Beth Dykstra VanMeeteren, Ed.D.

Director, Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education & Associate Professor, Literacy 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


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