Teaches courses in education history, philosophy, and middle school education.
Extensive list of publications in the areas of: stress and burnout in music education; assessment in instrumental music education; and student teaching in music. Frequent presenter at state and regional music education conferences.
Strong advocate for the inclusion of technology in the classroom and the development of hybrid courses.
Education and Training
- PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Music Education
- MEA, St. Ambrose University Educational Administration
- MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Music Education
- BFAE, Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb. Music Education
Bechen, E. (2015). The Solution Lies Within. Professional Development Workshop for Davenport Community School District (Jackson and Garfield Elementary Schools).
Bechen, E. (2015). Epilogue: Moving Into the Workplace. In K. H. Phillips (2nd Ed.) Developing the Choral Music Program. New York, NY. Oxford University Press.
Bechen, E. (2011). Miles, R. (Ed.) Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (Solos with Wind Band Accompaniment). Chicago, IL. GIA Music Publications, Inc.
Bechen, E. (2010). Miniature Set for Band. In R. Miles (Ed.) Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (Volume VIII). Chicago, IL. GIA Music Publications, Inc.
Bechen, E. (2009). Ginger Marmalade. In R. Miles (Ed.) Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (Volume I, 2nd edition). Chicago, IL. GIA Music Publications, Inc.
Bechen, E. (2009). Top 10 Ways to Avoid Burnout for Music Education Students. Conn-Selmer Keynotes: May 2009.
Bechen, E. (2009). Burnout and the Beginning Music Educator. Conn-Selmer Keynotes: March 2009.
Coppola, C. (2009). Avoiding the Pitfalls of Teacher Burnout. Teaching Music, Vol. 16, Number 4, January 2009. (interview)
Bechen, E. (2008). Burnout and the Beginning Music Educator. MENC Collegiate: November 2008
Bechen, E. (2008). Top Ten Ways to Avoid Burnout for Music Education Students. MENC Collegiate: August 2008 Newslink.
More About Dr. Bechen
EDUC 461 The Middle School
EDUC 455 Middle School Psychology
EDUC 432 Observation/Student Teaching
EDUC 301 History and Philosophy of Education
Outstanding Alumnus - October 2003, Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb., College of Arts and Humanities
Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society - April 2002, Indiana State University
Visiting Lecturer - May 2001, University of Transkei (UNITRA) in Umtata, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Stephen Hempstead Senior High School, Dubuque, IA, 1994-1995, Teacher of the Year Award
Clark County School District, Clark County, NV, 1991-1992, New Teacher of the Year Award (chosen from over 1,100 new teachers in the district)
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Association for Middle Level Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
United States Distance Learning Association
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