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The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor includes studies in linguistics, education, teaching English as a second language, and courses focusing on other cultures. Students who chose this minor often major in businesseducationnursingreconciliation studies, or biblical and theological studies.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Learn from exceptional educators

Our passionate and experienced professors and have been recognized for their excellence as teachers and for their involvement in their fields. Most recently, the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures presented Associate Professor of Spanish Education Donna LeGrand with the 2017 Emma Birkmaier Award for Outstanding Language Educator—a lifetime achievement award given to outstanding Minnesota language educators. 

Program Distinctives

Approved by Minnesota Board of Teaching

The Board of Teaching governs the teacher licensing requirements for the state of Minnesota. The undergraduate Education program at Bethel meets these requirements.

Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

Bethel’s undergraduate teacher education program is accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System for a period of 7 years, from October 2015 through December 2022. Our teacher education program will seek accreditation under the CAEP Standards in fall of 2022. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers TEAC accreditation. See our candidate performance data (pdf).

Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative

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).

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