604 Bethany Teachers in Kansas
Bethany College Education Department Research – 2017-2018
Bethany Education Department’s Administrative Assistant, Ms. Katia Matter, completed extensive research on tracking the college’s teaching graduates, or program completers, and compiled data of those currently teaching in Kansas. Results of the research revealed there were 604 Bethany teachers who are still teaching in Kansas, ranging from the earliest Bethany graduate in 1972 and up to the most recent Bethany teachers hired in 2017. The collected information included the Bethany teachers’ names, the year they graduated or completed Bethany’s education program, the degree they had earned, and the school district and building in which they were currently employed in the state of Kansas.
Bethany College Education Department Research (2017-2018)
Significant numbers of Bethany teachers are spread throughout Kansas. The largest group of 200 is teaching in northcentral Kansas, and 154 Bethany teachers are located in three southcentral areas combined. These regions correlate with several partnering districts that work with Bethany Education Department in the placement of student teachers.
Bethany Education Department plans to extend its research, and involve education majors who choose to participate in the Partnership in Research Scholarship program, in 2018 – 2019. The education program will focus on social emotional strategies, and conduct interviews with Bethany teachers in Kansas, and examine their impact on student learning.
Kansas Board of Education District map (2018) https://www.ksde.org/Board