When studying education at Bethany, you will receive:
- Small classes with high-quality instruction;
- Faculty and staff who care about student learning;
- Education faculty who have classroom teaching experience;
- Collaboration with local school districts that places you in the classroom;
- Methods classes based on theory and real-life situations.
Courses designed to help confirm your decision about an educational career early in your college education.
Licensure/Certification for current students and alumni
The state of Kansas also allows teaching candidates to pursue licensure in Middle School English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Please contact your advisor relative to coursework designed to facilitate these endorsements.
For questions regarding current licensure and testing, or for alumni who need forms signed for additional endorsements, or for licensing in another state, please contact the Education Department. In all correspondence, please include your name, Bethany I.D. number (if you know it) and a maiden name, if your name has now changed.
Testing information can also be found on www.ets.org.
Art Teaching Pre-K-12
Biology Teaching 6-12
Business Education Teaching 6-12
Chemistry Teaching 6-12
Elementary Education Teaching K-6
Elementary Education Non-Teaching K-6
English Teaching 6-12
Health and Physical Education Teaching PreK-12
Mathematics Teaching 6-12
Music: Vocal Music Teaching PreK-12
Music: Instrumental Music Teaching PreK-12
Social Science Teaching 6-12
English for Speakers of Other Languages – ESOL K-6
English for Speakers of Other Languages – ESOL 6-12
Physics Endorsement for Teacher Licensure 6-12
Special Ed: Adaptive Special Education Endorsement for Teacher Licensure K-6
Special Ed: Adaptive Special Education Endorsement for Teacher Licensure 6-12
Speech and Theatre 6-12
Marlysue Holmquist is a Professor of Education at Bethany College. At Bethany College, Holmquist teaches elementary education methods courses and Introduction to Education. She supervises elementary student teachers. Holmquist is the Licensure Officer for Bethany College and serves on the faculty senate.
She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Bethany College and taught in Marquette, Kan., Mt. Vernon, Ky., and Salina, Kan., before becoming an adjunct instructor at Bethany in 1995.
Holmquist earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and her M.S. in Education and a Reading Specialist degree from Kansas State University.
Gail Konzem has been a Professor of Elementary Education at Bethany College since 2006.
Konzem earned his M.S. in Education Administration from Kansas State University and his B.S. in Education from Marymount College of Kansas. He is certified in K-9 Elementary Education, K-12 Music Education, vocal and instrumental, and K-12 Administration.
Konzem has experience as an elementary classroom teacher as well as an elementary and middle school principal in the Salina, Kan., area.
In 1980, Konzem was appointed an Outstanding Young Educator, Salina Jaycees. Recently, he has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Salina Education Foundation.
Konzem has extensive involvement in the community including: the Catholic Church, committees in Salina, Kan., promoting the Arts, and is a member of Child Abuse Prevention Services Board of Directors (also a past President). He has also recently returned from the Kansas Ambassadors of Music European Tour as a member of the concert choir. He is also a former member of organizations such as ASCD, KAESP, KAMLE, and the Beloit and Salina Knights of Columbus Chapters.
Gretchen Norland ’79, M.A., received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in English education from Bethany and her master’s in education from Baker University. She recently retired from the local USD 400 Smoky Valley district after teaching for 32 years. She has also taught as an adjunct instructor at Baker University. Norland has served a variety of organizations, including the Professional Learning Communities Social Studies committee, the North Central Accreditation Reading Committee, and the USD 400 District Steering Team. Norland is currently serving on the Kansas Teacher of the Year State Selection Committee for the 2012-2013 year.