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Maybe you need a course to qualify for a degree program? Or maybe you're wanting to add some skills. Either way, Bethel offers many courses that are a great option to meet your need.

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Additional Information

  • All course offerings are subject to change and courses may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Financial aid is available to students who are part of a degree program.
  • Transcripts are required for graduate-level courses.

Budgeting and Fiscal Management in Higher Education — EDUC867

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3/7/22 - 5/1/22
Anderson Center - online course

Students learn about the economic engines of higher education, budgeting concepts, factors that drive revenue and expenses in higher education, and practices that ensure accountability, accuracy, and transparency. Students also gain skills in budgeting processes and advocacy, and calculating costs of academic programs.

Number of credits: 3

Characteristics of ASD — SPED601

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9/28/21 - 11/2/21
Anderson Center - online course
4/12/22 - 5/17/22
Anderson Center - online course

Identification of theories, research, legal requirements and medical perspectives related to serving ASD students. Synthesis of information associated with ASD. Examination of early indicators of ASD. Identification of associated factors and their relationship to ASD behavior. Presentation of the impact of factors on ASD students. Evaluation of professional ASD-related resources.

Number of credits: 3

Characteristics of Mild-Moderate Disabilities — SPED600

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9/28/21 - 11/2/21
Anderson Center - online course
4/12/22 - 5/17/22
Anderson Center - online course

Exploration of the five disability categories represented under Academic Behavioral Strategist (ABS). Identification of strategies that support stakeholders of children with mild-moderate needs. Explanation of topics that form the basis for special education practice for students with mild-moderate disabilities. Identification of the impact culture and linguistics has on special education.

Number of credits: 3

Child & Adolescent Psychopathology — SPED604

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9/28/21 - 11/2/21
Anderson Center - online course
4/12/22 - 5/17/22
Anderson Center - online course

Explanation of etiology, characteristics, and classifications of behavioral disorders. Description of foundation and conceptual models related to emotional/behavioral disorders. Identification of current educational definitions, identification criteria, and labeling issues. Analysis of behavioral manifestations and the relationship between emotional/behavioral disorders. Determination of consultation with other professionals.

Number of credits: 3

Child and Family Play Therapy Assessment — COUN705

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1/3/22 - 2/13/22
Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Exploration of normative child development cycle and the development of play. Application of various assessment techniques to clinical work with children, adolescents, and families. Analysis of play based assessment themes and metaphors. Exploration of ethical, spiritual, and cultural considerations when using play based assessments. Demonstration of the intake process from beginning to end including Diagnostic Interviewing, Developmental Assessment, Individual and Family Assessment, and Treatment Planning. SP: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

Number of credits: 2

Classroom Technology — EDUC668

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2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Anderson Center - online course
7/5/22 - 8/9/22
Anderson Center - online course

Description of foundations of technology integration practices. Development of a personal technology integration philosophy. Creation of instructional materials to develop understanding of digital citizenship. Evaluation of technology integration resources. Identification of appropriate technology tools for meeting objectives. Application of best practices in technology integration. Analysis of tools for collecting data.

Number of credits: 1

Curriculum Design and Instructional Management in Higher Education — EDUC812

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10/18/21 - 12/19/21
Anderson Center - online course

Fundamentals of curriculum design, effective curriculum planning and implementation are analyzed along with trends, issues, forces, and ideas affecting curriculum in higher education. Cognitive and behavioral issues and theories of learning are synthesized as they impact student development theory and personal and professional formation. Various models for working with academic departments are analyzed. Effective techniques for working with culturally and academically diverse student populations are examined and practiced.

Number of credits: 3

Curriculum and Instructional Management and Student Development — EDUC810

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10/18/21 - 12/19/21
Anderson Center - online course

Application of issues and trends in curriculum and instruction. Development of an effective curricular and instructional plan for your organization. Analysis of district-wide literacy initiatives and the leading of school-wide literacy efforts. Understanding of the importance of professional development in the areas of curriculum and instruction. Identification of research and best practices on integrating curriculum, technology, and relevant resources. Development of knowledge and skills needed to be an effective curriculum and instructional leader.

Number of credits: 3

Equity in Diverse School Contexts — EDUC669

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1/4/22 - 2/8/22
Tuesdays from 6 - 8pm
Anderson Center - online course
2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Tuesdays from 6 - 8pm
Anderson Center - online course

Identification of various groups in American communities and how to foster communication. Analysis of Minnesota-based American Indian tribes. Evaluation of the effects that racial, cultural, and economic factors have in the classroom. Exploration of practical classroom strategies for addressing diversity and inclusion challenges such as bias, discrimination, prejudices, racism, religion, gender, and sexism. Designing and differentiating a culturally-responsive curriculum for a variety of students. Differentiation of curriculum and teaching for gifted and talented students.

Number of credits: 3

Filial Play Therapy — COUN720

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9/27/21 - 11/7/21
Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Identification of the basic tenets of Child Centered Play Therapy and Filial Play Therapy. Articulation of the roles of therapist and parent in Filial therapy. Application of techniques and strategies of Filial Therapy into therapeutic work. Demonstration of ethical, cultural, religious, and spiritual considerations when conducting Filial Therapy. SP: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

Number of credits: 1

Foundational Play Therapy and Techniques — COUN710

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2/21/22 - 4/3/22
Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Demonstration of knowledge of foundational play therapy theories and techniques. Articulation of rationale for using foundational theories. Analysis of themes present from the application of foundational theories and techniques. Explorations of ethical, spiritual, and cultural considerations when implementing foundational theories and techniques with a child and family. Application of foundational play therapy theories and techniques. Identification of personal cultural and spiritual bias considerations when working with diverse and underserved populations. SP: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

Number of credits: 2

Foundations in Education — EDUC621

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5/24/22 - 6/28/22
Anderson Center - online course

Introduction to the teaching profession and focus on influences shaping education. History, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current education issues. Student mental health and impact of chemicals in student lives, families, and schools. Personal growth planning and the connection between professional responsibilities and personal faith and values.

Number of credits: 3

Foundations in Education — EDUC627

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5/24/22 - 6/28/22
Anderson Center - online course

Introduction to the teaching profession and focus on influences shaping education. History, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current education issues. Student mental health and impact of chemicals in student lives, families, and schools. Personal growth planning and the connection between professional responsibilities and personal faith and values.

Number of credits: 3

Foundations of Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities — SPED607

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9/28/21 - 11/2/21
Anderson Center - online course
4/12/22 - 5/17/22
Anderson Center - online course

Examination of the historical, legal and philosophical foundations of educating students with developmental cognitive disabilities. Survey of etiology and characteristics of students, definitions and identification, assessment, and current issues related to disabilities. Integration of personal faith, reflection, vision, and professional development practices to improve service to students and families.

Number of credits: 3

General Methods of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment — EDUC641

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4/12/22 - 5/17/22
Saturdays from 9am - 4pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course

Creation of standards-based, short and long-range plans that are linked to student needs and performance, connected to other disciplines, and include technology resources to support learning. Integration of evidence-based instructional strategies that meet learner needs. Development of assessments and evaluations using appropriate data practices. Examination of Christian perspectives and personal values within the professional practice of teaching.

Number of credits: 4

Global Finance — BUSN628

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2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Anderson Center - online course

Exploration of complexities resulting from the interconnected nature of the global economy. Examination of challenges faced by organizations as they consider conducting business globally during the next decade. Integration of personal faith and ethical thinking with global financial strategies. PQ: LEAD607 or LEAD611.

Number of credits: 3

Introduction to Sandtray — COUN730

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9/27/21 - 11/7/21
Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Exploration of the philosophy and principles of Sandtray. Examination of Sandtray strategies and approaches in therapeutic work. Application of Sandtray into therapeutic work with children, adolescents, and families. SP: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

Number of credits: 1

Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning — EDUC624

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9/28/21 - 11/2/21
Anderson Center - online course
1/4/22 - 2/8/22
Anderson Center - online course
5/24/22 - 6/28/22
Anderson Center - online course

Identification of different approaches to K-12 students’ development, learning, performance, and critical elements needed to structure an effective learning environment. Synthesis of early assessment theory and current issues. Analysis of theories that influence learning and behavior related to the learning environment. Integration of Christian or personal faith perspective of learning.

Number of credits: 3

Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management — LEAD651

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2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Anderson Center - online course
2/24/22 - 3/31/22
Thursdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center
7/5/22 - 8/9/22
Anderson Center - online course

Creation of a personal leadership philosophy grounded in understanding of the importance of developing others. Recognition of one’s ability to both coach and to be coached. Understanding of foundational leadership processes, practices and strategies in effective talent management. Demonstration and recognition of the importance of culture, nondiscriminatory inclusion, and personal faith while providing recommendations to increase effectiveness. PQ: LEAD607 or LEAD611.

Number of credits: 3

Leadership Theory & Personal Agency — LEAD611

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9/28/21 - 11/2/21
Anderson Center - online course
9/28/21 - 11/2/21
Anderson Center - online course
2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Anderson Center - online course
2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Tuesdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center

Analysis of leadership theory and research as it applies to individuals and organizations. Evaluation of personal leadership capacities and identification of specific areas of growth in capacity and resilience. Analysis of the relationship between personal faith and leadership service

Number of credits: 3

Leading in a Complex and Pluralistic Society — EDUC827

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7/11/22 - 8/7/22
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Exploration of the dynamics of engaging differences, including cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, ability, and age differences. Focus on providing effective leadership in pluralistic systems, including creating a hospitable organizational environment and maintaining relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders.Analysis of one's assumptions, beliefs, behaviors, and capacities with regard to differences.

Number of credits: 3

Legal Issues in Higher Education — EDUC862

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1/3/22 - 2/27/22
Anderson Center - online course

Students focus on the legal foundation, framework, and issues relevant to higher education institutions. Students critique and interpret the legal and regulatory basis for relationships among educational institutions and external stakeholders. Students analyze the processes of dealing with the legal issues and risks faced by academic institutions and leaders.

Number of credits: 3

Managerial Economics — ECON635

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5/24/22 - 6/28/22
Anderson Center - online course

Application of economic analysis in formulating managerial decisions, drawing upon concepts of demand, production, costs, pricing strategies, profit and competition. Analysis of the broad macroeconomic forces that influence the business environment. Analysis of opportunities and risks in a global economic environment.

Number of credits: 3

Managerial Finance — BUSN625

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11/9/21 - 12/14/21
Anderson Center - online course
11/9/21 - 12/14/21
Anderson Center - online course

Exploration of the managerial finance discipline in business and including international and ethical implications. Topics covered include but are not limited to financial statement analysis, valuation and capital budgeting, risk and return analysis, capital structure and dividend policy, short-term and long-term financing alternatives, and international finance. Extensive utilization of spreadsheets and decision-making in solving problems and cases will be required. PQ: LEAD607 or LEAD611, BUSN615.

Number of credits: 3

Marketing Management — BUSN645

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5/24/22 - 6/28/22
Anderson Center - online course

Evaluation of market research and effectiveness of various marketing strategies. Analysis of emerging trends that influence marketing strategy decisions. Integration of the impact of globalization on international marketing practices. Distinguish between ethical and unethical marketing practices. Application of marketing concepts in light of a personal faith and the Christian worldview.

Number of credits: 3

Measurement and Assessment — EDUC835

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3/7/22 - 5/1/22
Anderson Center - online course

Engagement in contextual learning experiences that apply principles and practices involved in educational institution’s assessment processes including their uses, misuses, and limitations. Exploration of concepts and skills involved in employing descriptive statistics. Investigation and discussion of ethical issues in assessment, factors that influence test performance, and issues found in current scholarly research.

Number of credits: 3

Meeting the Needs of All Stakeholders — EDUC819

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1/3/22 - 2/27/22
Anderson Center - online course

Exploration of the role of educational leaders in developing and growing relationships with students, families, and community members to meet the needs of all stakeholders. Examination of the changing needs of school communities as sociocultural environments. Embedding of relevant resources that support social and emotional learning, culturally and linguistically diverse learners (English learners), mental health, and trauma. Addressing individual and institutional biases and fostering educational equity through the lens of culturally responsive leadership.

Number of credits: 3

Operations Management — BUSN660

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2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Anderson Center - online course

Exploration of operational management, legal, and regulatory issues throughout lifecycles of organizations considering faith, ethics, and Christian worldview. Evaluation of organizational efficiency using quality models such as Six Sigma and Lean. Designing of plans for organizational success (project management steps, outcomes, technology, production, and outsourcing). Distinction between operational management process and function. PQ: LEAD607 or LEAD611. SP: Students cannot earn credit for both BUSN652 and BUSN660.

Number of credits: 3

Operations and Personnel Administration — EDUC840

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10/18/21 - 12/19/21
Anderson Center - online course

Application of personal and organizational management skills. Synthesis of school/district mission and vision in systemic planning. Development of communication to foster public relations and address organizational politics. Synthesis of the relationship between leadership and conflict management. Analysis of the factors of school cultures. Integration of faith/worldview and core values with leadership strategies.

Number of credits: 3

Organizational Diagnostics and Health — LEAD641

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11/9/21 - 12/14/21
Tuesdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center
11/9/21 - 12/14/21
Anderson Center - online course
11/9/21 - 12/14/21
Anderson Center - online course
4/12/22 - 5/17/22
Tuesdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center
4/12/22 - 5/17/22
Anderson Center - online course

Examination of organizational health and the key systems necessary to build and sustain it. Assessment of one’s leadership characteristics and personal approach to organizational health and change. Use of research, theory, and faith and their roles in organizational effectiveness. PQ: LEAD607 or LEAD611.

Number of credits: 3

Organizational Leadership in Higher Education — EDUC807

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3/7/22 - 5/1/22
Anderson Center - online course

Analysis of theories related to higher education leadership, organization, and culture, and associated application to decision making, organizational change and conflict management. Connection of organizational theories and cultural concepts with effective approaches to leadership that includes integration of faith and values into developing personal leadership capabilities.

Number of credits: 3

Primary Care for Advanced Practice Nurses — NURS622

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9/27/21 - 12/19/21
Anderson Center - online course

Presentation of the concepts of person-centered primary care from adolescence through the lifespan. Use of evidence-based resources to detect and prevent common health problems, and to compare management options from a holistic perspective within the context of family and community. Incorporation of inclusiveness and respect of diverse backgrounds, identities, and patient’s personal belief systems.

Number of credits: 3

Psychology of Student Learning — EDUC634

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2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Anderson Center - online course
7/5/22 - 8/9/22
Anderson Center - online course

Application of educational principles relevant to the physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development of preadolescents and adolescents. Identification of different approaches to K-12 students’ development, learning, performance, and critical elements needed to structure an effective learning environment. Synthesis of early assessment theory and current issues. Analysis of theories and principles that influence and motivate learning, development, and behavior related to the learning environment.

Number of credits: 3

Reading Field Experience — SPED621

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1/3/22 - 5/22/22
Anderson Center
5/23/22 - 8/14/22
Anderson Center

Supervised reading instruction in a K-12 setting. Assessment and analysis of reading ability. Creation of lessons and application of reading instruction skills/strategies. Designing of an environment that fosters reading. Identification of how personal faith connects with the professional responsibilities of a teacher. 30 hours over 12 weeks. PQ: SPED620

Number of credits: 1

Reading Foundations — SPED620

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11/9/21 - 12/14/21
Anderson Center - online course
4/12/22 - 5/17/22
Anderson Center - online course
7/5/22 - 8/9/22
Anderson Center - online course

Identification of relationships among reading, writing, and oral language, comprehension processes, and instructional strategies. Description of the structure of the English language and word identification strategies, and the role of vocabulary knowledge in language. Analysis of different texts for K-12 classrooms. Assessment strategies for reading and writing needs. Recognition of characteristics and instructional strategies for the specific learning disability: dyslexia.

Number of credits: 3

Resource Management in K-12 Education — EDUC865

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3/7/22 - 5/1/22
Anderson Center - online course

Examination of constitutional authority for using public funds to support public schools and the tax structure used to generate revenue for schools. Evaluation of the budget process and publications implemented against recognized best practices. Application of emerging practices and essential facets of human resource management. Analysis of the resource allocation pattern of a school aimed toward improved student learning. Exploration of the relationship between personal values/ethical guidelines and resource management practices in schools.

Number of credits: 3

Special Education Organization Management — EDUC876

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2/21/22 - 4/3/22
Anderson Center - online course

Application of state and federal laws, rules, and procedures relative to School Districts affecting board meetings, policies, communications, procedures, and practices that affect special education governance. Understanding of special education administrative structures used in Minnesota. Understanding of special education program development including needs assessment, design, implementation and evaluation.

Number of credits: 2

Special Education Policy, Law, and Finance — EDUC875

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9/27/21 - 11/7/21
Anderson Center - online course

Application of state and federal laws, rules, and procedures governing special education to funding structures. Application of state and federal regulations governing the provision of special education services. Understanding of special education program development including needs assessment, design, implementation and evaluation. Understanding of the resources available, along with agencies and organizations that serve students with a disability and their families.

Number of credits: 2

Teacher as Leader — TEAC606

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7/5/22 - 8/9/22
Anderson Center - online course

Analysis of the critical impact of the teacher in the educational process. Examination of a variety of information and formal ways in which teachers are leaders. Provision of a framework for thoughtful interaction with the changing image of teachers and the challenges of teacher leadership. Development of reflective practice and goals for leadership and professional growth are addressed.

Number of credits: 3

Teaching Content Area Literacy — EDUC665

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2/22/22 - 3/29/22
Saturdays from 9am - 4pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course
7/5/22 - 8/9/22
Saturdays from 9am - 4pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course

Analysis of knowledge of research-based skills and assessment strategies, reading processes, and instructional practices in the content area. Integration of various instructional strategies to support readers of various proficiency levels, linguistic backgrounds, and specific learning needs in K-12 settings. Implementation of reading research by determining strategies for developing and implementing academic language, vocabulary, fluency, orthographic knowledge, morphological relationships within words, and comprehension. Application of strategies for enhancing K-12 students’ visual, critical, vocabulary, and writing literacy.

Number of credits: 3

Topics in Teaching: LETRS Training I — TEAC765

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8/16/21 - 12/19/21
Anderson Center - online course

Selected topics in teaching.

Number of credits: 2

Trauma and Play Therapy — COUN725

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11/8/21 - 12/19/21
Fridays from 8:30am - 4pm
Anderson Center

Exploration of trauma and its impact on the body and emotions. Examination of assessment of trauma in the play therapy room. Application of techniques and strategies to support clients who have experience trauma. SP: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

Number of credits: 1

Understanding Diversity and Student Needs — EDUC663

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1/4/22 - 2/8/22
Anderson Center - online course
7/5/22 - 8/9/22
Anderson Center - online course

Identification of various groups in American communities and how to foster communication. Analysis of Minnesota-based American Indian tribes. Description of biases, discrimination, prejudices, racism, and sexism in the classroom and the influence personal identity has on student learning. Evaluation of the effects that various diversity factors have in the classroom.

Number of credits: 2