1986 – M.S.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
1974 – B.S. in Elementary and Special Education (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Ms. Patricia Rippe is Director of Field Experiences for the School of Education at Peru State College. Her primary responsibilities include placing and monitoring practicum students and student teachers. Ms. Rippe also represents Peru State College on the ESU #4 early childhood planning team and is alternate on the Nebraska Council for Teacher Education.
A native of Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, Ms. Rippe earned her bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She earned a teaching endorsement in Visual Impairments while teaching 11 years in Nebraska City at what is now the Nebraska Center For the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. Ms. Rippe earned her Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She taught upper elementary language arts, first grade, elementary special education, computer awareness and keyboarding, and Title 1 Reading for 14 years at Johnson-Brock prior to employment at the postsecondary level. While at Peru State, Ms. Rippe has taken graduate courses at UN-L in college teaching and language development and taught courses in special and elementary education.