☰ In This Section

Individual Courses

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.

Not already a student? Please contact us to learn more.

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

View course dates and descriptions
5/28/24 - 8/16/24
Anderson Center - online course
8/19/24 - 10/13/24
Anderson Center

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

Applied Classroom Assessment — TEAC635

View course dates and descriptions
11/12/24 - 12/17/24
Anderson Center

Examination of the core principles of how assessment can accelerate student learning when applied systematically. Development of thinking habits that lead to consistent and purposeful implementation of practices that motivate, inspire, and empower students to take ownership of their learning.

Number of credits: 3

Budgeting and Fiscal Management in Higher Education — EDUC867

View course dates and descriptions
10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

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: 4

Characteristics of ASD — SPED601

View course dates and descriptions
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
7/9/24 - 8/13/24
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

Content Research in Practice — TEAC610

View course dates and descriptions
8/20/24 - 9/24/24
Anderson Center

Use of evidence based research to inform instructional practice is a critical skill for practicing teachers. The ability to locate, curate, analyze and apply educational research will be mastered. Creation of unique applications of research from specific k-12 content is the primary focus of this course.

Number of credits: 2

Curriculum Design and Instructional Management in Higher Education — EDUC812

View course dates and descriptions
8/19/24 - 10/13/24
Anderson Center

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: 4

Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment — EDUC810

View course dates and descriptions
10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Application of issues and trends in curriculum and instruction. Development of an effective curricular and instructional plan for your organization. Understanding of principles and practices involved in educational institution’s assessment processes including their uses, misuses, and limitations. 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: 4

Data Analytics for Leaders: Making Ethical Decisions — LEAD661

View course dates and descriptions
8/20/24 - 9/24/24
Anderson Center
8/20/24 - 9/24/24
Tuesdays from 6 - 8pm
Anderson Center

Exploration of data analytics relevant to the business setting. Analysis of methods to visualize and explain quantitative data. Synthesis of appropriate strategies to make ethical and effective data driven managerial decisions. PQ: LEAD607 and one of the following: LEAD611, LEAD641, or LEAD651.

Number of credits: 3

Equity in Diverse School Contexts — EDUC669

View course dates and descriptions
8/20/24 - 9/24/24
Tuesdays from 6 - 8pm
Anderson Center

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

View course dates and descriptions
9/30/24 - 11/10/24
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

Foundations of Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities — SPED607

View course dates and descriptions
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
Saturdays from 9am - 4pm
Anderson Center - hybrid course
8/20/24 - 9/24/24
Saturdays from 9am - 4pm
Anderson Center

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

Historical and Contemporary Issues in K-12 Education — EDUC627

View course dates and descriptions
5/28/24 - 7/2/24
Anderson Center - online course
10/1/24 - 11/5/24
Anderson Center

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

Improving Instruction — TEAC616

View course dates and descriptions
10/1/24 - 11/5/24
Anderson Center

Examination of a variety of theories, approaches and instructional strategies that build on the experience of practicing teachers. 21st century skills and the study of model schools known for their innovative practices based on strong rationales and underlying theories. Intention of the course is to renew teachers’ current knowledge base, craft of teaching, and new models of “doing school.”

Number of credits: 3

Institutional Assessment in Higher Education — EDUC837

View course dates and descriptions
10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

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: 2

Introduction to Play Therapy and Techniques — COUN700

View course dates and descriptions
8/19/24 - 9/29/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
9/30/24 - 11/10/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
5/28/24 - 7/2/24
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 Evolution — EDUC802

View course dates and descriptions
5/27/24 - 8/18/24
Anderson Center
8/19/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Exploration and application of leadership strategies and practices that build capacity to lead complex educational change. Development of self-awareness as foundational to inclusive, relational leadership. Establishing a professional network to become a catalyst for a more prosperous future in preK-12 education. FE: No tuition fee; $200 transcription fee. SP: Program Director approval required for registration.

Number of credits: 3

Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management — LEAD651

View course dates and descriptions
7/9/24 - 8/13/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
10/1/24 - 11/5/24
Anderson Center
10/1/24 - 11/5/24
Tuesdays from 6 - 8pm
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

View course dates and descriptions
7/15/24 - 8/11/24
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Analysis of effective strategies for engaging diversity in the context of higher education. Exploration of the impact of cultural intelligence on leadership in complex and pluralistic systems. Development of personal formation strategies for effectively working and leading in diverse settings. Planning for increased inclusion of diverse members within an organization and increased institutional capacity thrive amidst the changing demographics of higher education.

Number of credits: 3

Legal Issues in School Administration — EDUC860

View course dates and descriptions
8/19/24 - 10/13/24
Anderson Center

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: 4

Managerial Economics — ECON635

View course dates and descriptions
5/28/24 - 7/2/24
Anderson Center - online course
8/20/24 - 9/24/24
Anderson Center
8/20/24 - 9/24/24
Tuesdays from 6 - 8pm
Anderson Center

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

View course dates and descriptions
11/12/24 - 12/17/24
Anderson Center

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

View course dates and descriptions
5/28/24 - 7/2/24
Anderson Center - online course
8/20/24 - 9/24/24
Anderson Center

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. PQ: LEAD 607 or LEAD611.

Number of credits: 3

Midwifery Perspectives — NURS602

View course dates and descriptions
8/19/24 - 11/24/24
Anderson Center

Analysis of both historical perspectives and current societal influences with consideration of how each have impacted the development of nurse-midwifery and the midwifery profession.

Number of credits: 3

Non-Directive Play Therapy Theories and Techniques — COUN715

View course dates and descriptions
8/19/24 - 9/29/24
Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Demonstration of knowledge of Non-directive play therapy theories and techniques. Articulation of rationale for using non-directive play therapy theories. Analysis of themes present in the application of non-directive play therapy theories and techniques. Exploration of ethical, spiritual, and cultural considerations when implementing non-directive play therapy theories and techniques with a child and family. Application of non-directive 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

Operations and Personnel Administration — EDUC840

View course dates and descriptions
10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

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: 4

Organizational Diagnostics and Health — LEAD641

View course dates and descriptions
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
Anderson Center - online course
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
Anderson Center - hybrid course
11/12/24 - 12/17/24
Anderson Center
11/12/24 - 12/17/24
Tuesdays from 6 - 8pm
Anderson Center

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

View course dates and descriptions
10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

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: 4

Psychology of Student Learning — EDUC634

View course dates and descriptions
7/9/24 - 8/13/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
5/27/24 - 8/18/24
Anderson Center
8/19/24 - 12/22/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
Anderson Center - online course
7/9/24 - 8/13/24
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

Responsive Pedagogy for English Language Learners — TEAC731

View course dates and descriptions
4/16/24 - 5/21/24
Anderson Center - online course

An overview of second language acquisition theories as the foundation for understanding learning processes of a second language learner. Focus is on differentiation for language proficiency levels and levels of former schooling while keeping the rigor of the grade-level content. Strategies for intentional academic language teaching within each content area will drive the lesson planning approach in this course. Crucial factors that influence the acquisition of the second language such as linguistic and cultural identity negotiation will also be addressed.

Number of credits: 3

Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading — TEAC601

View course dates and descriptions
5/28/24 - 7/2/24
Anderson Center - online course
7/9/24 - 8/13/24
Anderson Center - online course

Exploration of the cognitive science of foundation reading acquisition and components of research-based structured literacy practices in the elementary classroom. Application of Strategies for meeting the needs of all readers, including those with dyslexia.

Number of credits: 3

Teacher as Leader — TEAC606

View course dates and descriptions
7/9/24 - 8/13/24
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

View course dates and descriptions
7/9/24 - 8/13/24
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

Theodicy, Theologies of Liberation, and Social Work Praxis — SOWK717

View course dates and descriptions
10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Investigate the problem of suffering in the world, the impacts of neoliberalism, liberation theologies as a response to systemic oppression, and a reflective exploration of how theology shapes approaches to justice across socio-cultural contexts. Through the synthesis of contemporary writings, social theory, and diverse voices, the decolonization of social work practice is considered. PQ: SOWK600, SOWK605, SOWK610, SOWK615, SOWK620, SOWK630. SP: Advanced Standing MSW program have already met the prerequisite requirements for this course.

Number of credits: 4

Trauma and Play Therapy — COUN725

View course dates and descriptions
11/11/24 - 12/22/24
Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Anderson Center

Exploration of the Neurobiology of trauma and the impact of trauma on children and their play. Examination of the philosophy of therapeutic play with traumatized children. Play Therapy strategies and approaches in therapeutic work with children. Application of play therapy strategies and techniques into therapeutic work with children and families. SP: Introduction to Play Therapy is recommended prior to taking this course.

Number of credits: 1

Understanding Diversity and Student Needs — EDUC663

View course dates and descriptions
7/9/24 - 8/13/24
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