The required curriculum for the M.A. in Teaching comprises a 38–39 semester credit sequence of courses. For course sequence, request a program calendar from the Graduate School.
|EDUC 614||Educational Research 1||1|
|EDUC 621||Foundations in Education||3|
|EDUC 624||Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDUC 630||General Teaching Methods for 5-12 Classrooms||3|
|EDUC 661||Field Experience||2|
|EDUC 663||Understanding Diversity and Student Needs||2|
|EDUC 665||Teaching Content Area Literacy 1||3|
|EDUC 668||Classroom Technology||1|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Methods of Teaching Mathematics, 5-12 1|
|Methods of Teaching Science, 5-12 1|
|Methods of Teaching Visual Arts, K-12 1|
|Methods of Teaching World Languages and Cultures, K-12 1|
|Methods of Teaching ESL, K-12 1|
|Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature, 5-12 1|
|Methods of Teaching Business, 5-12 1|
|Methods of Teaching Social Studies, 5-12 1|
|EDUC 750||Student Teaching Seminar||5|
|EDUC 755||Preparing the Thesis/Action Research Project 1||1|
|EDUC 778||Student Teaching Placement I||5|
|EDUC 779||Student Teaching Placement II||3|
|EDUC 790||Writing the Thesis/Action Research Project 1||3|
Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.
The M.A. 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 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.