Erica Hering

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Erica is a former elementary school teacher who has served in higher education for 12 years. Erica has worked with the Doctoral and Licensing Program in Educational Leadership since 2006. She also received her doctoral degree through Bethel's program.

Started at Bethel



  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Science in Child Development, 2001
  • University of California, Santa Cruz - Master of Arts in Education, 2002
  • Bethel University - Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, 2012


I am a California native, former elementary teacher, who has spent the last 12 years in higher education mostly supporting the Doctoral and Licensing Program in Educational Leadership at Bethel University. I completed the Ed.D. degree at Bethel and have since been able to teach a couple of courses in the Doctoral and Licensing program and in the MA in Special Education program. I work parttime for Bethel while my fulltime job is being a wife and mother to our four children.

Courses Taught

EDUC800 Historical, Cultural, and Philosophical Issues Impacting School Administration

EDUC595 School-wide Systems Field Experience

EDUC395 School-wide Systems Field Experience

Certificates and Licenses

California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential with CLAD Certificate

Minnesota K-6 Elementary Teaching License

Minnesota K-12 Principal License

Hobbies and Interests





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