William Derden

Job Titles


Adjunct Professor Specializing in Special Education Due Process and Law Graduate of Bethel Educational Doctorate Program.

Started at Bethel



  • Governors State University - B.A. in Criminal Justice, 2001
  • University of St. Thomas - M.A. in Special Education/Emotional Behavioral, 2004
  • University of St. Thomas - Ed.S. in K-12 Administration, 2007
  • Bethel University - Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership, 2019

Courses Taught

SPED 625, SPED 425, and SPED 605


Special Education Law Workshop- (MAAP Conference, 2014, Duluth, MN)

Social Skills and Classroom management consulting/training-(Rahn Elem, 2014, Burnsville, MN)

Certificates and Licenses


Special Education Director K-12

Principal K-12

Special Education - EBD K-12


Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Council for Exceptation Children

National Association of Secondary School Principals

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development


"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critical. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education." Dr. Martin L. King Jr.