Teacher Educ & Certification
214 Centennial Hall
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.
Instrument development and calibration, surveys and observation protocols
Student teaching evaluation rubrics
First year teacher/alumni surveys
Assessment of student learning
Educator Accreditation and state accountability systems