Beth Dykstra-VanMeeteren, Ed.D.

Director & Assistant Professor
Office Location: 

12 Schindler Education Center


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

Areas of Expertise 

Early Childhood Literacy/Science/Mathematics/Engineering Education

Research Interests 

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

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

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