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Linda Probert

Job Titles

  • Associate Professor of Education
    Special Education (M.A.), Graduate School
  • Faculty
    Special Education (B.A.) College of Adult and Professional Studies

Highlight

My initial teaching experience of 15 yrs was at the Kindergarten-first grade levels. I have completed 20 yrs at Bethel, primarily in the undergraduate education program- with specialties in literacy and kindergarten education. At the graduate level I teach literacy and reading foundations. I am passionate about working with teacher candidates as they learn to assess and teach their own students to read-regardless of the student's age or learning abilities.

Started at Bethel

1997

Education

  • Ashland University - B.S. in Education, 1980
  • University of Northern Iowa - M.A. in Reading, 1987
  • Nova Southeastern University - Ed.D. in Higher Education, 2005

Biography

My initial teaching experience of 15 yrs was at the Kindergarten-first grade levels. I have completed 20 yrs at Bethel, primarily in the undergraduate education program. I have taught courses in preschool education, Introduction to education, kindergarten education and literacy. At the graduate level I primarily teach literacy with a few other courses as needed.  I am passionate about working with teacher candidates as they learn to assess and teach their own students to read-regardless of the student's age or learning abilities.

Courses Taught

CAS and CAPS/GS

  • Introduction to the Liberal Arts
  • Introduction to Education
  • Kindergarten Education
  • Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners K-3
  • Reading Foundations
  • School-wide Systems Field Experienc
  • Special Education Student Teaching Seminar

Presentations

I have presented at several Early Childhood and Elementary conferences on the topics of play, mathematics, and literacy. 

Certificates and Licenses

Iowa Teaching License

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

International Literacy Association (ILA)

Hobbies and Interests

My husband and I are parents of 4 grown children and we are enjoying our first granddaughter.  I love being outdoors - walking, running, and biking. 

Areas of expertise

My expertise is in Literacy for K-2 children and Kindergarten education. I am passionate about working with teacher candidates as they learn to teach young children in developmentally, active, and creative ways. My research interest is the importance of play in children's school experience.