Education

Female education major student with young children

The Bethel Difference: Field work begins your freshman year.

We have a Kindergarten Lab on campus. Our education club hosts local educators and authors. Bethel's professors regularly engage with area school faculty to make sure our programs are meeting their needs.

Education college student with kindergarten student

Kindergarten Lab Classroom

In the fall of 2016, Bethel opened a Kindergarten Lab on campus, in partnership with School City of Mishawaka, giving teacher candidates the opportunity for hands-on learning and observation of real-world application with students right on campus. It's win-win for both the kindergarten students and Bethel students.

 

Accreditations

School principals have ranked Bethel University’s graduates as the most highly effective in the state, and all of our education programs have been granted accreditation through 2023 from National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Read more.

New for Fall 2019

English as a New Language (ENL) is a new major option for teacher education majors. The State Board of Education approved the major on Nov. 14, 2018.

ENL leads to licensure for teaching in the schools.

Majors & Minors

A.A. Majors

Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)

B.A. Majors

Early Childhood Education - birth - third grade (non-licensure)

Elementary Education - K-6

English as a New Language (ENL)

English Education - 5-12

Health & Physical Education - P-12

Mathematics Education - 5-12

Music Education - P-12

Science Education - 5-12

Social Studies Education - P-12

Minors

Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)

Special Education (with dual licensure option K-6 or 5-12)

Master's Degrees

If you want to continue your education schooling, Bethel offers the following degrees:

 
 

Bethel’s Education Department was recognized by Colleges of Distinction as providing programs that invest in student engagement, innovation and critical thinking.

Read full press release on this ranking. 

Faculty and Staff

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James Bennett

James Bennett

Titles: Program Director of Education, Department Chair of Education
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 574.807.7347
Michelle Fish

Michelle Fish

Titles: Assistant Professor of Education
Degrees: Ph.D.
M.A.
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 574.807.7115
Diane Myers

Diane Myers

Titles: Assistant Professor of Education
Degrees: M.S.
B.S.
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 574.807.7094
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