School of Education & Exercise Science

Few things are more rewarding for a teacher than seeing the triumph on the face of a student when he or she understands a concept. Not only will you experience this feeling first-hand, but you will learn how to create a spark of your own.

The School of Education and Exercise Science at Buena Vista University offers programs in teacher education and exercise science. Upon successful completion of a current teacher education program or exercise science program, you may be eligible for certification by the State of Iowa to teach appropriate coursework in elementary and secondary schools.

Few professions offer college students greater opportunities for significant contributions to the future than those in education. In addition, the skills of a teacher are applicable to other professions. Industry, business and government hire teachers because of their ability to communicate effectively, plan, organize and deliver. A teaching background opens the doors to a variety of exciting options.

Programs & Majors

Elementary Education Major / Teaching Licensure
Health Education/Exercise Science Minor / Teaching Licensure
Secondary Education Major / Teaching Licensure
Special Education Major / Teaching Licensure
Educational Studies Major / Minor
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Major
Physical Education and Coaching Major / Minor / Teaching Licensure
Rehabilitation Health Sciences Major
Additional Endorsements Teaching Licensure

“The school of education provides students with personalized advising and continuous support by a faculty member in their major area throughout the four year journey. I have had the opportunity to personally work with students in the TESL program and foster tremendous growth in our students as they make the transition from being a student in the classroom to becoming an educator.”

Brittany Garling

School of Education & Exercise Science Faculty

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Dr. Annamaria Formichella Elsden

Interim Dean, School of Education & Exercise Science

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Roberta  Hersom

Roberta Hersom

Assistant Dean, School of Education & Exercise Science

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Shinichiro  Sugiura

Dr. Shinichiro Sugiura

Assistant Dean of Exercise Science / Athletic Training Program Director

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Pamina  Abkowitz is not available. Coming soon.

Dr. Pamina Abkowitz

Assistant Professor of Special Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Casey  Baker

Mrs. Casey Baker

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Amy  Barth

Dr. Amy Barth

Assistant Professor of Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   John  Bedward

Dr. John Bedward

Assistant Professor of Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Lisa  Bengtson

Lisa Bengtson

Clinical Education Coordinator/Instructor

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Janet  Berry

Ms. Janet Berry

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Erica  Boettcher

Mrs. Erica Boettcher

Instructor of Special Education

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Heather  Cary is not available. Coming soon.

Heather Cary

Instructor of Education- ESSI

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Shaley  Cullen

Shaley Cullen

Instructor of Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Lucas  DeWitt

Lucas DeWitt

Program Director for TLCI and Special Education (ESSI)

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Grace  Eason is not available. Coming soon.

Dr. Grace Eason

Professor of Environmental & Science Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   James  Farnsworth

James Farnsworth

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Callè  Friesen

Dr. Callè Friesen

Assistant Professor of Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Brittany  Garling

Dr. Brittany Garling

Assistant Professor of Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Ivy  Garmon

Ivy Garmon

Instructor- ESSI

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Leslie  Haas

Dr. Leslie Haas

Assistant Professor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Ashley  Heiberger

Ashley Heiberger

Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Mark  Hopkins

Mr. Mark Hopkins

Assistant Professor Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Michelle  Huntress

Michelle Huntress

Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

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Pennie Klepper

Instructor of Education- STEM

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Robbie  Ludy

Dr. Robbie Ludy

Professor of Special Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Dominic  Morales

Mr. Dominic Morales

Assistant Athletic Trainer

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Jennifer  Redenius is not available. Coming soon.

Jennifer Redenius

Instructor of Education- Education Foundations

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Melissa  Regelstad

Melissa Regelstad

Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Jamie  Schoenherr

Jamie Schoenherr

Instructor of Exercise Science

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Jill  Siefken is not available. Coming soon.

Jill Siefken

Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Jessy  Smith is not available. Coming soon.

Jessy Smith

Instructor of Education- Physical Education

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Daniel  Strohmyer

Dr. Daniel Strohmyer

Director & Asst. Professor M.Ed. Program

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Karin  Strohmyer

Dr. Karin Strohmyer

Assistant Professor of Special Education

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Jacalyn  Swink is not available. Coming soon.

Jacalyn Swink

Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Jill  Tussey is not available. Coming soon.

Dr. Jill Tussey

Assistant Professor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Alaina  Tuttle

Alaina Tuttle

Instructor of Education- TESL

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Alissa  Underfer is not available. Coming soon.

Dr. Alissa Underfer

Instructor of Education- ESSI

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Heidi  Vasher

Heidi Vasher

Instructor of Education- Education Foundations

!faculty.salutation.selectValue   Taylor  Weuve

Taylor Weuve

Assistant Athletic Trainer

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Robert  Williams is not available. Coming soon.

Robert Williams

Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

A photo of !faculty.salutation.selectValue Tessa  Yackle is not available. Coming soon.

Tessa Yackle

Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

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