Education Department Programs

Rachel Moeller, Mankato schools Literacy Coordinator

Dr. Carrie Pfeifer Offers Literacy Training for Mankato Teachers

Photo Gallery   Teachers from Mankato Area Public Schools attend a professional development class at Bethany.   Teachers from Mankato Area Public Schools attend a professional development class at Bethany.   Bethany Lutheran College Professor of Education Dr. Carrie Pfeifer   Rachel Moeller, Mankato schools Literacy Coordinator Previous Next Bethany Lutheran College Professor of Education…

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Art Education Major

Students who seek state licensure for K-12 Art Education will complete coursework for a major in both Studio Art and Art Education.  Students are required to have an academic advisor in both the Studio Art and Education Departments.  In addition to the general education requirements,  Art Education majors are required to take and earn at…

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Social Studies Education Major

Students who seek state licensure for 5-12 Social Studies Education will complete coursework for a major in both Social Studies and Social Studies Education.  Students are required to have an academic advisor in both the History and Education Departments.  In addition to the general education requirements,  Social Studies Education majors are required to take and…

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Communication Arts and Literature Education Major

Students who seek state licensure for 5-12 Communication Arts and Literature Education will complete coursework for a major in both English and Communication Arts and Literature Education.  Students are required to have an academic advisor in both the English and Education Departments.  In addition to the general education requirements, Communication Arts and Literature Education majors…

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Mathematics Education Major

Students who seek state licensure for 5-12 Mathematics Education will complete coursework for a major in both Math and Mathematics Education.  Students are required to have an academic advisor in both the Math and Education Departments.  In addition to the general education requirements,  Mathematics Education majors are required to take and earn at least a…

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Physical and Health Education Major

Students who seek state licensure for K-12 Physical Education will complete coursework for a major in Physical Education and a minor in Exercise Science. Students are required to have an academic advisor in both the Exercise Science and Education Departments. In addition to the general education requirements, Physical Education majors are required to take and…

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K-12 Licensure Opportunities

The education program at Bethany prepares students to teach in a variety of settings with the belief that future teachers educated from a Christ-centered perspective will be better prepared to meet the needs of children in a multi-cultural society whether in public, private, or Lutheran schools. Bethany’s education program provides rigorous and research-grounded coursework that…

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Educational Studies Major

Mission Statement The mission of the educational studies major is to provide an interdisciplinary, liberal arts-based foundation for students who are interested in the field of education and wish to gain some practical experience in teaching, but who do not wish to seek state licensure. Such a major could serve as the entry point for…

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Education Courses

This is a listing of Education (EDUC) classes available at Bethany. These courses are included in the requirements for the Educational Studies, Elementary Education, and Special Education majors and other programs. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

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Special Education Major

A teacher holding the Special Education Academic and Behavioral Strategist license is authorized to provide evaluation and specially designed instruction to eligible children and youth with disabilities from kindergarten through age 21 who have a range of mild to moderate needs in the areas of academic, behavior, social/emotional, communication, and functional performance. These students may…

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Elementary Education Major

The teaching profession is challenging, rewarding, and inspirational, with the opportunity to shape generations to come. Bethany’s education majors can become licensed professionals in a variety of K-6, 5-8, and K-12 programs. The education program at Bethany prepares students to teach in a variety of settings with the belief that future teachers educated from a…

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