Individual Courses

Maybe you need a course to qualify for a degree program? Or maybe you're wanting to add some skills. Either way, Bethel offers many courses that are a great option to meet your need.

Take a look at the current course offerings below. Once you're ready, you can register online.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

ABS: Practicum — SPED786

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    For learners who hold a current teaching license and are seeking an add-on license, a minimum seven-week experience working with children who have mild-moderate special education needs in the areas of LD, EBD, DCD, OHD and ASD (the grade level needs to be the opposite level of their 100 hours of clinical experiences leading up to student teaching). The student teaching experience involves teacher candidates in all aspects of programming in a special education setting, including referral review, assessment, IEP development, placement, and instruction in academic and social skills areas. Teacher candidates are expected to demonstrate all standards required of special education ABS teachers. Teacher candidates will also work with other educational personnel (regular and special education teachers, administrators, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, etc.) in a consultative/collaborative manner. Practicum fee: $100, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies. Graded on an S/U basis.

    3 credits

ASD: Practicum — SPED787

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    Complete required competencies within an educational setting for students with ASD. IEP goals and objectives, assessments, behavior plans, communication strategies and classroom strategies will be completed and included in a portfolio.

    3 credits

Autism Field Experience — SPED671

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    Learners will complete required ASD competencies within settings targeting students ages Birth-21, including a variety of educational settings, covering mild-severe ranges of Autism. Evidence illustrating completion of competencies will be contained in a comprehensive portfolio that includes evaluations, IEP goals and objectives, behavior plans, communication strategies, classroom strategies and consultation reports.

    1 credits

Charactrstcs of Mild-Mod Disab — SPED700

6/2/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays from 5-6:59 pm | 2PT
6/3/15 - 7/8/15 | Wednesdays from 5-9 pm | 2PT
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    Overview and introduction to the mild-moderate range of 5 disability categories represented under Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS) including Learning Disabilities (LD), Emotional and Behavior Disorders (EBD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), Developmental Disabilities (DD), and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Definitions, eligibility criteria, characteristics, and contemporary issues of each will be studied. Students who are adding an ABS license, and already have a SPED license, will set up a lesson plan with the Program Director prior to the start of class which covers the course content related to the other disability areas. Prerequisite: Program Director permission.

    2 credits

Data and Decision Making — BUSN605

6/2/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
6/2/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
7/7/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Study of quantitative and qualitative research principles. Learners will develop an ability to effectively evaluate and act upon common types of research reports and data relating to applications in business. The goal is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make ethical and effective business decisions using data.

    3 credits

Directed Study — SPED760

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    1 credits

EBD: Practicum — SPED788

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    For learners seeking an initial license, a 7-week student teaching experience is required. Experience working with children or youth from various grade levels who have emotional/behavioral disorders. The experience involves learners in all aspects of programming in a special education setting, including referral review, assessment, IEP development, placement, and instruction and management of behaviors. Learners are expected to demonstrate all proficiencies required of special education teachers. Learners will also work with other educational personnel (regular or special education teachers, administrators, school psychologists, etc.) on a consultative/collaborative basis. A portfolio including artifacts from required MN Special Education standards, is submitted by the learner culminating their student teaching experience. Graded on an S/U basis.

    3 credits

Expressive Therapies — PSYC613

6/3/15 - 7/8/15 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    In-depth description of expressive therapy theories, research, and practice. Learners will gain an understanding of the neurobiological basis of art therapy and other expressive therapies. Exploration of the benefits of using drawings and other art forms with children and adolescents. Focus is on various interactive learning experiences and art techniques with discussion of applications to various settings and populations.

    3 credits

Human Sexuality & Therapy — PSYC657

6/1/15 - 7/13/15 | Mondays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Exploration of issues related to human sexuality in individuals and couples and how these issues impact sexual understanding, formation, and function. Core helping skills specific to couples in therapy facing issues of sexual dysfunction and individuals seeking to understand their own sexual history, development, awareness, and sexual spirituality. Provision of a broad understanding of human sexuality, including the role of attitudes, values, beliefs, and self-awareness as it relates to the counselor, client, and a range of clinical issues. Applications of cognitive behavioral therapy and emotionally focused therapy in human sexuality. Ethical issues unique to human sexuality and how gender, class, religion, and cultural diversity factors may influence the counseling process.

    3 credits

Internship — EDUC888

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    This internship is for individuals pursuing an Ed.D. internship not included in EDUC885, EDUC886, EDUC887, or EDUC889. Students seeking an administrative license without the required teaching experience will register for this course at one credit to fulfill their teaching internship.

    1 credits

Ldr Formation & Talent Mgmt — LEAD651

7/7/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
7/9/15 - 8/13/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
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    Global thought leadership, current theory, and best practice implementation on building leadership cultures and coaching emerging leaders. Understanding structures and systems that foster talent development, employee engagement, retention, and effective succession planning. Introduction to research, best practices, and formal processes to address leadership competency gaps through individual development planning.

    3 credits

Legal Issues in School Admin — EDUC860

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    Focus is on the legal foundations of educational policy, statutory themes, and case law as they affect the needs of the school administrator in the daily execution of responsibilities and administrative practices. In addition, the learner gains an understanding of the legal basis for the relationships between school districts and federal, state, and local units of government. Learners analyze the processes of dealing with the legal issues and risks faced by academic institutions and administrators, including any current issues in learners’ work environments.

    3 credits

Lifespan Development — PSYC671

7/21/15 - 8/6/15 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Study of the development of individuals from conception through late adulthood. Emphasis is on the familial, cultural, and societal contexts of development as a framework for the understanding of individual development. Areas of development explored are: physical and physiological changes, intellectual functioning, personality development, normative and non-normative transitions, social relations, family development, vocational development, retirement, and death. Focus is on individual differences (taking into account such factors as gender, culture, and class), issues of continuity-discontinuity throughout life, the nature and assumptions of developmental theory, and the importance of developmental factors in counseling.

    3 credits

Managing Conflict Through Dial — SLDR650

6/4/15 - 7/9/15 | Thursdays from 6-7:59 pm | 2PT
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    Transitioning from “dealing with incidents” to leading teams that learn from conflict. Developing personal and professional boundaries when dealing with complex organizational environments. Thinking productively about conflict from organizational, developmental, and spiritual standpoints.

    3 credits

Managing Projects & Qual Initi — SLDR615

6/2/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
7/7/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
7/7/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Introduction to project management theory, issues, and skills associated with project management. Analyze connections between behavior, knowledge, and processes that influence the success of projects in organizations. Assess projects, management, and tools for management based on best practice.

    3 credits

Orgnl Diagnostics and Health — LEAD641

6/2/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
6/4/15 - 7/9/15 | Thursdays from 6-7:59 pm | 2PT
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    Examination of theory and research surrounding organizational structures and behavior. Assessment of organizational health at multiple levels in light of relevant research, theory, and organizational relationships and patterns. Sustainment or improvement of organizational health through leadership techniques that enhance organizational effectiveness and empower individuals.

    3 credits

Private Practice Entrepreneurs — PSYC670

7/6/15 - 7/22/15 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Exploration of clinical, ethical, financial, legal, and business aspects of owning a private practice, including development of business plan that fits with students’ values and vision.

    3 credits

Topics in Leadership Studies — SLDR605

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    Course is offered as an elective, and covers a variety of emerging, transitional, and/or exploratory leadership topics.

    3 credits

Writing Thesis/Project — EDUC790

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    Exploration of a significant educational issue relevant to the learner’s professional involvement through an independent, individually supervised thesis or project. Graded on an S/U basis.

    3 credits

Additional Information

  • All course offerings are subject to change and courses may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Financial aid is available to students who are part of a degree program.
  • Transcripts are required for graduate-level courses.