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.

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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

ABS: Student Teaching — SPED780

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    EDUC 781 is designed to provide a 10-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. Graded on an S/U basis. May be taken concurrently with EDUC 641 and EDUC 646. Prerequisites: All ABS courses except for EDUC 613.

    4 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

ASD: Student Teaching — SPED781

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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. Taken concurrently with SPED675.

    4 credits

Charactrstcs of Mild-Mod Disab — SPED700

2/23/15 - 3/30/15 | Mondays from 5-9 pm | Bloomington
2/25/15 - 4/1/15 | Wednesdays from 5-9 pm | Main Campus
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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

Collaborative Leadership and — SLDR670

2/25/15 - 4/1/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
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    Explores how leadership takes place between and within organizations, and how leaders can develop networks for shared planning and action. Technology and connectivity as another platform for collaboration and developing and pursuing shared goals. Planning and managing organizational learning and global information flow, in terms of alliances, networks, and partnerships.

    3 credits

Comprehensive Examination — EDUC880

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    Register for this class following completion of the final course. This course includes the comprehensive examination and the portfolio review. Graded on an S/U basis.

    0 credits

Directed Study — EDUC882

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    An opportunity to fulfill individual educational objectives in a specific area of study. May consist of independent reading and/or research, or travel with related study. Designed in cooperation with the program director and the cohort advisor. Register for this course during the semester when the directed study is to be completed. The directed study is for learners completing the Ed.D. degree and not seeking license. The Directed Study form can be found through Blink (Home tab > Forms channel > Graduate School Programs > Graduate Students > Directed Study).

    1 credits

Director of Special Ed Intern — EDUC889

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    A school-based experience of at least 320 hours or 40 eight-hour days to be completed within 12 continuous months. The field experience will include at least 40 hours or one week at a special education administrative unit other than the primary experience of the applicant. The placement is under the joint supervision of a Bethel faculty member and an on-site mentor who must be a licensed and practicing director of special education. This internship may be paid or unpaid, depending on the policies of the host district. Direct experience in administrative duties is required, and a synthesis of learning between the academic program and administrative needs of the host district is accomplished. Note: a separate internship is required for each educational administration license. Graded on an S/U basis.

    4 credits

Dissertation Phase One — EDUC890

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    The doctoral dissertation is the major research project of the degree program that is developed over the duration of the program, beginning with an orientation during the first on-campus residency. Standard doctoral-level academic measurement, statistical, analytical, interpretive, documenting, and writing techniques are required. The courses in qualitative research, quantitative research, and measurement and assessment provide philosophy, theory, and skills support for this component. Topics are developed with the assistance of a dissertation advisor, who will also advise the learner during the development of the dissertation and chair the learner’s dissertation committee. Successful defense of the dissertation is required prior to graduation. Register for this course during the semester in which the dissertation proposal is to be completed. Graded on an S/U basis.

    6 credits

Dissertation Phase Two — EDUC891

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    Continuation of EDUC890. Register for this course during the semester following EDUC890. This course must be completed within seven consecutive years from the beginning of the course. Graded on an S/U basis.

    6 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

EBD: Student Teaching — SPED783

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    For learners seeking an initial license, a 10-week student teaching experience is required. For learners who hold a current teaching license and are seeking an add-on license, a minimum 8-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

Economic Skills Seminar — ECON535

7/29/14 - 7/29/14 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
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    Designed to provide learners with the needed knowledge and skills to enter ECON635 Managerial Economics at the required minimal level of awareness in micro and macro (business) economics. This seminar and the accompanying assessment will help MBA learners assure their foundational knowledge to be successful in the MBA program. Incoming learners to the MBA program may demonstrate their competence by completing this seminar or by completing the sample Economics Assessment. Learners may also choose to complete both the seminar and the Economics Assessment to gain a higher level of confidence. Topics developed in the seminar will include definitions of macro and micro economics, evaluating risk, concepts of supply and demand, and the impact of the global markets on regional products. Enrollment in this seminar is limited to accepted and currently enrolled MBA learners.

    0 credits

Field Assignment — COMM491

8/18/14 - 8/26/14 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Capstone course to integrate and assess communication principles and theories in practical settings. Projects may include the design of a public relations campaign, an ad campaign, marketing research, or survey process. Learners may work alone or in small groups within areas of either for-profit or not-for-profit businesses. Results presented in an expo setting. A portion of course is online.

    5 credits

Followership: Other Side Ldrsh — SLDR660

11/12/14 - 12/17/14 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
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    Overview of the traditional views and attitude toward followers, analysis of different models and styles of followership, and the characteristics of “good” followers. Analysis of relationship between leaders and followers and leadership and follower styles. Exploration of bad leadership, courageous followership, transformational leadership; planning for improving followership abilities.

    3 credits

Global Marketing Mgmt — BUSN646

2/28/15 - 4/4/15 | Saturdays | 2PT - online course
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    Opportunities, strategies, problems, and challenges involved in international marketing. Learners examine major marketing principles and applied strategies to meet present marketplace challenges. Learners develop an international marketing plan or evaluation of a major corporation’s marketing success or failure. Knowledge of cultural challenges and environments are a prerequisite for success.

    3 credits

Global Strategic Tech Mgmt — BUSN631

11/15/14 - 12/20/14 | Saturdays | 2PT - online course
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    Introduction to issues and opportunities associated with managing the technology components of a global enterprise. Course materials cover major technology principles, dilemmas and applied strategies. Learners develop a comprehensive plan to deploy a new technology in their organization or an evaluation of an organization’s technology success or failure.

    3 credits

Ldr Formation & Talent Mgmt — LEAD651

1/6/15 - 2/10/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
1/7/15 - 2/11/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
1/8/15 - 2/12/15 | 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

Leadership Assessment Seminar — ORGL610

8/20/14 - 9/24/14 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | 2PT
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    Examination of the learner’s potential as a leader. Using a series of inventory tools, learners will assess past experiences, present skills, and future goals. This assessment process will provide a foundation for personal reflection and growth, as well as allow for the development of individualized strategies and revisions for leadership. Graded on an S/U basis.

    3 credits

Leadership Theory & Pers Agncy — LEAD611

8/19/14 - 9/23/14 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
8/20/14 - 9/24/14 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
8/21/14 - 9/25/14 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
2/25/15 - 4/1/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
2/26/15 - 4/2/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
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    Analysis of leadership theory and research as it applies to individuals and organizations. Evaluation of personal leadership capacities and the design of a specific plan for capacity increase. Analysis of the relationship between personal faith and leadership service. There is a $300 coaching, assessment, and consulting fee for this course.

    3 credits

Leading Change in Chang World — LEAD631

9/30/14 - 11/4/14 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
10/1/14 - 11/5/14 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
10/2/14 - 11/6/14 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
4/8/15 - 5/13/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
4/9/15 - 5/14/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
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    Forecasting and designing alternative futures for organizations. Understanding organizational change as it relates to mission, strategies, tactics, and structure. Strategic planning and opportunity generation in light of theory, historical trends, environmental factors, and organizational capabilities.

    3 credits

Leading in a Global Environmnt — BUSN675

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    An elective course in which learners will gain firsthand international experience and a perspective on the process of American companies doing business globally. Enables learners to explore international cultures, faith, ethics, and business structure through regulations, laws, exporting, and operations. Learners will view international leadership from multiple perspectives and compare international and American business practices.

    3 credits

Lit Rev Portfolio Completion — ORGL790

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    For students who choose not to complete a thesis or project, the portfolio will include an extended scholarly literature review on a topic of the student's choice. The student will work with his or her capstone advisor to prepare and complete the 25-30 page literature review, not including the reference pages, appendices, or portfolio pages. Graded on an S/U basis.

    1 credits

Managerial Accounting — BUSN615

11/12/14 - 12/17/14 | Wednesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Examination of core managerial accounting concepts and their applications in modern organizations. Exploration of best practices and emerging trends in accounting with a focus on managerial decisions. Research of topics and cases may include ethics, environmental accounting, long-term versus short-term profitability, constraint management, technology, cost structures, and controls.

    3 credits

Managerial Finance — BUSN625

1/7/15 - 2/11/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus - online course
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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.

    3 credits

Managing Conflict Through Dial — SLDR650

1/7/15 - 2/11/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
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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

Operations Management — BUSN651

10/1/14 - 11/5/14 | Wednesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Concepts and analytic methods that are useful in understanding the management of a firm’s operations. Operations is one of the primary functions and disciplines of a firm: producing the products/services and delivering the products/services. Exploration of the problems and issues confronting operations managers and development of language, concepts, insights, and tools to deal with these issues in order to gain competitive advantage through operations. Focus is on the management of processes and its application to both for-profit and non-profit organizations, to both service and manufacturing organizations, and to virtually any functional area of industry.

    3 credits

Orgnl Diagnostics and Health — LEAD641

11/11/14 - 12/16/14 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
11/12/14 - 12/17/14 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
11/13/14 - 12/18/14 | Thursdays from 6-10 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

Portfolio and Capstone Develop — SLDR709

4/8/15 - 5/13/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
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    2 credits

Practicum Extension — EDUC786

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    0 credits

Principal Internship — EDUC886

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    A school-based experience of at least 320 hours (200 hours for those already certified as elementary or secondary principals and seeking K–12 license) scheduled during the second or third year of the program. The placement is under the joint supervision of a Bethel faculty member and an on-site mentor. This internship may be paid or unpaid, depending on the policies of the host district. Direct experience in administrative duties is required, and a synthesis of learning between the academic program and administrative needs of the host district is accomplished. Note: a separate internship is required for the K–12 principal and superintendent license. Register for this course during the semester in which the internship is to be completed. Graded on an S/U basis.

    4 credits

Project Capstone Project — ORGL792

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    The Master’s Project is an academically rigorous, large-scale study that requires the learner to examine a leadership topic and apply it to a real-life issue. The research question is answered through a well-researched, practical approach to this real-life leadership issue. The completed project will be approximately 60 to 75 pages in length, not including the reference pages and appendices, and will be formally presented to the learner’s Capstone Committee. All text and references must be in proper APA style (6th edition). Graded on an S/U basis.

    2 credits

Special Ed Organization Mgmt — EDUC876

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    Learners 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 learners in understanding the role that policy and procedures play in school district governance and administration, demonstrating knowledge of statutory regulations affecting special education governance, and understanding the various special education administrative models that are utilized in Minnesota.

    2 credits

SpecialEd Policy, Law, Finance — EDUC875

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    Learners 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 learners in understanding special education policy, special education law, and special education finance and applying this learning in an educational leadership role.

    2 credits

Student Teaching: E/BD — EDUC782

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    For learners seeking an initial license, a 10-week student teaching experience is required. For learners who hold a current teaching license and are seeking an add-on license, a minimum 8-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

Student Teaching: SLD — EDUC784

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    For learners seeking an initial license, a 10-week student teaching experience is required. For learners who hold a current teaching license and are seeking an add-on license, a minimum 8-week student teaching experience is required. Experience working with children or youth from various grade levels having learning disabilities, from referral and assessment through placement and instruction. Includes opportunities to work in collaboration with other educational personnel (regular and/or special education teachers, administrators, school psychologists) as well as parents. 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

Superintendent Internship — EDUC887

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    A school-based experience of at least 320 hours scheduled during the second or third year of the program. The placement is under the joint supervision of a Bethel faculty member and an on-site mentor. This internship may be paid or unpaid, depending on the policies of the host district. Direct experience in administrative duties is required, and a synthesis of learning between the academic program and administrative needs of the host district is accomplished. Note: a separate internship is required for the K–12 principal and superintendent license. Register for this course during the semester in which the internship is to be completed. Graded on an S/U basis.

    4 credits

Thesis Capstone Option — ORGL791

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    The Master’s Thesis is an academically rigorous, large-scale study that requires new research on a specific topic in the field of leadership. The research question is answered through the thorough review of the literature and original qualitative or quantitative research. The completed thesis will be approximately 75 to 85 pages in length, not including the reference pages and appendices, and will be formally presented to the learner’s Capstone Committee. All text and references must be in proper APA style (6th edition). Graded on an S/U basis.

    2 credits

Worldview, Ethics, Leadership — LEAD621

8/20/14 - 9/24/14 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
2/24/15 - 3/31/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
2/25/15 - 4/1/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
2/26/15 - 4/2/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
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    Explore Biblical, historical, and contemporary ethical frameworks. Explore how one’s personal spirituality and vision of the world impacts one’s leadership. Understand the biblical and theological foundations of leadership. Analyze the nature of ethical issues relating to personal integrity and leadership. Articulate personal foundations for ethical leadership.

    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.