Alanna Lienig

Associate ProfessorEducation Department

Dr. Alanna M. Lienig is an Associate Professor in the Education department.


  • District Director of Special Education, MN Department of Education
  • K-12 Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, MN Department of Education
  • K-12 Learning Disabilities, MN Department of Education
  • K-6 Elementary Education, MN Department of Education
  • 5-8 Social Studies, MN Department of Education


Bethel University, St. Paul - Doctorate: Educational Leadership  Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall - Master of Science: Special Education  Martin Luther College, New Ulm - Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education  Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato - Associate in Arts: Liberal Arts   

College Teaching Experience

Bethany Lutheran College,  Mankato - Assistant Professor of Education
  • Education Foundations/Philosophy
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Teaching Math in Middle Level Classrooms
  • Curriculum & Assessment
  • Curriculum & Assessment In Middle Level Classrooms
  • Education Teacher Performance Assessment
  • Student Teacher Supervisor
  • Children’s Literature
  • Special Education Law & Advocacy
  • Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities
  • Special Education Planning
  • Behavior Methods and Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Teaching Science
  • Teaching Science in Middle Level Classroom
  • Classroom Management
  • Capstone
Martin Luther College,  Mankato - Assistant Professor of Education Western Governors University,  Mankato - Clinical Supervisor, Student Teaching Bemidji State University, Bemidji - Adjunct Professor  

Administrative Experience

Lakeville Treatment Center: Christian Family Solutions - Director of Special Services
  • Oversee educational programming for high school students
Minnesota Valley Education District,  St. Peter - Principal & Sped Coordinator
  • K-12 Principal
  • Birth-Age 21 Special Education Coordinator
Redwood Area Schools, Redwood Falls - Director of Special Education Resources
  • BIRTH-AGE 21
Sylvan Learning Center, Director of Teaching - Director of Teaching & Teacher  

Teaching Experience

PreKindergarten Through Grade 12 & Age 21 (SPED)
  • Subjects Taught: Reading, Mathematics, Social Skills, Social Studies, Science, Emotional/Behavioral Support, Technology, Business, Accounting, College & Career Readiness, Music, Choir, Theatre, Dance, and Art

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