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Beth Dykstra-VanMeeteren

Director & Assistant Professor, Center for Early Developmental Education
(319) 273-2550

Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education
117 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0616

Areas of Expertise: 

Early Childhood Literacy/Science/Mathematics/Engineering Education

Courses Taught: 

Methods of Teaching Early Literacy; Language Development in Emergent Literacy; Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy; Integrated Math and Science in Elementary; Experiences in Reading: Tutoring; Emergent Curriculum Methods for Primary Classrooms; Children's Literature; Elementary Curriculum

Research Interests: 

PreK and elementary engineering education; integrated STEM and literacy education in early childhood; math games and development in mathematics

Honors & Awards: 

Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching

Professional Affiliations: 

National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Science Teachers Association
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

Ed.D.

Education: 

BA from Northwestern College. MAE from University of Northern Iowa. EdD from University of Northern Iowa