The required curriculum for the M.A. in Education K–12 comprises a 32–33 semester credit sequence of courses, including 23 semester credits of core courses and nine to ten credits in one concentration.

EDUC606Teacher as Leader3
EDUC614Educational Research 11
EDUC616Improving Instruction3
EDUC730Introduction to Differentiation and Responsive Teaching3
EDUC731Responsive Pedagogy for English Language Learners3
EDUC732Culturally Responsive Instruction3
EDUC756Preparing the Thesis/Action Research Project1
EDUC790Writing the Thesis/Action Research Project 13
PSYC635Measurement and Assessment in Education3
Select one concentration from the Concentrations tab9-10
Total Credits32-33

Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

Classroom Management: ENVoY

EDUC745ENVoY: The 7 Gems3
EDUC746Classroom Charisma3
EDUC747Group Dynamics in a Healthy Classroom4
Total Credits10

Educational Leadership Concentration

The courses in this concentration are doctoral level.  Doctoral-level credit is earned and doctoral-level tuition is charged.

EDUC800Historical, Cultural, and Philosophical Issues Impacting School Administration3
EDUC805Principles of Organizational Leadership3
EDUC810Curriculum and Instructional Management and Student Development3
Total Credits9

International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

EDUC771Curriculum Processes3
EDUC772Assessment and Learning3
EDUC773Teaching and Learning3
Total Credits10

Special Education Concentration

Select 9 credits from the following:
SPED600Characteristics of Mild-Moderate Disabilities3
SPED620Reading Foundations3
SPED631Responsive Instruction, Intervention, and Assessment3
SPED641Introduction to Behavioral Methods & Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Special Needs3
Total Credits9

Teacher Coordinator of Work-Based Learning License: Online

EDUC705History and Advancement of Work-Based Learning3
EDUC707Designing School-Based Instruction for Work-Based Learning3
EDUC709Implementing and Monitoring Work-Based Learning3
Total Credits9

Technology for Educators: Online

Select 9 credits from the following:
EDUC711Technology Applications for K-12 Schools3
EDUC712Technology Curriculum Integration for K-12 Schools3
EDUC713Providing Leadership in Educational Technology for K-12 Schools2
EDUC715Practicum for Teachers of Computers, Keyboarding, and Related Technology for K-12 Schools1
EDUC718Methods of Online Teaching for K-123
Total Credits9

At times the program director is able to build a customized concentration for students. This may include courses from multiple concentrations and/or transfer work from other institutions.

Sample Course Sequence

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Summer Session. Concentration courses will occur at different times depending on the concentration chosen.

First Year
  EDUC606 Teacher as Leader3
Second Year
EDUC614 Educational Research1EDUC730 Introduction to Differentiation and Responsive Teaching3EDUC756 Preparing the Thesis/Action Research Project1
EDUC616 Improving Instruction3EDUC732 Culturally Responsive Instruction3Concentration course 3
PSYC635 Measurement and Assessment in Education3EDUC731 Responsive Pedagogy for English Language Learners3 
 7 9 4
Third Year
Concentration courses 6-7EDUC790 Writing the Thesis/Action Research Project3 
 6-7 3 
Total Credits: 32-33