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Teaching is about more than passing on knowledge. It’s about shaping the future.

At Bethel, we send out educators who are passionate about what they do and are ready to jump into a meaningful career serving today’s students. This program is for anyone who does not have a teaching license and is seeking an initial license to teach. Licensed teachers can also take a sub-set of courses from this program to obtain an additional license. We have a variety of focus areas: Business, Math, Communication Arts and Literature, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, French, TESOL, and Visual Arts. Bethel’s Teaching License is designed to meet the needs of working professionals without compromising standards for licensure or for the classroom.

Program Option(s)

Teaching License: Business Education, Grades 5-12

Take your business and organizational skills, experience, and leadership into the classroom with a license that prepares you for state-level exams to teach.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: Communication Arts & Literature, Grades 5-12

Enhance your english and communication studies with a licensure that prepares you for state-level exams to teach middle or high school courses.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: General Science, Grades 5-8

Meet the demands in public schools for general science teachers by enhancing your education with a licensure that prepares you to lead today's students. This general science license must be coupled with a license in Chemistry (9-12), Life Science (9-12), or Physics (9-12).

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: Mathematics, Grades 5-12

Take your passion for mathematics and hone in on your skills through a licensure program that prepares you to meet state standards to teach in today's classroom.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: Science, Life Science Emphasis, Grades 9-12

The grades 9-12 Life Science License must be coupled with a grades 5-8 General Science License. These two licenses will prepare you to teach science courses to middle and high school students.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: Science, Physics Emphasis, Grades 9-12

The grades 9-12 Physics License must be coupled with a grades 5-8 General Science License. These two licenses will prepare you to teach science courses to middle and high school students.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: Social Studies, Grades 5-12

Start your career teaching history, government, and other social studies through a licensure that will prepare you for state-level exams to teach.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: TESOL, Grades K-12

Supplement your linguistic and cultural studies with a licensure that prepares you for state exams, and become equipped to teach english to speakers of other languages.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: Visual Arts, Grades K-12

Hone your skills in a variety of art courses with tenured faculty who will prepare you for the relevant state-level exams to teach.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teaching License: World Languages & Cultures, Spanish, Grades K-12

The World Languages and Cultures - Spanish is a grades K-12 license that will prepare you to teach Spanish classes to students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Your preparation will include learning how to teach students to speak, read and write in Spanish, as well as understand and appreciate the cultures where Spanish is spoken.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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Teacing License: Science, Chemistry Emphasis, Grades 9-12

The grades 9-12 Chemistry license must be coupled with a grades 5-8 General Science License. These two licenses will prepare you to teach science courses to middle and high school students.

Delivery Face to Face Evening
Location Anderson Center
Cost per Credit $535

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

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Program Highlights

Optional start dates

We offer 2 start dates each year in April and August. Course schedules vary depending on your start date.

Two-track license options

Master’s track: Earn your teaching license as part of the M.A. in Teaching program.

Licensure-only track: Earn only the teaching license (typically 14-17 months).

Cohort model

The Teaching License program is offered through a cohort model where students move through their courses with the same group of peers. Most classes meet on Bethel’s main campus in the evenings or on weekends to accommodate working adults.

Outcomes

The Teaching License program is designed to interact with other future teachers through a cohort model that meets the needs of working professionals and prepares you to meet the requirements for licensure, including applications and exams.

Skills

Learn how to:

  • Apply theories and practices of teaching
  • Develop the best methods for your specific focus area
  • Manage the needs of a diverse classroom of students
  • Understand the connection between parent and student involvement
  • Prepare your teaching portfolio

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