Dr. Bates is the Associate Director of M.Ed Programs and a faculty member teaching in the M.Ed programs. Prior to coming to Concordia University in 2014, Dr. Bates was as Associate Professor and the Director of the Online MAT program at Willamette University and an assistant professor at the University of Utah. Born and raised in Virginia, Dr. Bates attended the College of William and Mary for an undergraduate degree in psychology and elementary education. While working as an elementary classroom teacher, in her childhood elementary school, Dr. Bates earned a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech. She later earned her PhD in teacher education from Michigan State University. Her scholarly agenda includes work in university supervision of field experiences, teacher research and inquiry, as well as effective online learning practices. Dr. Bates is driven by her commitment to high quality, intellectual professional experiences for pre-service and inservice teachers, empowering them in their roles as educated professionals.
Associate Director, M.Ed. Programs Associate Professor College of Education
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