Beth Pester serves as the Director of Middle Level Education and Student Teaching II.
She joined the Concordia faculty in the fall of 2005 part-time and full-time beginning in the fall of 2009 after serving as a middle and high school science teacher in Lutheran and public schools in Indiana and Nebraska. She is passionate about middle schoolers, and training future teachers to work with young adolescents both in and out of the classroom.
Dr. Beth Pester's Academic Programs
Middle Level Education
The middle level education program at Concordia Nebraska connects theory with practice to prepare graduates to teach grades 5 through 9 in both self-contained and departmentalized classrooms. As a middle level education major, you will choose from among math, science, social sciences and language arts and have the opportunity to add a second subject from those or Spanish, physical education and ELL/ESL, allowing your passion for teaching to connect with your subject-area passions, which you can share with your students.
With a degree in secondary education from Concordia University, Nebraska, you will be equipped to teach grades 7-12, encouraging intellectual and emotional growth at a critical time in the lives of your students. You’ll engage in rich coursework, collaborate with faculty and gain invaluable experience first shadowing a professional teacher and then teaching in your own high school classroom.