Gretchen Norland , M.S. » Department of Education

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


Art Teaching PreK-12
Biology Teaching 6-12
Business Education Teaching 6-12
Chemistry Teaching 6-12
Elementary Education Teaching K-6
Elementary Education General Studies in Elementary Education
English Teaching 6-12
Health and Physical Education Teaching PreK-12
Mathematics Teaching 6-12
Mathematics Teaching Middle Level
Music: Vocal Music Teaching PreK-12
Music: Instrumental Music Teaching PreK-12
Social Science Teaching 6-12
Social Science Teaching Middle Level




English Language Learner Endorsement for Teacher Licensure K-6
English Language Learner Endorsement for Teacher Licensure 6-12
Physics Endorsement for Teacher Licensure 6-12
High-Incidence Special Education Endorsement for Teacher Licensure K-12
High-Incidence Special Education Endorsement for Teacher Licensure K-6
High-Incidence Special Education Endorsement for Teacher Licensure 6-12
Speech and Theatre 6-12


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DownloadHEOA Title II

Department Contacts

Gretchen Norland, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Office Department of Education Wallerstedt Learning Center Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8300
Photo of Gretchen Norland , M.S.


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