Doctoral Level Programs

The Ed.D. degree programs in education will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate and post-graduate coursework.
  • Have earned a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two professional Admission References.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program director upon invitation.

The K-12 Administrator license programs will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit official transcripts (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluations (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and all other completed coursework from the highest level of education (graduate or undergraduate). 
  • Have earned a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two professional Admission References.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program director upon invitation.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.

Education K–12 Programs (for applicants with a teaching license)

The M.A. degree program in Education K–12 will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed.
  • Submit two professional Admission References.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program director.
  • Submit a copy of current or most recent state or internationally recognized teaching license at the elementary, secondary, or K–12 (or equivalent) level.
  • Complete a minimum of one year of teaching experience.
  • Submit a current resume.

Classroom Management: ENVoY

The certificate program in Classroom Management: ENVoY will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of full professional teaching license.

International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

The IB certificate program in Teaching and Learning will consider applicants who:

  •  Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of a national teaching qualification/license or submit proof of a minimum of three years full-time professional teaching experience in a government-approved/registered school.

Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning License

The license program in Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of full professional Minnesota teaching license.

Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications License

The license program in Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree.
  • Submit a copy of full professional Minnesota teaching license.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.

Special Education Programs

  • M.A.
  • Academic Behavioral Strategist K–12 (ABS) License
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders B–21 (ASD) License
  • Developmental Disabilities K-12 License (DCD)
  • Director of Special Education License
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorders K–12 (EBD) License
  • Special Education Concentration

The M.A. degree program and license programs in special education will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript or NACES or AICE evaluation from any school that shows completion of required program prerequisites, if any.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed.
  • Submit two professional Admission References.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program director or enrollment counselor.
  • Submit a copy of current or most recent state or internationally recognized teaching license at the elementary, secondary, or K–12 (or equivalent) level. Applicants without a current teaching license will be considered for admission to the special education program.
    NOTE: Students who become licensed in ABS K–12, ASD B–21, DD K-12 or EBD K–12 but do not have a regular teaching license prior to entering the program will only be eligible to teach in those areas of special education license, not as regular education teachers. Students are recommended to become Highly Qualified (HQ) according to the Minnesota Board of Teaching expectations, but are not required to be HQ in order to obtain a license.
  • Have a plan for completion of prerequisite Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) course sequence. Submission of Minnesota teaching license is sufficient documentation of completion of equivalent SEP coursework.
  • Submit a current resume.

Accepted students will be eligible to begin the program once they have zero liberal arts requirements, as determined by a transcript evaluation at Bethel.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.

Teaching Programs (for applicants seeking an initial teaching license)

  • M.A.
  • K–12 License
  • Secondary (5–12) License
  • Add-On Teaching License

The M.A. degree program and license programs in Teaching will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript or NACES or AICE evaluation from any school that shows completion of required program prerequisites and content area coursework.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed.
  • Submit two professional Admission References.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Interview with enrollment counselor or program director.
  • Students applying for initial licensure (TEAG) and add-on teaching licenses (TEAQ) in Graduate School World Languages and Cultures: Spanish must demonstrate Intermediate-High oral proficiency in Spanish as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (ACTFL).  They will demonstrate oral proficiency by taking an official ACTFL OPIc test and passing with Intermediate-High level proficiency.  Students are responsible for paying for the exam and the costs of sending an official copy of the exam results to Bethel University.

Accepted students will be eligible to begin the program once they have three or fewer content area requirements remaining from the State of Minnesota Content Standards and zero liberal arts requirements, as determined by a transcript evaluation at Bethel. 

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.