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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're 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.

Administrative Operations and Personnel Administration — EDUC840

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10/23/17 - 12/17/17
Main Campus - online course
10/23/17 - 12/17/17
Main Campus - online course

Major categories and practical actions required to lead the operations of a modern school or district by building on the philosophical and contextual ideas from earlier courses or learners' experiences. Development of skills of organizational supervision and management, delegation of authority and accountability, internal and external administrative communications, politics in education, and public and media relations.

Number of credits: 3

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Assessment — PSYC625

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2/27/18 - 5/22/18
Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center

Students are equipped to be informed communicators with mental health professionals with whom they collaborate. Emphasis on distinguishing among common psychological disorders falling in normal and clinical significant ranges, as well as on beginning experience in administering and interpreting behavioral, cognitive, and personality assessment instruments. FE: Assessment fee: $50.

Number of credits: 3

Classroom Technology — EDUC668

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1/9/18 - 2/6/18
Main Campus - online course
2/27/18 - 4/3/18
Anderson Center - online course
4/24/18 - 5/22/18
Main Campus - online course
5/29/18 - 6/26/18
Main Campus - online course
5/29/18 - 7/3/18
Main Campus - online course
7/17/18 - 8/14/18
Main Campus - 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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3/12/18 - 5/6/18
Main Campus - online course

Students analyze the fundamentals of effective curriculum design and implementation, as well as trends, issues, forces, and ideas affecting higher education. Theories of learning as they affect the performance of both undergraduate and graduate-level students are synthesized, and appropriate models for providing professional development for academic departments are investigated.

Number of credits: 3

Curriculum and Instructional Management and Student Development — EDUC810

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10/23/17 - 12/17/17
Main Campus - online course
10/23/17 - 12/17/17
Main Campus - online course

Fundamentals of curriculum design, planning and implementation; trends, issues, forces, and ideas affecting curriculum. Synthesis of knowledge gained from curriculum and from professional experience. Cognitive and behavioral issues and theories of learning affecting student performance. Techniques for working with culturally and academically diverse student populations and for managing varied types of student behavior. Implications for staff development.

Number of credits: 3

Foundations in Education — EDUC621

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1/9/18 - 2/13/18
Main Campus - online course
1/10/18 - 2/14/18
Wednesdays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - online course
4/17/18 - 5/22/18
Main Campus - online course
5/28/18 - 7/2/18
Mondays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - online course
7/10/18 - 8/14/18
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

General Teaching Methods for 5-12 Classrooms — EDUC630

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10/26/17 - 11/9/17
Saturdays from 8:30am - 2:30pm
Thursdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
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 Finance — BUSN628

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4/17/18 - 5/22/18
Main Campus - 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.

Number of credits: 3

Global Operations Management — BUSN652

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2/27/18 - 4/3/18
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

Human Sexuality and Therapy — PSYC657

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6/4/18 - 7/16/18
Mondays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center

Human sexuality in individuals and couples; sexual understanding, formation, and function. Helping skills for sexual dysfunction and understanding one's sexuality and sexual spirituality. Human sexuality, attitudes, values, beliefs, and self-awareness, as they relate to counselor, client, and clinical issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy and emotionally focused therapy in human sexuality. Ethical and diversity issues and how they influence counseling processes.

Number of credits: 3

Individual and Group Microskills with Children and Adolescents — PSYC623

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1/11/18 - 2/15/18
Thursdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center

Issues (abuse, divorce, domestic violence, chemical abuse, etc.) from the child/adolescent point of view, impact of these issues on their functioning. Core helping skills for this population, including facilitating support groups, individual counseling skills, and applications of cognitive behavioral therapy. Ethical issues regarding working with children/adolescents and influence of gender, class, and cultural diversity factors on counseling processes.

Number of credits: 3

Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning — EDUC624

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10/23/17 - 11/6/17
Mondays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - online course
2/27/18 - 4/3/18
Main Campus - online course
2/28/18 - 4/4/18
Wednesdays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - online course
7/9/18 - 8/13/18
Mondays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - online course
7/10/18 - 8/14/18
Tuesdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
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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7/16/18 - 8/19/18
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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1/8/18 - 3/4/18
Main Campus - 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

Legal Issues in School Administration — EDUC860

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5/28/18 - 8/19/18
Main Campus - online course

Legal foundations of educational policy, statutory themes, and case law as they affect the needs of school administrators in daily responsibilities and practices. Legal basis for relationships among school districts and federal, state, and local government. Processes of dealing with legal issues and risks faced by academic institutions and administrators, including current issues in students? work environments.

Number of credits: 3

Lifespan Development — PSYC671

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10/26/17 - 12/21/17
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:29pm
Anderson Center
7/24/18 - 8/9/18
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center

Development from conception through late adult-hood. Familial, cultural, and societal contexts as framework for understanding individual development. Physical and physiological, intellectual, personality, normative and non-normative transitions, social relations, family development, vocational development, retirement, and death. Individual differences (gender, culture, and class), issues of continuity-discontinuity, nature and assumptions of developmental theory, and importance of developmental factors in counseling.

Number of credits: 3

Managerial Economics — ECON635

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7/12/18 - 8/16/18
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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10/24/17 - 11/7/17
Main Campus - online course
11/14/17 - 12/19/17
Main Campus - online course
11/16/17 - 12/21/17
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.

Number of credits: 3

Marketing Management — BUSN645

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10/24/17 - 11/7/17
Tuesdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center
5/29/18 - 7/3/18
Main Campus - online course
7/9/18 - 8/13/18
Mondays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center

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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4/17/18 - 5/22/18
Main Campus - online course
4/19/18 - 5/24/18
Thursdays from 6 - 10pm
Anderson Center

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

Number of credits: 3

Organizational Leadership in Higher Education — EDUC807

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3/12/18 - 5/6/18
Main Campus - online course

Theory and practice of leadership in higher education settings. Leading organizational leadership theories, educational cultures, leadership communication, emphasis on implementation in practical educational settings. Incorporation of a faith-informed worldview with these theories and practices. Philosophical and values anchors, vision casting, shared priorities and commitments, and implementation of vision through policy and program development.

Number of credits: 3

Providing Leadership in Educational Technology for K-12 Schools — EDUC713

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7/24/18 - 8/14/18
Main Campus - online course

Development of skills for taking a leadership role in district technology planning, implementation, and assessment. Role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into learning. Writing plans for the use of technology. Designing professional development activities. PQ: EDUC711.

Number of credits: 2

Psychological Assessment — PSYC651

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2/27/18 - 5/22/18
Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center

Introduction to and beginning competence in administration, scoring, and interpretation of instruments for assessment of personality and psychopathology and thier application to career and life transition counseling. Psychometric properties, ethical use of instruments, factors affecting reliability and validity. Synthesizing data, clinical interviewing, and report writing skills. FE: Assessment fee: $130.

Number of credits: 3

Psychopathology — PSYC656

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10/24/17 - 12/19/17
Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center

Critical review of theoretical perspectives and current research on the development and maintenance of major forms of maladaptive behavior. Examination of the diagnostic process will also include discussion of ethics, biases, and the reliability/validity of categorization. Discussion of formulations, symptoms, and progression of various disorders will interface with a consideration of appropriate therapeutic interventions.

Number of credits: 3

Reading Field Experience — SPED621

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2/26/18 - 5/27/18
Main Campus
5/28/18 - 8/19/18
Main Campus - online course

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. FE: Supplies fee: $10. GE: Graded on an S/U basis.

Number of credits: 1

Reading Foundations — SPED620

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1/8/18 - 2/12/18
Mondays from 5 - 9pm
Anderson Center - online course
5/29/18 - 7/3/18
Main Campus - online course
5/30/18 - 7/4/18
Wednesdays from 5 - 9pm
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. CQ: SPED621.

Number of credits: 3

Research Methods and Treatment of Data — PSYC654

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10/24/17 - 12/19/17
Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:29pm
Anderson Center

Methods of empirical research particularly applicable to clinical and counseling situations, with primary emphasis on evaluation and application of published research. Secondary emphasis is development of skills necessary for completion of thesis project. PQ: PSYC335M (in College of Adult & Professional Studies catalog).

Number of credits: 3

Resource Management in K-12 Education — EDUC865

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3/12/18 - 5/6/18
Main Campus - online course
6/4/18 - 8/12/18
Main Campus - online course

Sources and expenditure of fiscal and other resources in education. Development of competencies include school board/administration resource planning and prioritizing, budgeting, and resource allocation and management. Analysis and critique of the structure and implementation of a district's budget.

Number of credits: 3

Special Education Organization Management — EDUC876

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2/12/18 - 3/18/18
Main Campus - online course

Students will engage in discussion, activities, and reflection that prepare them as educational leaders to oversee and influence special education organization management. Primary objectives include assisting students in understanding roles that policy and procedures play in school district governance and administration, demonstrating knowledge of statutory regulations affecting special education governance, and understanding various special education administrative models utilized in Minnesota.

Number of credits: 2

Teaching Content Area Literacy — EDUC665

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10/24/17 - 11/7/17
Tuesdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center
1/11/18 - 2/15/18
Thursdays 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

Technology Applications for K-12 Schools — EDUC711

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2/27/18 - 4/3/18
Main Campus - online course

Technology tools (primarily software) for instructional and student use at the K-12 level. Legal, ethical, and safety issues of technology applications in schools. Software applications, including Microsoft Office suite of programs. Emerging technologies and the changing nature of technology. Writing curriculum designed to integrate technology into content areas.

Number of credits: 3

Technology Curriculum Integration for K-12 Schools — EDUC712

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4/17/18 - 5/22/18
Main Campus - online course

Strategies for planning and implementing technology integration (teaching and curriculum focus) at the K-12 level. Role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into learning. Role of technology coordinator in schools. Keyboarding and other computer input devices. Policies and procedures necessary for the use of technology. PQ: EDUC711.

Number of credits: 3

Technology in K-12 Education — EDUC815

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1/8/18 - 3/4/18
Main Campus - online course
1/8/18 - 3/4/18
Main Campus - online course

Importance of technology in administrative and academic affairs. Computing competence for administrative functions and educational leadership. Administrative and academic computing applications and systems, district-wide networking, budgeting, and legal/moral issues to guide district policy. Hands-on experience, visiting prototype programs, and viewing students' work environments. Designing and conducting system-wide technology audits.

Number of credits: 3

Therapeutic Art and Play — PSYC621

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10/26/17 - 12/21/17
Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:30pm
Anderson Center

A focus on techniques in expressive therapies, with an emphasis on art therapy and play therapy. The continuum from client-centered to directive therapy is examined, and the application possibilities based on client needs and the setting are explored. Common themes in children's art and play are identified, and the dynamics of interpretation are considered and applied in light of current outcome research.

Number of credits: 3

Understanding Diversity and Student Needs — EDUC663

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11/14/17 - 12/19/17
Main Campus - online course
1/9/18 - 2/13/18
Anderson Center - online course
2/27/18 - 4/3/18
Main Campus - online course
4/17/18 - 5/22/18
Anderson Center - online course
7/10/18 - 8/14/18
Main Campus - 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

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