With an online education degree from Bethel University, you’ll have what it takes to advance your teaching career. Discover innovative teaching methods, exciting experience opportunities and a faith-based community of scholars as you develop new skills to become a more effective educator. Created with working individuals in mind, Bethel’s online education programs will offer you the flexibility to earn a degree on your own time while balancing personal responsibilities.

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Bethel is 1 of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction, and 1 of 63 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

Our Programs

  • Master of Education – Generalist
  • Master of Education – Literacy
  • Master of Education – School Leadership
  • English as a New Language – Licensure
  • School Administration Licensure
  • Special Education Licensure

Career Outcomes

Curriculum Director

Curriculum directors collaborate with schools to create educational guidelines that mandate how teachers do their work. They may be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating curricula, recruiting and evaluating staff members, creating long-term strategic goals, serving in consultant roles, and a host of other duties. These professionals earn a median annual salary of $72,708.

High School Principal

High school principals oversee all administrative aspects of a particular high school. They may be responsible for assessing and managing curricula, supervising teachers, establishing and enforcing academic and behavioral standards, ensuring legal compliance, and other related tasks. Those who work in this profession earn a median annual salary of $87,724.

Middle School Special Education Teacher

Middle school special education teachers educate students in sixth through eighth grade who have disabilities. These professionals design and implement curricula tailored to students’ unique needs, closely monitor and communicate with parents regarding students’ progress, and prepare students to enter higher levels of education. Those who work in this field earn a median annual salary of $47,932.

Why Bethel University Online?

  • Accelerated Learning.

    With six academic sessions per year, seven-week courses, and a transfer-friendly credit policy, online students earn their degree faster than ever.

  • Affordable.

    For the third year in a row, Washington Monthly has ranked Bethel University in the top 10 in the Midwest on its annual list of the “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges,” coming in at No. 7 for 2018.

  • A Christian Community.

    Bethel combines academic excellence with a biblical foundation, preparing students to truly impact the world.

About Bethel University

Bethel University was founded in 1947 and is an accredited, evangelical institution located in Mishawaka, Indiana. It is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service. At Bethel, we are committed to cultivating a spirited community of engaged learners who are prepared for service in the real world.


Bethel University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of numerous associations, institutes and councils. Bethel is also authorized by the state of Indiana to operate as a postsecondary institution. Bethel University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as an approved Indiana NC-SARA institution. The education programs at Bethel are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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