Dr. John Bedward

Associate Professor of Education

Department Chair- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics<br />Director of Privately Funded STEM Endowment

BSc, Technology Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; MS, Technology Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; PhD, Science Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Dr. John Bedward oversees all STEM programming for the School of Education, Storm Lake, and Online, Site and Graduate (OSG) programs. This includes all pre-service teacher methods courses, STEM endorsements, STEM endowment, in-service teacher professional development, outreach and after school programming. As co-chair of the Northwest Iowa STEM council, John is involved in statewide science leadership initiatives--STEM festivals, curriculum design, science standard implementation, in-service professional development, STEM scale-up evaluation, and school-business innovation. Actively engaged in K-12 STEM and undergraduate geoscience education research--active learning, cyberlearning, laboratory design, model-based reasoning and rural education. John has taught in a variety of K-12 and after school programs. Prior to completing graduate school, John worked extensively in emerging Internet technologies, distributing computing, data centers, Internet Start-ups and the public service.


Secondary EducationEducation EndorsementsElementary Education


Elementary STEM Methods, Secondary STEM Methods, Robotics and Instrumentation Methods, Engineering Design and Programming Methods, Instructional Technology and Innovative Teaching