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Master of Arts

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

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak

Program Director and Adjunct Faculty | lab73285@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Teaching Specialty

Work Based Learning Technology Business Education

Molly Wickam

Program Director | m-wickam@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Areas of expertise

Program management, business education, business capstones, service-learning, marketing


Lisa Bekemeyer

Adjunct Instructor | ldb86486@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Areas of expertise

I am passionate about teaching language through CI (Comprehensible Input) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). I base my courses on these tenants and strive to help my learners gain a variety of strategies for teaching language through content.

John Bergeland

Adjunct Professor | jbergeland@isd12.org | Started at Bethel: 2005

Areas of expertise

Content Area Literacy, Disciplinary Literacy, Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Reading

Cheryl Bostrom

Adjunct Assistant Professor | c-bostrom@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Areas of expertise

My areas of expertise include English language learning, teacher education, educational leadership, academic research and writing, and intercultural communication. I am currently serving as the Director of Higher Education Services with TeachBeyond.

Ken Dean

Adjunct Assistant Professor | kmd78958@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Areas of expertise

Biological Studies

William Kron

Adjunct Instructor | wjk97757@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

Teaching and Learning

Donna LeGrand

Adjunct Associate Professor of Spanish Education | legdon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Teaching Specialty

LeGrand developed and directs Bethel’s Spain Term and works with the World Languages and Cultures education program at Bethel. Her interests include teaching all levels of Spanish, teaching about and applying theories of second language acquisition, and researching reading in a second languag. . . read more.

Jill Martin

Associate Professor of Education | jmartin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Areas of expertise

Martin’s scholarly interests include content area literacy, reflective teaching, and teacher’s use of metacognation. Her teaching specialties include secondary social studies, middle level philosophy and pedagogy, and educational psychology.

Jane Matheson

Adjunct Instructor | j-matheson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Teaching Specialty

Science Education and Assessment

Patricia Paulson

Adjunct Instructor | patricia-paulson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Areas of expertise

Paulson focuses her research on trustworthy practices for learning science, focusing specifically on scientific practices. She has led the GEMS program, coordinates the STEM certification program, teaches Life Science Concepts, Applied STEM Practices, and Science Curriculum and Methods at all l. . . read more.

Abbey Payeur

Adjunct Instructor | abbeypayeur@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Teaching Specialty

I have a decade of teaching experience in literacy that spans the kindergarten through college age groups. Now I use these experiences to mentor the teacher candidates I supervise for the undergraduate and graduate teaching education programs.

Raymond Sperl

Adjunct Faculty | raymond-sperl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Areas of expertise

Instructional Technology Integration; Science Instruction

Danny Swensen

Professor of Education | d-swensen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Areas of expertise

Areas of expertise include mathematics and physics education, education technology, and statistics.

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