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Developing compassionate leaders in special education.

At Bethel, we recognize that teaching children with disabilities is a high calling. Our 20 faculty members are recognized researchers and practitioners in multiple specialties within the field of special education. Through stand-alone licensures, flexible bachelor's degree programs, masters-level work, and even Doctor of Education coursework specific to directing special education programs, there's a Bethel program to fit every stage of educational preparation. We believe in the value of every person, and our network of educators supports and encourages one another to help their students reach their full potential.

Our Programs

Special Education (B.A.)

The 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. While having a traditional undergraduate college experience, you'll build your knowledge base and refine your skills in assessing, supporting, and educating students with mild to moderate disabilities. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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