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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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10/31/16 - 12/25/16 | | Main Campus - online course

Major categories and practical actions required to lead the operations of a modern school or district by building on many of 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.

3 credits

Classroom Technology — EDUC668

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10/5/16 - 10/19/16 | Wednesdays | Main Campus - online course
3/1/17 - 3/22/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
7/11/17 - 7/25/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

This course will explore various forms of technology that expand classroom learning as well as technology that facilitates communication between teachers and their colleagues, their students, and their students' guardians.

1 credits

Counseling Theory — PSYC638

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3/2/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 7-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
3/2/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 7-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

The fields of counseling and clinical psychology introduced through in-depth study of major counseling models and their application to case formulation, clinical treatment planning, and clinical intervention methods. Relationship between theory and practice. Critiquing models in light of current research and perspectives, including gender and diversity concerns. Developing personally coherent counseling approaches. Dynamic, phenomenological, behavioral, and cognitive approaches focus.

3 credits

Curriculum and Instructional Management and Student Development — EDUC810

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10/31/16 - 12/25/16 | | Main Campus - online course
10/31/16 - 12/25/16 | | Main Campus - online course

Fundamentals of curriculum design, planning and implementation; trends, issues, forces, and ideas affecting curriculum. Synthesizing 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.

3 credits

Doctoral Research I — EDUC820

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3/13/17 - 5/7/17 | | Main Campus - online course

This course begins the four course series in research methods. Students are introduced to the philosophical foundations of qualitative research design and methodology. Students complete an overview of the design, analysis and interpretation of qualitative methods. Basic principles and philosophy of naturalistic (field) inquiry methods are introduced. Students critique and analyze qualitative research in the literature culminating in the development of the research problem. GE: Graded on an A-F or S/U basis. Grade type chosen must remain consistent for EDUC820, EDUC845, EDUC850, and EDUC870.

3 credits

Foundations in Education — EDUC621

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1/10/17 - 2/14/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
1/11/17 - 2/15/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9 pm | Anderson Center - online course
4/18/17 - 5/23/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
6/14/17 - 8/2/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Introductory examination of the profession of teaching with a focus on the forces and ideas that have influenced and now shape education. Areas of study are history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current issues related to education. Course also includes study of student health as well as the role of chemicals in the lives of students, families and schools.

3 credits

General Teaching Methods for 5-12 Classrooms — EDUC630

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10/5/16 - 11/9/16 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | 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.

3 credits

Global Finance — BUSN628

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4/18/17 - 5/23/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
7/11/17 - 8/15/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

This course explores the complexities resulting from the inter-connected nature of the global economy. It also examines the challenges and problems faced by firms planning on doing business in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Far East, Mexico, Canada, South America, Africa, India, and other regions during the next decade. PQ: LEAD611 or ORGL600.

3 credits

Global Operations Mgmt — BUSN652

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1/10/17 - 2/14/17 | Tuesdays | 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: LEAD611 or ORGL600. SP: Students cannot earn credit for both BUSN652 and BUSN660.

3 credits

Group Therapy — PSYC647

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1/12/17 - 2/16/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Introduction to the history, processes, principles, and techniques related to the practice and functioning of group therapy in counseling and psychotherapy. Both didactic and experiential components will be used to understand and develop group leadership skills. GE: Graded on an S/U basis.

3 credits

Human Sexuality & Therapy — PSYC657

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6/5/17 - 7/17/17 | Mondays from 5-9:30 pm | 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 hoe they influence counseling processes.

3 credits

Ind & Family Cultural Context — PSYC648

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3/2/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center

Study of cultural variations in individual and family identity development and functioning. Exploration of how underlying culture-specific values and assumptions may impact gender roles, marital and parental adjustment, and interaction patterns. Emphasis is on societal changes, critical issues, and stressors in family adaptation related to diverse worldviews, immigration, and acculturation challenges.

3 credits

Integration of Psychology and Worldview — PSYC642

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10/6/16 - 12/22/16 | Thursdays from 7-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
10/6/16 - 12/22/16 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center

Overview and critique of the models that articulate the interface between psychology and Christianity. Focus is on topics central to the practice of counseling within the context of a Christian worldview. Discussion of such areas as the nature of personhood, the nature of evil and psychopathology, and the process of healing. The course has at its core the importance of personally integrating one's Christian faith and the discipline of psychology.

3 credits

Intro to Family Systems — PSYC645

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1/12/17 - 2/16/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
1/12/17 - 2/16/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Exploration of basic family dynamics (such as intimacy, communication, power, shame), with special emphasis given to examining those dynamics from the family systems and family development theoretical perspectives. Differences in family structures and patterns with opportunities for learners to apply theoretical principles to real-life family situations.

3 credits

Intro to Theories & Practices — EDUC624

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2/28/17 - 4/4/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
3/1/17 - 4/5/17 | Wednesdays | Anderson Center - online course
6/6/17 - 7/18/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Focus is on theories and current research on how people learn and how to design instruction. Emphasis is on what we know about how the brain works and what we know about effective teaching and learning strategies. Theories of human development; theories of learning; overview of effective teaching strategies.

3 credits

Leadership and Program Management — GRTG645

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10/4/16 - 11/8/16 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus

Review of leadership and management styles. Styles identified will be applied to various current and potential positions in the field of gerontology.

3 credits

Leadership and Strategic Planning in Higher Education — EDUC842

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10/31/16 - 12/25/16 | | Main Campus - online course

Integration of mission, vision, planning, and budgeting in order to strategically frame leadership challenges in higher education contexts. Exploration of healthy institutional development through effective leadership in areas of personnel, communications, and relationships with relevant constituencies. Reflection on personal vision in areas such as accountability, motivation, and team building.

3 credits

Leading in a Complex Soc — EDUC827

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7/24/17 - 8/13/17 | | 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.

3 credits

Legal Issues in Higher Educ — EDUC862

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1/9/17 - 3/5/17 | | 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.

3 credits

Lifespan Development — PSYC671

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10/6/16 - 12/22/16 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center
10/6/16 - 12/22/16 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center
7/25/17 - 8/10/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | 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.

3 credits

Managerial Economics — ECON635

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5/30/17 - 7/4/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
6/1/17 - 7/6/17 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 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: LEAD611 or ORGL600.

3 credits

Managerial Finance — BUSN625

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10/4/16 - 11/8/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
5/30/17 - 7/4/17 | Tuesdays | 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: LEAD611 or ORGL600.

3 credits

Marketing Management — BUSN645

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10/6/16 - 11/10/16 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 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: LEAD611 or ORGL600

3 credits

Measurement and Assessment — EDUC835

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3/13/17 - 5/7/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Concepts and skills for employing descriptive statistics. Principles and practices of assessment processes in schools and their uses, misuses, and limitations. Ethical issues in assessment, test performance influencing factors. Applying understanding of assessment principles and practices in the student's home district in light of the current scholarly research review and class discussions.

3 credits

Multicultural Counseling — PSYC658

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3/2/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center

The influence of culture and related factors on client/counselor interactions. Developing greater multicultural counseling competence. Increasing: 1) self-awareness of attitudes and beliefs shaped by one's own experiences as a cultural being; 2) knowledge of and sensitivity to worldviews and perspectives of ethnically and racially different individuals; and 3) understanding of the use of culturally appropriate skills in counseling.

3 credits

Neuropsychology — PSYC660

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6/6/17 - 7/18/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
6/8/17 - 7/20/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Nervous system structure and function, with emphasis on clinical/counseling applications. Includes biological causes of normal behavior, organic causes for behavioral disorders, and drug influences on behavior.

3 credits

Operations Management — BUSN660

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4/18/17 - 5/23/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
4/20/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Anderson Center
7/11/17 - 8/15/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

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: LEAD611 or ORGL600. SP: Students cannot earn credit for both BUSN652 and BUSN660.

3 credits

Org Leadership in Higher Ed — EDUC807

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3/13/17 - 5/7/17 | | 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.

3 credits

Private Practice Entrepreneurs — PSYC670

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6/5/17 - 6/21/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus

Exploration of clinical, ethical, financial, legal, and business aspects of owning a private practice, including development of business plan that fits with students' values and vision. GE: Graded on an S/U basis.

3 credits

Providing Leadership Ed Tech — EDUC713

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6/13/17 - 7/11/17 | Tuesdays | 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.

2 credits

Psychopathology — PSYC656

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10/4/16 - 12/20/16 | Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
10/4/16 - 12/20/16 | Tuesdays from 5-7:29 pm | 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.

3 credits

Reading Field Experience — SPED621

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10/3/16 - 12/25/16 | | Main Campus
5/29/17 - 8/20/17 | | Main Campus
5/29/17 - 8/20/17 | | Main Campus

A 30 hour reading clinical. Students will practice reading assessment and instructional techniques with students who have mild-moderate disabilities. Reading Field Experience will take place in a K-12 school setting.

1 credits

Reading Foundations — SPED620

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10/6/16 - 11/10/16 | Thursdays | Anderson Center - hybrid course
5/29/17 - 7/3/17 | Mondays | Anderson Center - hybrid course
5/30/17 - 7/4/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - hybrid course

Covers the major components of reading and the instructional strategies that support the development of literacy for K-6 students including those students with mild-moderate disabilities. The course also provides an overview to the structure of the English language and basic linguistic analysis. SP: Taken concurrently with SPED621.

3 credits

Research Methods and Treatment of Data — PSYC654

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10/4/16 - 12/20/16 | Tuesdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center
10/4/16 - 12/20/16 | Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm | 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).

3 credits

Special Ed Organization Mgmt — EDUC876

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2/13/17 - 3/19/17 | | 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.

2 credits

Special Education Policy, Law, and Finance — EDUC875

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10/10/16 - 11/13/16 | | Main Campus - online course

Students will engage in discussion, activities, and reflection that prepare them as educational leaders to implement effective special education programs in local school districts. Primary objectives include assisting students in understanding special education policy, special education law, and special education finance and applying this learning in an educational leadership role.

2 credits

Spirituality and Aging — GRTG620

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11/15/16 - 12/20/16 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus

Issues such as meaning (and loss of meaning), grief, ambiguous loss, virtue ethics, and wisdom as they relate to aging persons. Examination of ethnic and gender influences on the experience of spirituality in the aging process from a cross-cultural perspective. Models of assessment of spiritual needs will be presented.

3 credits

Teaching Content Area Literacy — EDUC665

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10/6/16 - 11/10/16 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
1/11/17 - 2/8/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | 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.

3 credits

Technology Applications — EDUC711

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2/28/17 - 4/4/17 | Tuesdays | 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. Keyboarding and other computer input devices in word processing and other software applications, including Microsoft Office suite of programs. Emerging technologies and the changing nature of technology.

3 credits

Technology Curriculum — EDUC712

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4/18/17 - 5/23/17 | Tuesdays | 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. Writing curriculum designed to integrate technology into content areas. Policies and procedures necessary for the use of technology. PQ: EDUC711.

3 credits

Technology in K-12 Education — EDUC815

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1/9/17 - 3/5/17 | | 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.

3 credits

Therapeutic Art and Play — PSYC621

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10/6/16 - 12/22/16 | Thursdays from 7-9:30 pm | 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.

3 credits

Understanding Diversity and Student Needs — EDUC663

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11/15/16 - 12/13/16 | Tuesdays | Anderson Center - online course

Discover various learning styles and intelligences that reflect racial, cultural and economic diversity of middle and secondary students. Explore issues that contribute to biases, discrimination, racism, and sexism in middle and secondary classrooms. Study Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.

2 credits

Understanding Divsty/Stdn Nds — EDUC663

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4/19/17 - 5/10/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
5/30/17 - 6/27/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9 pm | Anderson Center - hybrid course
7/18/17 - 8/15/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

Discover various learning styles and intelligences that reflect racial, cultural and economic diversity of middle and secondary students. Explore issues that contribute to biases, discrimination, racism, and sexism in middle and secondary classrooms. Study Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.

2 credits

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