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M.A. in Teaching Faculty

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.

Lisa Bekemeyer

Adjunct Instructor in Teaching (M.A.) | 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.

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak

Program Director and Adjunct Faculty in Teaching (M.A.) | lab73285@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Teaching Specialty

Work Based Learning Technology Business Education

John Bergeland

Adjunct Professor in Teaching (M.A.) | jbergeland@isd12.org | Started at Bethel: 2005

Areas of expertise

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

Katherine Churchill

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education | k-churchill@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Areas of expertise

Churchill is currently writing and illustrating a book on painting activities for intermediate and middle school students. Her interests include acrylic painting and art education.

Ken Dean

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Teaching (M.A.) | kmd78958@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Areas of expertise

Biological Studies

William Kron

Adjunct Instructor in Teaching (M.A.) | wjk97757@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

Teaching and Learning

Donna LeGrand

Department Chair of Modern World Languages, 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 language. LeGrand is on the executive board of the Minnesota Council of Teaching Languages and Cultures and has been president of the Minnesota chapter of the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Languages: Spanish

Jane Matheson

Adjunct Instructor in Teaching (M.A.) | j-matheson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Teaching Specialty

Science Education and Assessment

Elaine McGillivray

Adjunct Instructor in Teaching (M.A.) | emm66492@bethel.edu

Raymond Sperl

Adjunct Faculty in Teaching (M.A.) | raymond-sperl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Areas of expertise

Instructional Technology Integration; Science Instruction

Sarah Tahtinen-Pacheco

Associate Professor of Modern World Languages | s-tahtinen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Areas of expertise

30 Years Experience in Teaching & Research in: Teacher Education, Bilingual-Bicultural and World Languages and Cultures Ed.; Pre-K -Adult, Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Design, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language Program, Development & Evaluation, Faculty Development/Teaching Mentor, and Doctoral/Masters Thesis Advisor

Molly Wickam

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

Areas of expertise

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

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