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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Program Directors & Lead Faculty

Katie Bonawitz

Program Director and Associate Professor of Education | katie-bonawitz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Dr. Bonawitz researched disabilities amidst world religions for her doctoral work. Other research areas include Finnish SpEd, collaboration with general and special education, and transformational teacher preparation. Her special education teaching specialties include history, legal issues, mild-moderate disabilities, consultation, collaboration.

Faculty

Julia Dreyer

Adjunct Instructor | j-dreyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Julia teaches 2 courses in the Special Education program.

Karin Farrington

Adjunct Professor, Student Teacher Supervisor and Thesis Advisor | kkf98786@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Over ten years of professional classroom teaching experience in K-12 Special Education EBD, SLD, and ASD in federal settings I,II,III,IV. Current expertise in the areas of: edTPA training/instruction, SPED student teaching supervision, SPED 608 instruction, and SPED Graduate Thesis advising.

Mary Lindell

Associate Professor | mlindell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

I am interested in practices and interventions that support student success in inclusive environments. I enjoy facilitating general and special education teacher development and partnering with schools to better prepare teachers and serve (P-12) students well.

Peg McCormick

Associate Professor of Education | p-mccormick@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Peg McCormick's interests and areas of specialization include Behavioral Theory, interventions for the EBD classroom, resilient health for teachers, and best practices for the support of international student teachers.

Patti Meras

Adjunct Faculty | p-meras@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

• Curriculum development • Classroom management • Professional development • Research • Writing • APA & MLA formats • English/language arts education • Social studies education • Special education

Maia Miller

Adjunct | maia-miller@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Maia has been teaching in the special education field for 10 years. During this time she has worked with students of all disability areas. For the majority of her teaching career she has taught reading and writing, but has also taught in center-based programs as well as social skills classes for students with autism.

Jan Mrozinski

Adjunct Faculty | j-mrozinski@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Counseling and mental health, teaching students with challenging behaviors, collaboration with outside agencies

Susan Schwope

Teaching Partner Adjunct Instructor | s-tag@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Psychology Mental Health Special Education

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We partner with the Anoka-Hennepin School District to offer you opportunities to work as a full-time float para in area schools while you earn your master’s in special education. This program is a chance to gain first hand experience, get full-time pay and benefits while you work towards your degree, and make connections that will help you build a successful career.

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