Dr. Brittany Garling

Assistant Professor of Education

Chair of the TESL Department

BA Spanish and Secondary Education, Wartburg College

MA Foreign language Education and ESL, University of Iowa

PhD Foreign Language Education and ESL University of Iowa


As a former High School Spanish and K-12 ESL educator, Dr. Garling is an engaged member of the Iowa Culture and Language (ICLC) organization, the Iowa World Language Association, the American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) organization. Dr. Garling currently serves as the chair of the TESL Department overseeing all TESL programming for the School of Education, Storm Lake, Online, Site and Graduate (OSG) programs. This includes all pre-service teacher methods courses for both TESL and foreign languages, TESL endorsements, TESL master's degree. Research interests include foreign language teachers' use of technology in the K-12 setting, the barriers ESL students deal with while entering the K-12 setting, and meeting the needs of the growing demands of ESL education within the state of Iowa.


Education EndorsementsSecondary Education


University Seminar, Secondary Foreign Language Methods, Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Methods, Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching English as a Second Language Field Experience, and Secondary Foreign Language Field Experience.