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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.

Take a look at the current course offerings below. Once you are ready, you can register online.

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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.

Administration of Essential Educational Programs — EDUC830

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8/17/20 - 10/11/20
Anderson Center - online course

Analysis of school policies and procedures to ensure that essential programs are in place. Awareness of how personal belief systems affect decision-making. Examination of school relationships, communication, culture and environment, teachers and student engagement, school supervision, safety, instructional supervision, and personalization.

Number of credits: 3

Characteristics of ASD — SPED601

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4/14/20 - 5/19/20
Main Campus - online course
9/29/20 - 11/3/20
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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4/14/20 - 5/19/20
Main Campus - online course
9/29/20 - 11/3/20
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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4/14/20 - 5/19/20
Main Campus - online course
9/29/20 - 11/3/20
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

Classroom Technology — EDUC668

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7/7/20 - 8/11/20
Anderson Center - online course
7/7/20 - 8/11/20
Anderson Center - online course
9/29/20 - 10/27/20
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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10/19/20 - 12/20/20
Main Campus - 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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10/19/20 - 12/20/20
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

Foundations in Education — EDUC621

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5/26/20 - 6/30/20
Anderson Center - online course
7/7/20 - 8/11/20
Anderson Center - online course
8/18/20 - 9/22/20
Anderson Center - online course
8/19/20 - 9/23/20
Wednesdays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - hybrid 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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4/14/20 - 5/19/20
Main Campus - online course
9/29/20 - 11/3/20
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. PQ: EDUC594, EDUC595, EDUC621, EDUC624, EDUC663, and EDUC668; or current Teaching license.

Number of credits: 3

General Teaching Methods for 5-12 Classrooms — EDUC630

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4/15/20 - 5/20/20
Wednesdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Saturdays from 8:30am - 2:30pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course
8/17/20 - 9/21/20
Mondays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Saturdays from 8:30am - 2:30pm
Anderson Center

Active-learning, activity-centered eperience. Application of various pedagogical theories and methods in teaching middle and high school students through the practice of planning, implementation, and assessment procedures.

Number of credits: 3

Global Operations Management — BUSN652

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4/14/20 - 5/19/20
Main Campus - online course

Focus is on a foundation of the globalization of a firm's operations including the production of goods and services, supply chain management, and global distribution. A review of political and societal issues associated with strategic global operations will be undertaken with particular focus on several global cultures. PQ: LEAD607. SP: Students cannot earn credit for both BUSN652 and BUSN660.

Number of credits: 3

Institutional Assessment in Higher Education — EDUC837

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8/17/20 - 10/11/20
Main Campus - online course

Understanding of the basic elements of assessment in Higher Education. Development of an effective assessment plan for a Higher Education academic or student life program. Creation of assessment reports that include actionable items for improvement based on data. Evaluation of program assessment reports. Synthesis of data from nationally normed assessment instruments. Engaging in ethical issues related to assessment in higher education.

Number of credits: 3

Introduction to Play Therapy — COUN700

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8/17/20 - 9/27/20
Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Exploration of the essential elements and principles of play therapy including history and ethics. Examination of play therapy theories and approaches. Application of techniques and skills to various challenges faced by children and adolescents.

Number of credits: 3

Introduction to Sandtray — COUN730

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9/28/20 - 11/8/20
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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5/27/20 - 7/1/20
Wednesdays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course
5/27/20 - 7/1/20
Wednesdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course
7/6/20 - 8/10/20
Mondays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course
9/29/20 - 11/3/20
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. CQ: EDUC595

Number of credits: 3

Leading in a Complex and Pluralistic Society — EDUC827

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7/13/20 - 8/9/20
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 School Administration — EDUC860

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8/17/20 - 10/11/20
Main Campus - online course

Examination of educational laws and policies, the process by which they are created, and their impact on schools. Analysis of leadership and communication around legal issues and policies, with emphasis on accuracy, clarity, and correct implementation. Evaluation of laws and policy, along with their application and outcomes, to recommend change.

Number of credits: 3

Managerial Economics — ECON635

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5/26/20 - 6/30/20
Main Campus - online course
7/7/20 - 8/11/20
Anderson Center - online course
8/18/20 - 9/22/20
Main Campus - online course
10/1/20 - 11/5/20
Thursdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center

Study of economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. Analysis of the economic forces that influence the business environment. Application of economic tools to illustrate how globalization influences performance, strategy, and policy within firms. Analysis of opportunities and risks in a global economic environment. PQ: LEAD607.

Number of credits: 3

Managerial Finance — BUSN625

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11/10/20 - 12/15/20
Anderson Center - online course
11/12/20 - 12/17/20
Thursdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center

Focus is on the financial management of business and includes international and ethical implications. Topics include financial analysis and decision making; financial markets; risk; valuation; long- and short-term financing and investing; and working capital management. Extensive use of cases and spreadsheets is required. PQ: LEAD607 or LEAD611, BUSN615.

Number of credits: 3

Marketing Management — BUSN645

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5/26/20 - 6/30/20
Main Campus - online course
7/9/20 - 8/13/20
Thursdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center
8/18/20 - 9/22/20
Tuesdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center
8/20/20 - 9/24/20
Anderson Center - online course

A demographic and psychographic review of current consumer trends. Review of broadly adopted marketing models. Analysis of marketing challenges in an environment of increasing information, Internet channels, and multiple buyer options. Discussion of various global and ethical issues facing marketers and marketing managers. PQ: LEAD607.

Number of credits: 3

Operations Management — BUSN660

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4/14/20 - 5/19/20
Main Campus - 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. SP: Students cannot earn credit for both BUSN652 and BUSN660.

Number of credits: 3

Operations and Personnel Administration — EDUC840

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10/19/20 - 12/20/20
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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11/10/20 - 12/15/20
Tuesdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center
11/10/20 - 12/15/20
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

Principles of Organizational Leadership — EDUC805

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8/17/20 - 10/11/20
Anderson Center - online course

Application of theory and practice of leadership to educational settings. Implementation of organizational leadership theories and change theory while incorporating a values-informed worldview. Synthesis of philosophical and values anchors, shared priorities and commitments, and vision through policy and program development.

Number of credits: 3

Reading Field Experience — SPED621

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5/25/20 - 8/16/20
Anderson Center
8/17/20 - 12/20/20
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. CQ: SPED620. GE: Graded on an S/U basis.

Number of credits: 1

Reading Foundations — SPED620

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4/13/20 - 5/18/20
Mondays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course
4/14/20 - 5/19/20
Anderson Center - online course
11/11/20 - 12/16/20
Wednesdays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - hybrid 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. CQ: SPED621.

Number of credits: 3

Special Education Policy, Law, and Finance — EDUC875

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9/28/20 - 11/8/20
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

Strategic Leadership in Higher Education — EDUC842

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8/17/20 - 10/11/20
Main Campus - online course

Comprehension of strategic and adaptive leadership practices and application to organizational challenges. Analysis of personal strategic leadership strengths and limitations. Identification of how leadership can improve diversity, inclusion, and equity in institutional settings. Analysis of behaviors and traits for strategic innovation. Identification of how faith/values impact leadership philosophy.

Number of credits: 3

Teaching Content Area Literacy — EDUC665

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7/8/20 - 8/12/20
Wednesdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Saturdays from 9am - 4pm
Anderson Center
9/28/20 - 11/2/20
Mondays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Saturdays from 9am - 4pm
Anderson Center

Emphasis is on the synthesis of multiple forms of literacy within the content area: reading, writing, media, and critical literacy. Students will weave multiple facets of literacy into their content area, with the greatest emphasis on content area reading.

Number of credits: 3

Topics in Education — EDUC763

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7/7/20 - 8/11/20
Anderson Center - online course

None

Number of credits: 1

Topics in Education — EDUC863

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7/7/20 - 8/11/20
Anderson Center - online course

None

Number of credits: 1

Understanding Diversity and Student Needs — EDUC663

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4/14/20 - 5/19/20
Tuesdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center - online course
5/27/20 - 7/1/20
Wednesdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course
7/7/20 - 8/11/20
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

Worldview, Ethics and Leadership — LEAD621

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8/18/20 - 9/22/20
Tuesdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center
8/18/20 - 9/22/20
Anderson Center - online course

Coherent and relevant examination of ethical theories and arguments in light of Christian worldview. Exploration of the relationship between spirituality, worldview, and ethical issues in organizations. Evaluation of ethical policies and procedures for organizations. Design ethical resolutions for issues, dilemmas, and behaviors faced in organizations. Effective communication of ethical positions. PQ: LEAD607 or LEAD611.

Number of credits: 3

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