Dr. Kirsten G. Limpert, Professor
"Choose a quality program, such as those from Emporia State University, and don't start it until you are willing to dedicate enough time for learning."
- PhD, Educational Administration/School Leadership, University of Tulsa, 1994
- MEd, University of Minnesota, 1987
- Established an Alternate Route to Teaching program at Emporia State University, 2008-2014
- Created a Master of Education in Teaching program, 2012
- Co-authored a book titled, "Common Sense About the Common Core" in 2014
- Authored 13 peer-reviewed publications
- Gave 26 presentations at state and national conferences
- Taught and served as an administrator for 18 years in Minnesota middle/high schools
- Served as international director seven years for AFCM Bible schools; teaching in Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, and throughout the USA
- Served as a Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Micronesia
Which online degree program(s) do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
- ED 886: Designing Instructional Programs
- ED 887: Developing Authentic Assessments
What types of projects can your students expect in these courses?
Students can expect practical projects they can use in their classrooms/schools. They will develop a curriculum (ED 886) and create various assessments for courses they teach (ED 887).
What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?
They learn how to develop an aligned curriculum with measurable outcomes that meet their state standards (ED 886). They learn how to classify learning targets, create assessment blueprints, and write a variety of assessments to meet the outcomes they teach (ED 887).
What advice would you give to those considering this online education program?
Choose a quality program, such as those from Emporia State University, and don't start it until you are willing to dedicate enough time for learning.
What is the value of this degree?
This degree has the potential to improve the quality of teaching but could also assist them in becoming a curriculum director.
Why did you start teaching?
I loved to learn and always wanted to be a teacher who could get others excited about learning.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons" by Dr. Howard Gardner
Tell us something that your students might find interesting about you.
I was a guest teacher in Switzerland, France, Hungary, and Romania.