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Teacher Coordinator of Work-Based Learning License Program Details

Bethel’s Teacher Coordinator of Work-Based Learning License program helps educators plan experiences that give their students the chance to learn in work settings outside of the classroom.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Spring 2025, Summer 2025, and Spring 2026

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

5 months


  • Foundations and Implementation of Work-Based Learning (TEAC705)

    Develop an understanding of work-based learning, including its historical roots and prevalence in schools. Differentiate between program types, considering federal and state laws. Analyze employment trends and stakeholder roles. Explore skills in crafting online portfolios to support students in networking using online tools. Learn strategies for marketing programs to various audiences. Delve into connections between faith and work. Equip students with essential knowledge and practical skills for navigating work-based learning effectively.

    4 credits

  • Curriculum Design and Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (TEAC707)

    Exploration of the use of resources to connect academic coursework with life, work, and future education opportunities. Development of curricula to integrate classroom skills with real-world applications. Evaluation of career resources available to learners. Examination of the connections between faith and work. Identification of strategies to support students with unique needs in transitioning to the workforce. Reflection on the use of online portfolios for synthesizing accomplishments.

    4 credits

  • Choose one:

    • Practicum in Work-based Learning for Minnesota License (TEAC710)

      An 80-hour practicum focused on working with students in the classroom to coordinate a Work-Based Learning Program.

      1 credits

    • Practicum for Work-Based Learning (TEAC715)

      Complete practicum tasks at a school site, gaining hands-on experience in work-based learning. Observe a work-based learning program. Write and teach online and face-to-face work-based learning curriculum. Participate in work-site visits, leadership development.

      1 credits

How is the License Awarded?

  • The Teacher Coordinator of Work-Based Learning license for grades 9-12 is awarded by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board after the completion of the required coursework.
  • 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.

Licensure and Accreditation 

  • Bethel’s Teacher Coordinator of Work-Based Learning License program has approval through Minnesota’s Professional Education Licensing Standards Board (PELSB).
  • The practicum course, which is only required for teachers seeking an add-on Minnesota license, must to be taken at Bethel.

Why Choose Bethel?

Learn why you should choose Bethel (Google doc) for a license in Work-based Learning.