Marlysue Holmquist , Ph.D. » 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 for current students and alumni (to renew or apply for a teaching license.)

Contact KSDE website ( for License Applications with instructions, Fingerprint Card Order Form and payment instructions for background checks as well as licensure and Testing Information. Licensure in Kansas will take 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

If you are licensing in another state, please contact that state’s Department of Education website for licensure forms and instructions.

In all correspondence, please include your name, year of graduation, 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

The state of Kansas also allows teaching candidates to pursue licensure in Middle School English, Mathematics, Social Science, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Please contact your adviser relative to coursework designed to facilitate these endorsements.


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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Department Contacts

Marlysue Holmquist, Ph.D.

Professor of Elementary Education Elementary Education Coordinator & Licensure Officer
Office Wallerstedt Learning Center 23 Department of Education Phone: 785.227.3380, x8297
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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.

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