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;
- In-class experiences working with inservice teachers;
- 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
Linda Conley started at Bethany in December 2007 after completing her Associate of Applied Science in health information technology at Hutchinson Community College.
Marlysue Holmquist, professor of education, began teaching at Bethany College in 1995. Holmquist received her bachelor’s from Bethany College and her master’s and doctorate from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Holmquist taught in Los Angeles, Calif., Mt. Vernon, Ky. and Marquette, Kan. before beginning as an adjunct instructor at Bethany College. She served as chair of the Education Department from 2000-2007 and now is the elementary education coordinator and serves as the Licensure officer for the college. Holmquist is the recipient of the Rohm Distinguished Professor.
Holmquist teaches a variety of courses for the Education Department including introduction to teaching, instructional technology, methods of teaching social studies in the elementary school, student teaching seminar and supervises elementary teaching majors in their clinical practice.
She is on Faculty Senate, Assessment Committee and serves as the representative to ACCK (Associated Colleges of Central Kansas) special education committee. In addition she served on the Licensure Review Committee for the Kansas State Dept. of Education and is now the representative to the Regulations Committee for KSDE.
Holmquist and her husband, Tom ’76, farm and ranch in the Smolan, Kan. area. She and her husband were the recipients of the award as Kansas Master Farmers in 2012. Her children are Ryan ‘05, Majkin ‘07 and John ‘14.
Gretchen Norland has served as assistant professor and coordinator of Secondary Education of the teacher preparation program since 2012.
She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education with a Psychology minor from Bethany College. Norland received her Master of Arts in Education Degree from Baker University in Kansas, and is currently working on her Doctorate in Education through Northcentral University in Arizona. Norland taught as an adjunct instructor for Baker University, and has received leadership training and given presentations on differentiated instruction and alternative assessments. She has 32 years of teaching experience in Smoky Valley, USD 400, in Lindsborg, Kansas, and was certified to teach K-9 elementary, 7-12 English, 5-8 History, and 7-12 Psychology. In addition, Norland taught online courses through the virtual charter school in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Norland has been active in the Lindsborg area since 1979 with her involvements in education, Messiah Lutheran Church, and in building community and school partnerships for pre-service teacher opportunities. At Bethany College, Norland serves on the Curriculum Committee, Assessment Committee, Teacher Education Committee, and is Bethany’s Coordinator of Secondary Education representative for ACCK. Norland has been involved in the Kansas Teacher of the Year State Selection Committee, the KSDE IHE/LEA Partnership Committee, and the NCATE Accreditation process for Bethany’s Education Department in 2013.
Norland’s ePortfolio and photos related to the education program can be viewed at http://ProfessorGNorland.foliotek.me/