M.A. in Teaching

Teaching Program

Master of Arts

With a master of arts in teaching, you’ll use your gifts as a teacher to influence future generations.

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18-22 months (plus a thesis)

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Discover what’s next. Through Bethel’s M.A. in Teaching program and our many licensure options, you and other aspiring teachers will be prepared to follow your calling. You’ll gain the tools and initial licensure necessary to teach—and have the option to also complete a graduate degree. Courses stir a passion for teaching and compassion for kids. We’ll show you how to use the platform of teaching for the good of your students and community.

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Our M.A. in Teaching qualifies aspiring teachers to enter the field of their calling. You’ll receive an initial teaching license and gain the skills and knowledge you need for a successful teaching career.

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  • Earn additional licenses. If you have a license and are looking to add additional teaching licenses, explore our teaching license programs.
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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.

Innovative professors

While you earn your master's degree in teaching, our instructors bring excellent teaching skills and innovation as they model the cutting-edge teaching strategies you will use in your future classrooms.

Unique licensure options

Our unique licensure options include the option for a dual licensure, allowing you to earn a license in two content areas, making you more marketable to public and private schools.

Student success

Caring advisors and professors will support you and ensure that you have everything you need to succeed.

Flexible course options

Our program—which includes both face-to-face and online courses—is designed for students who work full time, have families, and are involved in their community. Along with the traditional 22-month timeline, you can pursue a fast-track option and finish in as few as 18 months, plus a thesis.

Christian and diverse perspectives

Courses are taught from a foundation of faith, which adds meaning. And you’ll consider educational theory and practices from national and international viewpoints to learn best practices of K-12 education in Minnesota public and private schools.

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M.A. in Teaching

Our program is built around Minnesota state licensure standards, but we bring added value: our faculty teach from a foundation in the Christian faith, which is woven into every course. With this approach, our program develops teachers who are knowledgeable, collaborative, and caring—reflecting a strong moral framework of integrity and compassion. While earning a license to teach in one of 10 different content areas, you’ll learn to stay on the cutting edge of our rapidly changing education environment.


'16-'17 Bethel teaching grads that would recommend Bethel to other prospective teachers

- 2016-2017 Bush Exit Survey

Teachers describe Bethel's education master's students as “the best they see from the preparation programs.”

- Interviews from national accreditation process

Career Outcomes


Our M.A. in Teaching program will prepare you for a successful teaching career and provide you with an initial teaching license. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a confident teacher prepared to serve kids, families, and communities in a complex and changing educational environment.


Graduates demonstrate:

  • Capacity to integrate values and ethics into teaching
  • Ability to plan standards-based instruction
  • Application of evidence-based strategies
  • Aptitude to design assessments that teach and measure performance
  • Ability to differentiate instruction based on students’ unique needs
  • A commitment to culturally responsive teaching strategies
  • Comfort with educational technologies
  • Professionalism in working with schools, teachers, students, administrators, families, and communities
  • Strong research skills to craft and defend a master’s thesis


Equips teachers with skills that apply to growing career fields, including:

  • Teaching in traditional middle or high school classrooms in Minnesota public, charter, or private schools
  • Leading in technology education
  • Educational leadership
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