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Teaching Licenses 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.

Teaching License: Business Education, Grades 5-12

Earn a teaching license so you can take your business and organizational skills, experience, and leadership into the classroom to prepare future generations.

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Location St. Paul
Credits 34
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $18,530*

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Teaching License: Chemistry, Grades 9-12

This grades 9-12 Chemistry license will prepare you to teach science courses to high school students. It can be coupled with a grades 5-8 General Science License.

Delivery Online
Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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

Use your love of reading, writing, speaking, and listening—and your knowledge and skills in media literacy, literature, and drama—to teach a wide variety of English classes.

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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Teaching License: ESL, Grades K-12

Use your knowledge of how people acquire a second language, your skills in general and applied linguistics, and instructional strategies in meeting the second-language needs of students with limited English proficiency to teach English as a second language.

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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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 can be coupled with a license in Chemistry (9-12), Life Science (9-12), or Physics (9-12).

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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Teaching License: Life Science, Grades 9-12

This grades 9-12 Life Science license will prepare you to teach science courses to high school students. It can be coupled with a grades 5-8 General Science License.

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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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.

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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Teaching License: Physics, Grades 9-12

This grades 9-12 Physics license will prepare you to teach science courses to high school students. It can be coupled with a grades 5-8 General Science License.

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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Teaching License: Social Studies, Grades 5-12

Follow your love of history, government, and economics by earning a social studies teaching license. 

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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Teaching License: Visual Arts, Grades K-12

Use your love of studio art areas such as drawing, painting, graphic arts, video design, and sculpture to teach a wide variety of art classes

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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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.

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Location St. Paul
Credits 33
Tuition per Credit $545
Estimated Total Tuition $17,985*

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

How is the license awarded?

Bethel recommends students for licensure, which is awarded by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) after the completion all Bethel requirements, plus:

  • Minnesota Teaching Licensure Exam (MLTE)
  • Application
  • edTPA
  • Basic Skills Exam

Program completion over the past few years is consistently over 90% and is usually closer to 100%.

MTLE pedagogy passing rates for Bethel students who complete the program are consistently 97% to 100%.

Bethel University cannot confirm whether courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in states outside of Minnesota. Students should contact their program's licensing bureau to determine whether Bethel's program meets requirements for licensure in their state.