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Rebekah Meitler

Rebekah Meitler

Instructor

Contact Information

201B Hoeflin Stone House
785-532-3532
beswa@k-state.edu

Education

  • M.S. in Family Studies Human Services with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Kansas State University (2011)
  • B.S. in Family Studies Human Services with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Kansas State University (2007)

Credentials and/or Certifications

  • Kansas Professional Teaching License, Early Childhood Generalist (2007)
  • Endorsement, Early Childhood Unified, Birth-Kindergarten, (2010)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Child development
  • Preschool (3-5 years) development, care and education
  • Guidance and discipline of young children
  • Social and emotional development of young children
  • Early childhood education curriculum
  • Early childhood teacher education
  • Parent education
  • Parent-child relations

Courses Taught

  • FSHS 313 Pre-Professional Experiences in EC-U
  • FSHS 410 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • FSHS 420 Interaction Techniques
  • FSHS 540-541 Curriculum for Cognitive, Language, Emotional, Social and Physical Development
  • FSHS 598 Mentor-Student Teaching in Early Childhood Unified

Professional Biography

Beka Meitler, M.S., is an instructor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services in Early Childhood Education. She completed both bachelor's and master's degrees at Kansas State University in Family Studies and Human Services with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Meitler holds current teacher licensure through the state of Kansas in Early Childhood Education Generalist and Early Childhood Education Unified. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KAEYC) and serves on the board of the Heartland Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC). During her master's work, she mentored undergraduate students within a preschool classroom at Hoeflin Stone House Early Education Center and taught pre-professional early childhood education courses at Kansas State University.

After completing her master's studies, Meitler worked with infants, toddlers and their families in home settings to support and develop identified needs and individual family goals through Pottawatomie/Wabaunsee Infant-Toddler Services at USD 320. Beka currently teaches the undergraduate curriculum course (FSHS 541) and mentors student teaching practicum students (FSHS 598) in a preschool classroom at Hoeflin Stone House Early Education Center. She also serves as the co-advisor for the Early Childhood Student Association (ECSA) at Kansas State University.

Personal Information

Meitler, along with her husband, Jared, and her two-year-old son, Eli, are avid K-State fans. Both she and Jared grew up in the state of Kansas, making Kansas State University their university of choice. She feels like raising their children and family in Manhattan is an important decision. Enjoying time in the community as a family helps build their passion for K-State and their professional roles. They enjoy outdoor opportunities, time with friends at K-State athletic events and the local library. She says the community and university collaboration is inspirational and assists in building the K-State family environment.