Accreditation and Membership

Bethel University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (; 312.263.0456).

Bethel's graduate education degree programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition, the Minnesota Board of Teaching has approved Bethel's Graduate education programs leading to initial and add-on licenses in various K–12 and 5-12 content areas; initial and add-on licenses in various special education content areas; as well as add-on licenses in Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications and in Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning.

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K12 administrator licenses including principal, superintendent, and director of special education are approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.

The Master of Science degrees in Nurse Educator and in Nurse-Midwifery at Bethel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The nursing programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

The nurse-midwifery program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) (8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; Phone: 240.485.1802; email contact for ACME: Heather Mauer at

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Master of Science degree program in Physician Assistant sponsored by Bethel University. The PA program is also listed as an approved program by the Higher Learning Commission and registered with the Minnesota Department of Education.

The academic program at Bethel University is enriched by its membership and participation in programs of the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Bethel University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.