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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

Work Based Learning Technology Business Education

Molly Wickam

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

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

Faculty

Lisa Bekemeyer

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

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

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

Cheryl Bostrom

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

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

Biological Studies

William Kron

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

Teaching and Learning

Donna LeGrand

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

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 Portugues. . . read more.

Jill Martin

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

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

Science Education and Assessment

Patricia Paulson

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

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 levels. Paulson also teaches in the Ed.D. program.

Abbey Payeur

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

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

Instructional Technology Integration; Science Instruction

Danny Swensen

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

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

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