Bethel provides an opportunity for students who complete a special education license to add a general education teaching license. Students who complete their Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) during their special education student teaching placement will not be required to also complete an edTPA in their general education license area. The required curriculum for a teaching license as an addition to a qualifying Minnesota Special Education teaching license comprises a 27—28 semester credit sequence of courses. The entire course sequence for the special education license must be completed for eligibility for the teaching license.

EDUC594General Methods of Effective Instruction3
EDUC595School-wide Systems Field Experience1
EDUC621Foundations in Education3
EDUC624Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
EDUC663Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2
EDUC668Classroom Technology1
EDUC751Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3
EDUC779Student Teaching Placement II3
SPED620Reading Foundations3
SPED675Consultation, Collaboration & Resources2
Select one of the following:3-4
Methods of Teaching Mathematics, 5-12
Methods of Teaching Science, 5-12
Methods of Teaching Visual Arts, K-12
Methods of Teaching World Languages and Cultures, K-12
Methods of Teaching TESOL, K-12
Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature, 5-12
Methods of Teaching Business, 5-12
Methods of Teaching Social Studies, 5-12
Total Credits27-28

Sample Course Sequence

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Summer Session.

First Year
  SummerCredits
  EDUC621 Foundations in Education3
  EDUC668 Classroom Technology1
  EDUC624 Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
  SPED675 Consultation, Collaboration Resources2
   9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
SPED620 Reading Foundations3EDUC751 Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3 
EDUC594 General Methods of Effective Instruction3EDUC779 Student Teaching Placement II3 
EDUC595 School-wide Systems Field Experience1  
EDUC663 Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2  
Content Area Methods of Teaching 3-4  
Methods of Teaching Mathematics, 5-12  
Methods of Teaching Science, 5-12  
Methods of Teaching Visual Arts, K-12  
Methods of Teaching World Languages and Cultures, K-12  
Methods of Teaching TESOL, K-12  
Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature, 5-12  
Methods of Teaching Business, 5-12  
Methods of Teaching Social Studies, 5-12  
 12-13 6 
Total Credits: 27-28