The Department of Education at Bethel will guide you to become an inspiring teacher through Christ-centered values. Learn how to work collaboratively and creatively so you can watch potential come to life in your classroom.
|Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education||Major|
|Elementary Education with Middle Level (grades 5-8)||Major|
|Elementary Education with Preprimary (age 3 to grade 6)||Major|
|Social Studies Education 5-12||Major|
10:20 a.m. | Fireside Lounge
Primetime at BU Library presents Dr. Katie Bonawitz and Dr. Rebecca Seaberg.
10 a.m. | Minneapolis Convention Center
29th Annual Minnesota Education Job Fair for meeting and hiring graduating seniors and alumni
6:30 p.m. | Online Information Session
At Bethel, you'll be challenged in a supportive community that gives you numerous classroom placements and experience with evolving education technology. We go beyond books and theories to provide you with significant, real-world opportunities in a number of diverse settings to ensure your success. We're taking your faith in Christ and integrating it into everything you learn so you can lead and serve in incredible ways–in the classroom, in your community and in our world.
full-time and adjunct faculty
of our graduates say they would recommend our teacher education program
Learn evolving teaching technology–from SmartBoards, iPads, and online resources to tools for creative teaching, such as programming simple robots and designing games for learning and experiencing a state-of-the-art 21st century interactive classroom.
We offer numerous classroom experiences in diverse settings: from urban and suburban, public and private, charter and magnet, and STEM and International Baccalaureate focused. We provide multiple opportunities for classroom observations, real-life teaching experience and the option of a year-long residency.
As part of your education program, you can choose to study in Mexico, Great Britain, Guatemala or Spain–or even student teach internationally or in a partner program in Chicago.
In the elementary setting, you will be more marketable by preparing to teach in schools that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—now a high demand in teaching.
Bethel's Education program is a member of a 6-institution collaborative designed to enhance urban teaching and narrow the achievement gap in Minnesota.
Our department provides you with personal attention as you develop as an aspiring teacher.
Faculty become encouraging advisors and mentors as you progress through the program.
Spain Term changed my life. God showed me a beautiful culture and people in need of Him. After graduation, I returned to complete a masters in Spanish and literature, and then taught at a private school in Madrid.–Lauren Borst
Education majors serve as classroom teachers in schools as well as youth leaders, consultants, or in business careers.
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The Board of Teaching governs the teacher licensing requirements for the state of Minnesota. The undergraduate Education program at Bethel meets these requirements.
Bethel’s Education program is part of a Bush Foundation funded collaboration with five other higher education institutions called the Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative (TC2).