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Dissertations from 2020

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The Impact of Early College Programs on Transitioning to 4-Year Institutions, Tracie Hope Anderson Swilley

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A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Experiences of Students With Parents as their Principal, Teacher, or Coach, Lori Lynn Brownlee-Brewton

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Mastery Learning: A Mixed-Methods Study of Teacher Efforts Implementing Key Components of the Mastery Learning Framework, LaShay Conley

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Coaching Conversations: Examining Job-Embedded Professional Development Action Research Using Danielson's Framework to Develop Shared Understanding of Effective Teaching Practices, Diana Parnell Dubisky

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Responsive Classroom: A Mixed Methods Study of the Impact on Academic Achievement and Social Skills, Amy Hildenbrand

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Perceptions of Co-teaching in Secondary Inclusion Classrooms, Tori Hill

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Enhancing English Learners' Academic Resilience: A Professional Development/Learning Design Study, Mabel E Lamprea

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Growing a Gritty Culture: A Grounded Theory Study, Andrea Lee Meyer

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Parental Involvement in Middle School: The Parent's Perspective, Brittany D. Orange

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Middle School Parent Involvement: Perceptions in Two South Carolina School Districts, Jessica VanValkenburgh

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Summer Reading Loss: A Program Evaluation on the Impact of a Summer School Program on Reducing Summer Reading Loss in High-Poverty Middle School Students in an Urban School District, Rossi J. Volley

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A Quantitative Study on the Effectiveness of a Rural Magnet School Versus an Urban School Magnet Program in Academic Success and Stakeholder Satisfaction, Shayera Whitfield

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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From the Beginning: A Start to End Analysis of a Beginning Teacher Program, Andrea M. Anderson

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Wisdom Gained in the Superintendency: A study of Leadership Lessons Learned from Retired Superintendents, William Jeffrey Booker

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Impact of Teacher Morale and School Culture on Student Achievement, Meredith Bost

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Phenomenological Study of Middle School Teacher Practices Regarding Homework in an Eastern North Carolina Rural Community, Anna Brooks

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Building Bridges: Connecting to the Classics with Young Adult Literature, Karen Rusyniak Conner

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An Evaluation of the Relationship Among North Carolina Reading Assessments, Sophia Latrell Crawford-Mapp

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The Impact Life Experience Has On Leadership Development, Tawyna G. Daniels

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The Impact of Blended Professional Learning Focused on Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS®) on Teacher Perceptions and Practices, April Dawn DeBord

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The Impact of Planned Purposeful Movement on Student Achievement in English Language Arts, Molly J. Dibble

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Administrator Perceptions of Their Preparedness to Lead Digital Learning Initiatives Through Observing, Modeling, and Providing Feedback for the Effective Utilization of Technology in a Digitally Rich Environment, Kristin L. Edwards

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Bridging the Gap: The Success of Underprepared Students in Developmental Mathematics and Subsequent College-Level Mathematics Courses, Pamela Devone Edwards

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Impact of a Bullying Prevention Program at a Southern Middle School, Shannon Elizabeth Fischer

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A Descriptive Phenomenological Exploration of Resiliency through Math Curriculum Changes from the Perspectives of Elementary Educators, Shanna Good

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Comparing Academic Performance Data of Students in Single-Gender Classroom: Which Gender Benefits the Most, African-American Males or African-American Females?, Daris F. Gore

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The Teacher's Role in Student Engagement, Anita Grove

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A Program Evaluation of the Implementation of Personalized Learning in a Rural Elementary School, Jaime Hembree

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Evaluation of the Implementation of a Secondary Transition Program for At-Risk Exceptional Children in Five High Schools, Karyn Lyndsey Herring

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Why Parents Choose Dual Language Immersion Programs, Darice Irby

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Qualitative Analysis of Adult Perceptions of Their K-12 Grade Retention, Helena Sibyl King

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An Investigation of On Our Way To English®, A Reading Program for English Learners in a Rural Western Region North Carolina Public School District, Regina King

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Cyberbullying and the Middle School Adolescent: Educator Perceptions, Kalani Crognal LaFrancis

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The Effect of a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant on Academic Progression, Attendance, and Disciplinary Incidents of At-Risk Students at a High School in Rural South Carolina, Adam Lanford

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Culture and Language: An Action Research Study on the Impact of Integrating Culture into a Chinese Language Immersion Program, Haibin Li

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An Examination of Teacher Concerns Beyond the Initial Stages of a District's One-to-One Technology Adoption, Elicia Ramsey Massengill

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Identifiable Factors That Influence Teacher Retention in Four Title I Middle Schools: A Multiple-Case Study, Adair Blanton McKay

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The Impact of Teacher Working Conditions and Beginning Teacher Support on the Retention of Beginning Teachers in High - Poverty School Districts, Alfredia Moore

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Parent Magnet School Choice in a Large Urban School District, Catherine Diane Payne

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Early Colleges: The African American Male Experience, Adreian M. Pitts

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Impact of Language Program Model on Third-Grade English Language Learners’ Proficiency in Literacy, Alecia Roberts

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Teacher Perceptions of Formative Assessments on Student Learning in K-12 Classrooms, Stacey Robinson

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A Grounded Theory Exploration of Teacher Grading Practices, Ingrid Rockhead

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The Relationship Between Adolescent Students' Motivation to Read and College- and Career-Ready Achievement, Brianne Elizabeth Schoch

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The Perceived Impact of Relational Care on the Psychological Growth of African-American Males in an Alternative Educational Program in South Carolina, Robert Smalls

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The Impact of Graduation Coaches' Relationship Building Strategies on Student Dispositions and Self-efficacy, Rick Strickland

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African American English, School Demographics, and Literacy Achievement in Reading Recovery, Brandynne Thompson

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Parental Involvement and Access: A Phenomenological Study of Urban High School Communities, Jared Thompson

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Elementary Teacher Perceptions of Eureka Math, Lindsay Harmon Walker

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A Program Evaluation of the Degree Program for Students with Behavioral Difficulties, Gail Whisnant

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Fast Track to Excellence: Impact of English I Acceleration on Gifted Learners' Academic Achievement and Course Selection at the Secondary Level, Camey Whitt

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Initiating Change: An Investigation of Elementary Educators' Perspectives For Implementing STEM Innovation, Jodie Leean Witherspoon

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Impact of Cheerleading on Postsecondary Career and College Readiness in a Rural Community, Rikki Baldwin

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Exploring the Impact of Feedback on Learning Transfer in the Liminal Space for Information Literacy, Natalie Edwards Bishop

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Seeking Significance: An Ethnographic Study of Teacher-Led Professional Experiences and its Impact on Efficacy, Bonnie Coleman Bolado

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Staying Put: An Analysis of Teacher Retention in a Rural, Low-Performing, High-Poverty School District in Northeastern North Carolina, Lakesia Boone

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A Study of Teacher Perceptions of 21st Century Student Learning in a One-to-One Instructional Environment, Laura Michelle Brooks

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Student Perceptions of Teacher Cultural Sensitivity and its Impact on Student Achievement, Mandalinn Marie Browning

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Representations of Black Characters in Children’s Literature: A Product of Histories, Ideologies, Narratives, Depictions, Politics, and Laws, Annie Calloway

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Who is Selected to Participate in Gifted and Talented Programs in a Small Southeastern School District?, Kancy Cleveland

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Why do Girls Outperform Boys in School: A Qualitative Study of Boy-Friendly Teaching, Teacher Efficacy and Practices, Renee Blair Clifford

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A Study of Rigor, Teacher Self-Efficacy, and Student Achievement in Three High Schools in a Rural School District in Eastern North Carolina, Katrina Hannon Cobb

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Optimal Conditions to Support School Climate and Increase Teacher Retention in Middle School Classrooms, Kimberly Taylor Coleman

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The Impact of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Professional Development on Teacher Self-Efficacy, Elizabeth Head Danley

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The Value of Career and Technical Education in Addressing College and Career Readiness and The Ill-Prepared Workforce: A Study of the Perceptions of Community College Administrators and Instructors; District High School Administrators, and Guidance Counselors, and CTE Department; and a Workforce Employer in North Carolina, Kamina A. Fitzgerald

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Did We Get It Right? A Study of Process Fidelity in the Response to Intervention Program, LaShanda Wardlow Foust

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Voices of the Implementers: The Perceptions and Experiences of Educators Implementing PBIS, Jacqueline Nicole Freeman

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Collective Efficacy, Teacher Beliefs and Socioeconomic Status in Title I and Non-Title I Schools, Betsy Furr

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Efficacy of a Summer Math Academy Program to Improve Student Motivation and Student Knowledge and Skills in a Rural Southeastern Community, Danielle Grier

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The Relationship between Administrator Interpersonal Skills and School Climate, Student Learning, and Teacher Retention, Marsha Justice

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Co-teaching in Inclusion Classrooms: An Investigation of Secondary Inclusion Practices, Margaret Erin Keene

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Teacher Perspectives of Their Experiences in a Professional Learning Community and How These Experiences Contribute to a Collaborative School Culture, Kimberly Janette Kelley

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A Study of Staff Development and Teacher Efficacy in Implementing Standards-Based Grading at the Elementary Schools in a Rural School District in North Carolina, Brayton Alan Leonhardt

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An Investigation on Cyber Safety Awareness Among Teachers and Parents, Teresa M. Lester

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Filling the Reading Void: Studying Reading Stamina in a Rural High School through Action Research: A Companion Research Study, Meredith Eubanks Lynch

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An Analysis of the Relationship Between Principal Self-Efficacy and Collective Staff Efficacy in a Rural North Carolina School System, Douglas Ray Massengill Jr

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The Perception of Administrators and Guidance Counselors in Five Rural High Schools of the Ninth Grade Transition Program and/or Strategies, Sheila Vonta McGee-Carlton

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School Culture Survey Constructs and Student Achievement Relationships in Title I K-8 Schools, Carol Hammonds Miller

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Underachievement in Gifted High School Students: Examining School Administrator Perceptions, Lamont Moore

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Exploring a Rural School District’s Freshman Academy Program through Parent and Staff Member Perspectives, Dustin Morehead

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Nurturing Potential: The Impact of Talent Development on Underrepresented Gifted Populations, Sara Newell

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Students with Learning Differences from College STAR: A Case Study, Haley Nulty

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Case Study of Teacher Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Their Current Grading Practices, Shavondra Danyelle Parker

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The Impact of Homework on Students at a Rural High School in the Foothills of North Carolina, Thomas Dean Perry II

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The Relationship of National Board and Non-National Board Certified Teacher Growth Indexes on Standardized Assessments: A Causal Comparative Study, Pamela D. Porter

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Program Changes for Gifted Students and the Impact on Collaborative Efficacy, Trevor J. Putnam

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An Investigation of the Characteristics Successful Executive Directors Perceive to be Most Important in Charter Schools, Jeremy Wayne Quick

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Learning from Failure: An Action Research Case Study on Developing Growth Mindset Through Academic Risk-Taking in an Athletic Training Program, Sarah B. Rabe

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Understanding Video Adoption: An Insider Action Researcher’s Case Study Using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to Facilitate a Community of Inquiry in Online Courses, Emily G. Robertson

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Middle School Teacher Perspectives toward Classroom Practices and Groupings of Academically Gifted Students, Bethany Settlemyre

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Program Evaluation of The Leader in Me in a Rural Elementary School with Emphasis on Hispanic Students, John Shepard

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Teacher Preparation Programs and Motivation Strategies for Student Achievement in Select Elementary Schools, Sharonne Denise Simmons

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Does Teacher Immediacy Matter? The Relationship among Teacher Immediacy, Student Motivation, Engagement, and Cognitive Learning, Jessica Rene Stilwell

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Impact of the Mathematics Curriculum Coach on Teacher Instructional Practice and Teacher Self-Efficacy, Alison Rollins Syverson

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The Alignment of Instructional Practices with Digital Learning Environments, Angela Szakasits

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The Impact of Induction on First Year Lateral Entry Teacher Efficacy, Matthew Tipton

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An Examination of the Impact of a Middle School Transition Program on Student Academic Intrinsic Motivation, Melissa West

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Math I Benchmark Testing: Friend or Foe?, Shelley Gainey West

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Filling the Reading Void: Studying Reading Stamina in a Suburban High School through Action Research: A Companion Research Study, Lindsey Weycker

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Generational Differences in Motivations of North Carolina Public Elementary School Teachers, Alison Headlee Whitaker