirement for every Tier 3 and Tier 4 K-12 licensed teacher in Minnesota.

Developmental Disabilities License

With our Developmental Disabilities License, you’ll become adept at implementing and adapting evidence-based instruction methods that will meet the needs of your students with developmental cognitive disabilities and help them succeed.

If you're not already a licensed teacher, you will have to complete the Standards of Effective Practice concentration, which meets the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice, a requirement for every Tier 3 and Tier 4 K-12 licensed teacher in Minnesota.

Director of Special Education License

Our Director of Special Education License prepares you to best serve students and their families. You’ll be ready for leadership in an administrative role as you build skills in problem-solving, organizational management and communication, resource allocation, allocation, and policy.

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders License

Our Emotional and Behavioral Disorders License program prepares you to serve K-12 students who have been identified with mild to severe emotional and behavior disorders.

If you're not already a licensed teacher, you will have to complete the Standards of Effective Practice concentration, which meets the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice, a requirement for every Tier 3 and Tier 4 K-12 licensed teacher in Minnesota.

K-12 Principal License

In our K-12 Principal License program, you will be equipped, empowered, and inspired toward success in administrative leadership. The program is designed to provide you with the right blend of challenging work and personal support.

Superintendent License

Our Superintendent License will equip, empower, and inspire you toward success in administrative, district-level leadership. The program is designed to allow you to experience the right blend of challenging work and personal support.

Teacher Coordinator Work-based Learning License

Bethel’s Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning License program helps educators plan experiences that give their students the chance to learn in work settings outside of the classroom.

Teaching License

Bethel’s Teaching Licenses program offers you the opportunity to gain skills and methods that have the greatest impact on today’s students in a variety of elementary, middle, and high school environments in public and private schools. And we offer a variety of content areas to best serve your interests and career goals.

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