Dr. Patricia A. Becker teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level courses in the College of Education and Leadership. She supervises students in general and special education field and practicum placements, serves as an advisor on doctoral students’ committees and co-facilitates the professional development seminar for student teachers. Becker has taught courses in early and middle childhood language and literacy, formal and informal assessment, parents, agencies and transition, early childhood methods, language acquisition and principles of health in teaching (an interdisciplinary education and nursing course).
Her research interests include early language and literacy development, assessment, and instruction, teacher preparation and development and arts integration.
- B.S., Univ Of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
- M.S., Marquette University
- Ph.D., Cardinal Stritch University
Early childhood language and literacy; Teacher preparation and development
"I pursued my doctorate at Stritch because it is a well-respected institution with a long-standing (80+ years!) commitment to promoting literacy and serving the underserved. When I ask our first-year teacher candidates, “What do you think is unique about the Stritch teaching and learning environment?” they respond, “the diverse student population, the small teacher-student ratio and the knowledgeable and caring faculty.”"
- Patricia A. Becker