Education Specialist
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Coordinates: Exploring the Teaching Profession I; Exploring the Teaching Profession II

Jehanne Beaton Zirps is the Coordinator for the DirecTrack to Teaching Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. She earned a PhD in Social Studies Education and Teacher Education from the U of M and an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. She has won the University-wide John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and has been a public school educator for over 25 years, working mostly in highly diverse urban schools as a social studies teacher, instructional coach, and teacher leader.