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Craig Paulson

Job Titles

  • Program Director, Professor
    Ed.D., Graduate School

Started at Bethel



  • Muskingum College - B.A., 1970
  • University of Minnesota - M.A., 1978
  • University of Minnesota - Ed.S. , 1981
  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, 1983

Areas of expertise

Craig is a professor and program director of Bethel's Doctor of Education Leadership in K12 Administration program, K12 administrative licenses, Doctor of Education Leadership in Higher Education Program since 2006.


Craig has been the program director of Bethel's Doctor of Education and K12 administrator licenses program since 2006. He is the former principal of Cambridge-Isanti High School and Cambridge Middle School, which was named a National School of Excellence. Before his years in Cambridge, he taught economics and law at Coon Rapids High School. He was a US Navy office, worked for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith on Wall Street, New York, and Prudential Insurance Company home office in Newark, New Jersey.

Courses Taught

EDUC800 Historical, Cultural, and Philosophical Issues Impacting School Administration

EDUC840 Administrative Operations and Personnel Management

EDUC886 K-12 Principal Internship

EDUC887 Superintendent Internship

EDUC880 Comprehensive Examination

EDUC890 Dissertation Phase 1

EDUC891 Dissertation Phase 2

EDUC606 Teacher as Leader

EDUC750 Student Teaching Seminar