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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- 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.
Child/Adlsnt Pathology & Assmn — PSYC625
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.
Classroom Technology — EDUC668
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.
Counseling Theory — PSYC638
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.
Doctoral Research I — EDUC820
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.
Foundations in Education — EDUC621
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.
Global Finance — BUSN628
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.
Group Therapy — PSYC647
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.
Human Sexuality & Therapy — PSYC657
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.
Ind & Family Cultural Context — PSYC648
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.
Intro to Family Systems — PSYC645
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.
Intro to Theories & Practices — EDUC624
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.
Leading in a Complex Soc — EDUC827
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.
Legal Issues in Higher Educ — EDUC862
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.
Legal Issues in School Admin — EDUC860
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.
Lifespan Development — PSYC671
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.
Managerial Economics — ECON635
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.
Managerial Finance — BUSN625
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.
Measurement and Assessment — EDUC835
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.
Multicultural Counseling — PSYC658
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.
Neuropsychology — PSYC660
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.
Operations Management — BUSN660
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.
Org Leadership in Higher Ed — EDUC807
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.
Private Practice Entrepreneurs — PSYC670
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.
Providing Leadership Ed Tech — EDUC713
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.
Reading Field Experience — SPED621
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.
Reading Foundations — SPED620
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.
Special Ed Organization Mgmt — EDUC876
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.
Teaching Content Area Literacy — EDUC665
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.
Technology Applications — EDUC711
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.
Technology Curriculum — EDUC712
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.
Technology in K-12 Education — EDUC815
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.
Understanding Divsty/Stdn Nds — EDUC663
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.