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Elementary Education (K-6) Major

Being a teacher is both very challenging and incredibly rewarding. We believe that future teachers educated from a Christ-centered perspective will be better prepared to meet the needs of children in a multi-cultural society whether in public or private schools.


We offer Minnesota state-approved teaching licensure with optional endorsements in communication arts and literature, mathematics, preprimary, science, and social studies. We also offer Minnesota state-approved licensure for grades 5-12 in English, Mathematics, and Social Studies, and K-12 licensure for Studio Art. Students desiring to teach in Lutheran schools take additional coursework for certification by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod.


What Sets Us Apart

Read more about what makes our program unique.

  • Strong campus community
  • Special Education clinical
  • Unique capstone course
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Bethany education majors are trained in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and spend time as an AVID tutor at a variety of grade levels. AVID is a nationally recognized program that provides study skills and college preparation training for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID students are often the first in their family to graduate from college.

Continuing Education Options

Bethany Lutheran College Education Programs are accredited by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).

Education Profiles
Tiffany Preuss
Student Profile: Tiffany Preuss
Hometown: Waterville, Minnesota Where are you student teaching and what ages/grades are you working with?I am currently student teaching in Faribault Middle School. I am teaching...
Ashley Philippi
Alumna Profile: Ashley Philippi (2008)
Ashley works at Columbia Elementary School in Sandy, Utah. She has had the opportunity to teach 2nd, 3rd, and currently 5th grade.
Alumna Profile: Ashley Landru (Schwichtenberg) (2011)
Ashley Landru is a sixth grade teacher at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Public Schools in Morristown, Minnesota.
Alumna Profile: Anna Wiechmann (2017)
Anna is an English instructor at Belle Plaine Senior High School in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.
Alumna Profile: Emily Heintz (2012)
Emily is a 5-6th grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Courtland, Minnesota.