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Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education

Beth Van Meeteren Ed.D.

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Director: Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education, Curriculum Development & Researcher
College Major: 
BA Social Sciences, MAE Literacy, EdD Curriculum and Instruction
Hometown: 
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Beth Van Meeteren is a veteran early childhood classroom teacher of 24 years with an M.A. in Literacy and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research focus is STEM + literacy integration in early childhood, with an emphasis on engineering. She designs and delivers professional learning and workshops on early childhood integrative STEM. In addition to work that includes journal publications, key note addresses, panel discussions and guest blogs on STEM in early childhood, Van Meeteren has authored two chapters within the book, An Inquiry Teaching Model for Early Childhood: Ramps and Pathways published by Teachers College Press, and a chapter in Lyn English and Tamara Moore's book, Early Engineering, published by Springer. VanMeeteren serves as Director of the Iowa Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education and teaches early literacy courses for the University of Northern Iowa