Mike Beeth, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Teaching & Learning

Doctor of Philosophy | University of Wisconsin Madison (1993)

Masters of Science Education | University of Wisconsin Platteville (1987)

Bachelors of Science | University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (1978)

Associate of Science | Highland Community College (1976)

Years of P-12 Experience: 10 years teaching high school science

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Science
  • STEM

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: September 2003

Michael Beeth completed his undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point. He then taught high school science courses in biology, chemistry, and general science for ten years in Illinois and Wisconsin. During his tenure as a high school science teacher he completed a Master's of Science in Education degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and attended numerous summer professional development institutes focused on learning and teaching genetics. In 1993, he completed his doctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction (Science Education) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published research on the role of the teacher in creating learning conditions necessary for students to engage in changing their misconceptions in science learning, and what, in addition to the science content, needs to change when students engage in learning for conceptual change.