About Beth Kania-Gosche


  • Saint Louis University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2009

Professional links

Beth Kania-Gosche

Teacher Educ & Certification
214 Centennial Hall

573-341-4692 | bkaniagosche@mst.edu


  • Saint Louis University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2009

Professional links


Beth Kania-Gosche graduated from Southeast Missouri State with a B.S. in English Education. She taught high school English at Ste. Genevieve High School while earning her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Missouri-Columbia. She taught two years at Saint Louis University as an instructor, teaching Reading in the Content Area, Adolescent Literature, Teaching Writing, Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools, Educational Psychology, and supervising student teachers.

Kania-Gosche joined the Lindenwood faculty in 2009 as an assistant professor in the doctorate of education (EdD) program. She revised the doctoral research courses to improve the student experience and graduation rate. In 2010, she became supervisor of graduate research for EdD, and in 2013, she was named assistant dean of accreditation and faculty development for the School of Education, serving until 2016 when she was promoted to associate dean.

Kania-Gosche brings a host of relevant experiences to S&T, including managing national accreditation initiatives, implementing new educator standards and assessments from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, facilitating the creation of new online graduate degree programs, redesigning curriculum portfolios, partnering with area school districts, and statistically improving student recruitment, enrollment and retention.

She is currently president of the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the author or co-author of 10 peer-reviewed journal publications, many focused on the integration of technology into adult learning and assessment. She has presented at national conferences including the Council on Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.


Expertise areas

Instrument development and calibration, surveys and observation protocols
Student teaching evaluation rubrics
First year teacher/alumni surveys
Employer surveys
Assessment of student learning
Curriculum mapping
Educator Accreditation and state accountability systems


  • Kania-Gosche B. & Wilson, D. (2017). Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement through Professional Development. Assessment Update, 5-12. Doi: 10.1002/au.30114
  • Kania-Gosche, B. & Fridley, D. (2017). Missouri EPP engagement helps reshape state report card. Ed Prep Matters. AACTE Weekly blog. Accessed at http://edprepmatters.net/2017/05/missouri-epp-engageme
  • Kania-Gosche, B., Wisdom, S., & Leavitt, L. (2012). They didn't teach them anything!: Learning from each other in K-20. Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education. Hershey, PA:
  • Wang, V.C.X. & Kania-Gosche, B. (2012). Andragogy or pedagogy as a means to improve the workforce? Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce. Hershey, PA: IGI Globa
  • Kania-Gosche, B. & Leavitt, L. (2011). A case study of an intervention to support Ed.D. students in dissertation writing. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2 (4), 17
  • Wang, V.C.X. & Kania-Gosche, B. (2011). Assessing learning via web 2.0 technologies: A dichotomy. International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing, 1 (2).
  • Wang, V.C.X. & Kania-Gosche, B. (2011). Online instructors: Andragogical or pedagogical teaching? . International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2 (3), 12-29.
  • Kania-Gosche, B. (2011). Using an online discussion board to support dissertation writing for Ed.D. students. Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling, and Training. IGI Global.
  • Leavitt, L. & Kania-Gosche, B. (2010). National standards: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Critical Questions in Education, 1(2), 108-116.
  • Kania-Gosche, B. (2009) Using the principles of andragogy to teach writing effectively to graduate students online. In Wang, V.C.X. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Information Technologies and Adult Education

Awards and recognition


  • Global Speaker Series: Juggling Life During the Pandemic Hear Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche discuss the past, present, and future
    challenges of parenting, teaching, working, leading, and preserving
    mental well-being during the pandemic. She will reflect on her
    successes and struggles when implementing research-based practices
    for academic and social-emotional learning, both at home with her
    children and at work as a professor of education courses. As
    department chair of S&T's Teacher Education and Certification
    Department, she will share how her leadership skills were tested as
    she and her team adjusted to constantly changing circumstances.