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Online Education

Center for Teaching and Learning

May Term 2021 (May 17-June 4)

Are you a teacher interested in continuing education or professional development? The courses listed below are offered at a competitive, reduced rate of $150 per credit hour, and many allow the flexibility to work at your pace, on your own schedule.  To register, contact Melissa Carlson, associate registrar (316-284-5285). All other questions can be directed to Dr. Brenna Haines, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Bethel College.

The following courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

Introduction to Communication – Christine Crouse-Dick, Ph.D., professor of communication arts

Mexican Immigration and Latino Communities in the U.S. – Jenny Masias, M.A., instructor of Spanish

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology – Angela Demovic, Ph.D., adjunct instructor of sociology

American Migration and Borderlands – Jennifer Chappell-Deckert, Ph.D., associate professor of social work

Chicago 1968: The Whole World is Watching – Bryant Macfarlane, M.A., adjunct instructor of history

Art and Crime – Rachel Epp Buller, Ph.D., associate professor of visual arts and design

Music: How We Listen – Kristopher Hilding, M.M., adjunct instructor of music

Current Topics in Science: The Neuroscience of Music – Dwight Krehbiel, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology

Old Testament Studies: Women in the Hebrew Bible – Karen Robu, M.Div., assistant professor of communication arts

Introduction to Personal Training – Emily Lockhart, M.S., assistant professor of health and physical education

Introduction to Business – Allison McFarland, Ph.D., professor of business and economics

Pathophysiology – Sarah Masem, D.N.P., associate professor of nursing

Restorative Practices in Schools (May 18-21; 1 credit hour) – Sheryl Wilson, M.L.S., director of Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR)

Negotiation Theory and Practice (May 25-June 4; 2 credit hours) – Dan Wassink, M.S., director of the Community Mediation Center at KIPCOR, and Kirsten Zerger, J.D., KIPCOR senior associate for mediation and training, instructors

Click here to see course descriptions.

College Consortium

Bethel College is part of the College Consortium, an online academic course sharing platform. Students at Bethel and several other regional and KICA colleges and universities can enroll in online courses at other consortium schools, with seamless transcript and transfer credit processing. Contact Marcia Miller, registrar, if you are interested in adding a College Consortium course to your schedule.


Brenna Haines, Ph.D. is the general contact for online education inquiries.

Bethel offers a full RN-to-BSN program online. Contact Rebecca Bartell, director of nursing, or Melissa Carlson, nursing admissions coordinator, for more information.

Mission Statement

Bethel College prepares students for meaningful lives of work and service through faith formation, the liberal arts, and practical experience in career pathways.