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Teaching and Learning Ed.S. ALL STARS

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The Ed.S. in Teaching and Learning All Stars are students who have been recognized for outstanding achievement in the program. The honor reflects a commitment of time, dedication, and a high degree of academic writing to complete the capstone project in the program – the Problem of Practice.

Ed.S. students in Teaching and Learning undertake capstone projects to improve practice by solving problems and contributing to improved curriculum and instructional performance. To do this, they inquire into and analyze the nature and dimensions of a problem and establish that there is a difference between the present and the ideal state, then build a case for improvements and make persuasive recommendations for action. Once students identify their problem of practice, the form of disciplined inquiry translates into an instructional development plan of improvement targets (goals) and finalized in a substantial thesis.

Spring 2023 ALL STARS

Student NameProblem of Practice Thesis
Ashlee BrownAn Analysis of Science Education in Elementary Classrooms
Sarah CrapseClosing the Achievement Gap in Reading by Teaching with a Diverse Representation of Literature in the Elementary Classroom
Charity DobbsExploring the Inability to Comprehend Critically in Fifth Grade
Abbey HaysClosing the Achievement Gap with English Language Learners and Mathematics Curriculum
Trey KirklandAn Analysis of Student Reading Comprehension and Agriculture Education
Lindsey LothridgeThe Common Core and its Impact on Mathematical Manipulatives
Toni WaltonAddressing the Literacy Gaps in Elementary Education
Tiffany BatesPromoting the Reading Fluency and Comprehension Skills of English Language Learners
L. Melissa MoreauAn Analysis of Classroom Size and ELA Performance
Melissa NixAn Analysis of Student Engagement on Math Performance and Third Grade Curriculum
Felica WilliamsImportance of Phonemic Awareness to Promote Literacy Proficiency
Mary Edwards
Comparing Special Education Law and the Curricula and Assessments
Used for Students with Disabilities
Sajumol SharfudeenStandardized Testing for Students with Disabilities: An Inaccurate Measure of Growth
Margaret DouglasUsing Assistive Technology Devices to Bridge Gaps Between Special Education Students and General Education Curriculum
Claire HillardFull Inclusion and Its Implications on Student Needs
Julia CheavesThe Mismanagement of Title I Funds Promotes the Problem of Low Student Achievement
Spring 2023 Teaching and Learning Ed.S. All Stars

Last updated: 4/26/2023