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.

  • All course offerings are subject to change and courses may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required for all graduate-level courses.
  • Additional approval is required for some courses. Approval will be sought after registration form is submitted.
  • Financial aid is available to students who are part of a degree program.

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.

Admin Operations/Personn Admin — EDUC840

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    Major categories and practical actions required to lead the operations of a modern school or district by building on many of the philosophical and contextual ideas from earlier courses or learners' experiences. Development of skills of organizational supervision and management, delegation of authority and accountability, internal and external administrative communications, politics in education, and public and media relations.

    3 credits

Applied Ethics — PHIL660

11/9/15 - 12/14/15 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
11/11/15 - 12/16/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
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    Synthesizing discussion of ethics from the entire MBA program. Learners will explore their own journey from the introduction of ethics, values-based leadership, and faith/work integration in the first course through each course in the program. Learners will again assess their own moral reasoning and develop a plan for integrating these concepts into their future leadership positions.

    3 credits

Classroom Technology — EDUC668

11/9/15 - 12/7/15 | Mondays | 2PT - online course
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    This course will explore various forms of technology that expand classroom learning as well as technology that facilitates communication between teachers and their colleagues, their students, and their students' guardians.

    1 credits

Curriculum & Intr Mgmt — EDUC810

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    Fundamentals of curriculum design, planning and implementation; trends, issues, forces, and ideas affecting curriculum. Synthesizing knowledge gained from curriculum and from professional experience. Cognitive and behavioral issues and theories of learning affecting student performance. Techniques for working with culturally and academically diverse student populations and for managing varied types of student behavior. Implications for staff development.

    3 credits

Foundations in Education — EDUC621

6/14/16 - 8/2/16 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Introductory examination of the profession of teaching with a focus on the forces and ideas that have influenced and now shape education. Areas of study are history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current issues related to education. Course also includes study of student health as well as the role of chemicals in the lives of students, families and schools.

    3 credits

General Teaching Methods — EDUC630

9/29/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Active-learning, activity-centered eperience. Application of various pedagogical theories and methods in teaching middle and high school students through the practice of planning, implementation, and assessment procedures.

    3 credits

Health and Aging — GRTG605

11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Examination of health as shalom, well-being, or wholeness. Normal physical, psychological, and spiritual changes of aging will be addressed. Identification of ways to promote healthy aging and common health concerns of the elderly.

    3 credits

Human Sexuality & Therapy — PSYC657

6/6/16 - 7/18/16 | Mondays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Human sexuality in individuals and couples; sexual understanding, formation, and function. Helping skills for sexual dysfunction and understanding one’s sexuality and sexual spirituality. Human sexuality, attitudes, values, beliefs, and self-awareness, as they relate to counselor, client, and clinical issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy and emotionally focused therapy in human sexuality. Ethical and diversity issues and hoe they influence counseling processes.

    3 credits

Integration of Psyc & Wrldview — PSYC642

10/1/15 - 12/17/15 | Thursdays from 7-9:30 pm | Main Campus
10/1/15 - 12/17/15 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Main Campus
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    Overview and critique of the models that articulate the interface between psychology and Christianity. Focus is on topics central to the practice of counseling within the context of a Christian worldview. Discussion of such areas as the nature of personhood, the nature of evil and psychopathology, and the process of healing. The course has at its core the importance of personally integrating one's Christian faith and the discipline of psychology.

    3 credits

Intro to Theories & Practices — EDUC624

9/28/15 - 11/2/15 | Mondays | 2PT - online course
6/9/16 - 7/14/16 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Focus is on theories and current research on how people learn and how to design instruction. Emphasis is on what we know about how the brain works and what we know about effective teaching and learning strategies. Theories of human development; theories of learning; overview of effective teaching strategies.

    3 credits

Ldrship & Strategic Plan in HE — EDUC842

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    Integration of mission, vision, planning, and budgeting in order to strategically frame leadership challenges in higher education contexts. Exploration of healthy institutional development through effective leadership in areas of personnel, communications, and relationships with relevant constituencies. Reflection on personal vision in areas such as accountability, motivation, and team building.

    3 credits

Leadership and Program Mgmt — GRTG645

10/1/15 - 11/5/15 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Review of leadership and management styles. Styles identified will be applied to various current and potential positions in the field of gerontology.

    3 credits

Leading in a Complex Soc — EDUC827

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    Exploration of the dynamics of engaging differences, including cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, ability, and age differences. Focus on providing effective leadership in pluralistic systems, including creating a hospitable organizational environment and maintaining relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders.Analysis of one's assumptions, beliefs, behaviors, and capacities with regard to differences.

    3 credits

Lifespan Development — PSYC671

9/29/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 5-7:29 pm | Main Campus
7/26/16 - 8/11/16 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | 2PT
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    Development from conception through late adult¬hood. Familial, cultural, and societal contexts as framework for understanding individual development. Physical and physiological, intellectual, personality, normative and non-normative transitions, social relations, family development, vocational development, retirement, and death. Individual differences (gender, culture, and class), issues of continuity-discontinuity, nature and assumptions of developmental theory, and importance of developmental factors in counseling.

    3 credits

Managerial Economics — ECON635

9/28/15 - 11/2/15 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington - hybrid course
9/29/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
9/30/15 - 11/4/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT - hybrid course
7/12/16 - 8/16/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Study of economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. Analysis of the economic forces that influence the business environment. Application of economic tools to illustrate how globalization influences performance, strategy, and policy within firms. Analysis of opportunities and risks in a global economic environment. ^ Prerequisite: LEAD611 or ORGL600.

    3 credits

Managerial Finance — BUSN625

9/29/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
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    Focus is on the financial management of business and includes international and ethical implications. Topics include financial analysis and decision making; financial markets; risk; valuation; long- and short-term financing and investing; and working capital management. Extensive use of cases and spreadsheets is required. ^ Prerequisite: LEAD611 or ORGL600.

    3 credits

Marketing Management — BUSN645

10/1/15 - 11/5/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
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    A demographic and psychographic review of current consumer trends. Review of broadly adopted marketing models. Analysis of marketing challenges in an environment of increasing information, Internet channels, and multiple buyer options. Discussion of various global and ethical issues facing marketers and marketing managers. + Prerequisite: LEAD611 or ORGL600

    3 credits

Methods Online Tching K-12 — EDUC718

9/29/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Study of distance learning theories and best pedagogical practices of online course design and delivery. Use a learning management system to design online course content. Facilitate a strong sense of community and collaboration. Create effective supporting structures, foster effective online classroom management, evaluate student learning, and provide appropriate feedback and assessment.

    3 credits

Neuropsychology — PSYC660

6/7/16 - 7/19/16 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | 2PT
6/9/16 - 7/21/16 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | 2PT
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    Nervous system structure and function, with emphasis on clinical/counseling applications. Includes biological causes of normal behavior, organic causes for behavioral disorders, and drug influences on behavior.

    3 credits

Operations Management — BUSN660

11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
7/12/16 - 8/16/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Changes in operational management, legal, and regulatory issues throughout lifecycles of organizations considering faith, ethics, and Christian worldview. Evaluate organizational efficiency using quality models such as Six Sigma and Lean. Design plans for organizational success (project management steps, outcomes, technology, production, and outsourcing). Distinguish between operational management process and function. + Prerequisite: LEAD611 or ORGL600.

    3 credits

Policy Issues in Aging — GRTG640

9/29/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Major public policies and programs benefitting older persons. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Older Americans Act. Evolving federal, state, local, and individual roles. How laws play out in community. Differential impact of policy proposals on elderly populations, with reference to sex, race, class, and urban/rural differences. Strategies and tactics to influence development of public policy.

    3 credits

Providing Leadership Ed Tech — EDUC713

6/14/16 - 7/12/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Development of skills for taking a leadership role in district technology planning, implementation, and assessment. Role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into learning. Writing plans for the use of technology. Designing professional development activities. + Prerequisite: EDUC711.

    2 credits

Psychopathology — PSYC656

9/29/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm | 2PT
9/29/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 5-7:29 pm | 2PT
9/29/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 5-7:29 pm | 2PT
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    Critical review of theoretical perspectives and current research on the development and maintenance of major forms of maladaptive behavior. Examination of the diagnostic process will also include discussion of ethics, biases, and the reliability/validity of categorization. Discussion of formulations, symptoms, and progression of various disorders will interface with a consideration of appropriate therapeutic interventions.

    3 credits

Reading Field Experience — SPED621

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    A 30 hour reading clinical. Students will practice reading assessment and instructional techniques with students who have mild-moderate disabilities. Reading Field Experience will take place in a K-12 school setting.

    1 credits

Reading Foundations — SPED620

9/30/15 - 11/4/15 | Wednesdays | 2PT - hybrid course
6/6/16 - 7/11/16 | Mondays | Bloomington - hybrid course
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    Covers the major components of reading and the instructional strategies that support the development of literacy for K-6 students including those students with mild-moderate disabilities. The course also provides an overview to the structure of the English language and basic linguistic analysis. + Taken concurrently with SPED621.

    3 credits

Research Methods & Trmt Data — PSYC654

9/29/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 5-7:29 pm | Main Campus
9/29/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm | 2PT
9/29/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm | 2PT
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    Methods of empirical research particularly applicable to clinical and counseling situations, with primary emphasis on evaluation and application of published research. Secondary emphasis is development of skills necessary for completion of thesis project. ^ Prerequisite: PSYC335M (in College of Adult & Professional Studies catalog).

    3 credits

Special Ed Organization Mgmt — EDUC876

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    Students will engage in discussion, activities, and reflection that prepare them as educational leaders to oversee and influence special education organization management. Primary objectives include assisting students in understanding roles that policy and procedures play in school district governance and administration, demonstrating knowledge of statutory regulations affecting special education governance, and understanding various special education administrative models utilized in Minnesota.

    2 credits

SpecialEd Policy, Law, Finance — EDUC875

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    Students will engage in discussion, activities, and reflection that prepare them as educational leaders to implement effective special education programs in local school districts. Primary objectives include assisting students in understanding special education policy, special education law, and special education finance and applying this learning in an educational leadership role.

    2 credits

Spirituality and Aging — GRTG620

11/12/15 - 12/17/15 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Issues such as meaning (and loss of meaning), grief, ambiguous loss, virtue ethics, and wisdom as they relate to aging persons. Examination of ethnic and gender influences on the experience of spirituality in the aging process from a cross-cultural perspective. Models of assessment of spiritual needs will be presented.

    3 credits

Teaching Content Area Literacy — EDUC665

10/1/15 - 10/29/15 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | 2PT
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    Emphasis is on the synthesis of multiple forms of literacy within the content area: reading, writing, media, and critical literacy. Students will weave multiple facets of literacy into their content area, with the greatest emphasis on content area reading.

    3 credits

Technology Applications — EDUC711

3/1/16 - 4/5/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Technology tools (primarily software) for instructional and student use at the K-12 level. Legal, ethical, and safety issues of technology applications in schools. Keyboarding and other computer input devices in word processing and other software applications, including Microsoft Office suite of programs. Emerging technologies and the changing nature of technology.

    3 credits

Technology Curriculum — EDUC712

4/19/16 - 5/24/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Strategies for planning and implementing technology integration (teaching and curriculum focus) at the K-12 level. Role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into learning. Role of technology coordinator in schools. Writing curriculum designed to integrate technology into content areas. Policies and procedures necessary for the use of technology. + Prerequisite: EDUC711.

    3 credits

Therapeutic Art and Play — PSYC621

9/29/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    A focus on techniques in expressive therapies, with an emphasis on art therapy and play therapy. The continuum from client-centered to directive therapy is examined, and the application possibilities based on client needs and the setting are explored. Common themes in children's art and play are identified, and the dynamics of interpretation are considered and applied in light of current outcome research.

    3 credits

Understanding Divsty/Stdn Nds — EDUC663

6/2/16 - 6/30/16 | Thursdays from 5-9 pm | 2PT - online course
7/11/16 - 8/8/16 | Mondays from 5-9 pm | 2PT - online course
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    Discover various learning styles and intelligences that reflect racial, cultural and economic diversity of middle and secondary students. Explore issues that contribute to biases, discrimination, racism, and sexism in middle and secondary classrooms. Study Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.

    2 credits