Teaching Licenses

Teaching License


With a teaching license, you’ll be prepared to pass on knowledge to your students and help shape their futures.

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Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s Teaching Licenses program, we prepare educators who are passionate about what they do and are ready to jump into a meaningful career serving students. Our licenses are 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. Bethel’s Teaching License program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals without compromising standards for licensure or the classroom.

Program Details

Bethel’s Teaching Licenses program offers you the opportunity to gain skills and methods that have the greatest impact on today’s students in a variety of elementary, middle, and high school environments in public and private schools. And we offer a variety of content areas to best serve your interests and career goals.

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Program Highlights

Field Experiences and Student Teaching

You’ll take part in field experiences in elementary and secondary schools to observe current education practices and confirm that education is the right career choice for you. Then you will student teach for several months alongside a school’s teacher and a Bethel supervisor. Their coaching will help you apply coursework and theory in a classroom and move you closer to being qualified to teach in your own classroom upon program completion.


Our programs are completed in a blend of online and face-to-face courses in St. Paul, Minnesota. Courses are designed for students who work full time, have families, and are involved in their community.

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.

Cohort model

This program is offered through a cohort model where students move through their courses with the same group of peers. Most classes meet online to accommodate working adults, and we then host in-person Professional Learning Community Saturdays at Bethel’s Anderson Center.

Career 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 state-required Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) exams, and the state-required edTPA.


Learn how to:

  • Integrate values and ethics into teaching
  • Plan standards-based instruction
  • Apply evidence-based strategies
  • Design assessments that teach and measure performance
  • Differentiate instruction based on students’ unique needs
  • Utilize culturally responsive teaching strategies
  • Use and adapt to new educational technologies
  • Work professionally with schools, teachers, students, administrators, families, and communities
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