335 East Swensson Street | Lindsborg, Kansas 67456|admissions@bethanylb.edu

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 in-service 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 (ksde.org) 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 www.ets.org.

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.

Photo of Katia Matter

Katia Matter

Administrative Assistant & Licensure Officer
Office Wallerstedt Learning Center, #25 Department of Education Home Phone: 785.227.3380, x8054 Read Biography
Return to top.
Photo of Gretchen Norland , Ed.D.

Gretchen Norland, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education Chair of the Education DepartmentDepartment of Education
Office Wallerstedt Learning Center, #21 Department of Education Phone: 785.227.3380, x8300 Read Biography
Return to top.
Photo of Alan English , M.A.

Alan English, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Education Coordinator of Secondary Education
Office Wallerstedt Learning Center, #23 Department of Education Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8297 Read Biography
Return to top.
Photo of Michelle Barreiro , M.A.

Michelle Barreiro, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Education Coordinator of Elementary Education
Office Wallerstedt Learning Center, #22 Department of Education Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8457 Read Biography
Return to top.

Accreditation

The Teacher Education Program at Bethany College is approved by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and was last accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2013. Bethany was the first private college in Kansas to be accredited by NCATE in 1954. The education department is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in the accreditation process. Thus, candidates can be assured that teacher education at Bethany meets state and national standards for excellence.

Visit our pages: https://www.bethanylb.edu/about/accreditation/