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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. 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.

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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.


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.


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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