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Linda Probert

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Beginning as an elementary teacher, Associate Professor Probert has taught at Bethel since 1996 in both the CAS and the Graduate levels. Her main responsibilities are teaching Reading Foundations and working with students as they complete their edTPA.

Started at Bethel

1996

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

Probert's initial teaching experience of 15 yrs was at the Kindergarten and first grade levels. She has now completed 21 yrs at Bethel at the CAS and Graduate levels. Her primary teaching responsibilities are literacy (Reading Foundations), Foundations of Education, and working with the edTPA in a few courses. She has also taught a course about Kindergarten education and an interim, off campus course to England. She is 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

  • EDU275 Kindergarten Education
  • EDU236UZ Exploring British Education and Culture
  • SPED620 Reading Foundations
  • EDUC420 Reading Foundations
  • EDUC621 Foundations in Education
  • EDUC595 School-wide Systems Field Experienc
  • EDUC751 Special Education Student Teaching Seminar

Presentations

Probert has 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)

MN Kindergarten Association Board

Hobbies and Interests

Probert and her husband are parents of 4 grown children and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. She loves being outdoors - walking, running, and biking.

Areas of expertise

Probert's expertise is in Literacy for K-2 children, Kindergarten education, and the edTPA. She is passionate about working with teacher candidates as they learn to teach young children in developmentally, active, and creative ways.

Research interests

Probert's research interest is the importance of play in children's school experience.