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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Study of the Implementation of a Middle School Math Program and Student Achievement, Carla Simmons White

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Ready or Not: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Early College Graduates’ First-Year Experiences, Jennifer Elizabeth Wilson

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In It Together: The Impact of Data-Driven Teams on Student Learning, Collaborative Practice, and School Culture, Marcie Wilson

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The Reading Strategies/Skills within the North Carolina RtA Summer Reading Camp, Leroy Leon Wray

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General Education Teachers' Self-Efficacy to Teach Autistic Students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade General Education Classrooms, Tanya Michelle Wynn

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French and Spanish Teacher Experiences in Teaching Middle and High School Students in One North Carolina School District: A Mixed-Methods Study, Maguy Techer Yancey

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Family and Community Engagement in One High School: Where Perceptions Meet Practices, Coreen Ann Marie Anderson

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Structured PreKindergarten: Is it a Bridge for the Reading Achievement Gap for Hispanic Kindergarten Students?, Carol Hayes Artis

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Making it Matters: Makerspaces’ Impact on Creativity in an Elementary School Media Center, Janet Blair Austin

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Case Study of the Classroom Culture that Impacts Teacher Efficacy of Secondary Level Teachers of English Language Learners, Connie Marie Davis Banks

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Analysis of School Counselor Leadership Practices through the Lens of Bolman and Deal’s Four-Framework Model, Patrice Suzette Banks-Rogers

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Middle School Teacher Perspectives of LDC in a Rural Southeastern North Carolina School District, Adrain Shavonne Batten

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Critical Thinking in the Upper Elementary Grades: A Program Evaluation of Write from the Beginning and Beyond: Response to Literature, Ginger C. Black

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A Study of Student Attitudes and Dispositions toward the Use of the Inquiry Method in Teaching Eighth-Grade Social Studies, Michael George Bolling

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A Framework for Improving Teacher Efficacy in High-Poverty Schools, Shelia D. Burnette

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A Qualitative Inquiry into New Teacher Perceptions of Recruitment Practices of School Leaders in a High Poverty LEA in Southeastern North Carolina, Julian Eldridge Carter

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A Case Study of a Business-Education Partnership through Internships, Dana Blue Chavis

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An Examination of Kindergarten Readiness Perceptions from Prekindergarten Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, and Parents: A Quantitative Study of Kindergarten Readiness Perceptions, Angela Cross

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A Mixed-Methods Study of a Teacher Preparation Program: Preservice Teachers' Perceived Preparedness to Integrate Technology Effectively, Erin Banks Davis

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An Analysis of the Personal and Behavioral Health Impact of a Hybrid Day Treatment Model on Secondary Students, Matthew Davis

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Effectiveness of the Career and College Promise Program in Increasing College Readiness at a Rural North Carolina Community College, Ashley Paris Day

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A Mixed-Method Study of One-To-One Mobile Technology Implementation in Math in a Rural Middle School, Maxie Nathan Deaton Jr

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The Impact of Board Certified Teachers on Student Achievement, Cassandra Yellock Dobson

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Media Coverage of Standardized Testing: A Qualitative Analysis of Newspaper Reports in Four North Carolina Newspapers, Denita Dowell-Reavis

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Examining the Culturally Responsive Practices of Elementary Educators, Rebekah Lawing Duncan

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A Case Study on the Comparison of Fourth-Grade Students’ Mathematics Achievement as Evidenced by the Measures of Academic Progress Assessment: Self-Contained vs. Departmentalized Settings, Adam David Dymond

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A Study of High School Students of Military Personnel and Their Perceptions of Support in a Rural Public School, Eileen Marie Farley

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The Impact of Literacy Coaching on Teacher Efficacy When Employing a Balanced Literacy Framework, Wanda Faye Frederick

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A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project Balanced Literacy Instructional Framework and the Reading Proficiency of Economically Disadvantaged Students, LaTonya Elise Gaines-Montgomery

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Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders: Examining Teacher Perceptions of a Systems Approach Framework to Continuous Classroom Improvement, Pascale Glenn

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The Perceptions of STEM from Eighth-Grade African-American Girls in a High Minority Middle School, LaChanda Nichole Hare

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The Left- Handed Leader: Educational Experiences and Leadership Practices, Rebecca L. Huffstetler

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Program Evaluation: The Impact of an Elementary Afterschool Program on Educating the Tenets of the Whole Child, Jacquelyn Faith Jackson

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Middle School Administrator and Teacher Attitudes towards Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom, William James Kimble

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A Comparative Study of Two Graduation Pathways: Traditional vs. STEM at a Southeastern High School, Chemisi Asha Kogo-Masila

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In Their Words: A Phenomenological Study of the Experience of the Mentees in the Citizen Scholars Program, Margaret Kane Lee

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What Do Parents Really Want? Parent Perspectives on Gifted Education, Ryan McCreary

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A Study of the Implementation of the Free, Potable Water Subsection of the Federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, Jessica R. Mellon

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How Does a Teacher's Level of Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Impact a Teacher's Efficacy in Student Engagement, Instructional Practices, and Classroom Management, Pamela Humphries Merritt

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Elementary Principals and Teachers: Perception Alignment of Leadership Behaviors, Carol F. Montague

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Place-Based Education: A Program Evaluation, Hannah S. Moody

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Differentiation and Technology: A Study of an Elementary School’s Use of Technology in Differentiated Lessons, Kelly Dawn Nelson

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Investigation of Teacher Perceptions of Gifted Education: How Teacher Perceptions Influence the Use of Specific Research-Based Teaching Strategies Tailored to Challenge Learning in AG Students, Ian Robert Olsen

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A Comparative Study of the Impact of Title I Literacy Instruction on Reading Achievement, Jill Starnes Payne

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A Mixed-Method Case Study on the Impact of Career Academies on Student Dispositions, Self-Efficacy, and Behaviors, Jessica Thompson Perry

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A Comparative Study on the Impact of PBIS on Student Academic Achievement and Behavior, Kristin Nicole Pitts

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First-Year Teachers’ Perceptions of their Readiness for the Classroom, Kathryn Elizabeth Pritchard

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The Impact of the Summarization/Paraphrasing Strategy, Frayer Model, and Student Engagement on Reading Comprehension, Yolanda Janiece Reilly

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Teacher Perceptions of African American English and Its Impact on Teacher Expectations, Sabrina Keith Rhoden

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An Exploration on Perceptions Influencing Teacher Retention in Urban School Settings as Gauged by Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Model on the Principal's Leadership Styles and the School Climate, Tamika Danielle Singletary-Johnson

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Uncovering the Truth: A Phenomenological Study of Parent Perceptions about Parent Involvement in a Rural North Carolina Community, Kate Pascoe Smith

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An Examination of the Impact of Induction on Teacher Efficacy, Julie Anne Stanley

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Passion for Teaching: Self-Efficacy of Elementary Special Education Teachers Who Have Persisted in the Special Education Teaching Field for at least 5 Years., Lisa Diane Stewart

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A Study of Teacher Job Satisfaction, Teacher Preferred Leadership Behaviors, and the Impact of the Leadership Behaviors on Teacher Job Satisfaction, Lorna Jackie Tobias

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A Program Evaluation of an Apprenticeship Program using Stufflebeam’s CIPP Model, Oai C. To

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Use of Technology and Perceived Level of Engagement with 1:1 Technology, William Blake Tucker

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Writing Focused Professional Development for Content-Area Teachers: The Effects of Writing Instruction on Content-Area Student Achievement, Amanda Edwards Whatley

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The Impact of Instructional Coaching on the Self-Efficacy of Beginning Teachers in the Facilitation of Student Learning, Shannon White

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Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions of Instructional Coaching, Factored by Experience and Levels of Education, Tina Hicks Whitten

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The Feasibility of Implementing Early College Instructional Strategies and Design Principles in Traditional High Schools as a Reform Model, Shelia Smith Wyont

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Does Presence Matter? A Qualitative Exploration of Whether Principal Participation in PLCs Fosters Teacher Collaboration and Teacher Leadership, Rechel Anderson

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Examining Corrective Instruction with the Balanced Literacy Framework and Middle School Students’ Academic Achievement in Reading, Reynelda Marie Babb-Brown

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The Perceived Impact of Professional Learning Communities on Collective Teacher Efficacy in Two Rural Western North Carolina School Districts, Katie Thompson Bailey

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On the Move: A Mixed-Methods Study to Examine the Impact of Kinesthetic Learning Tables on Student On-Task Behavior and Academic Growth, Natalie Boone

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A Teacher's Journey: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Lived Experience of Beginning Teachers, Wanda Margarette Brubaker

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A Study of the Relationship of Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and the Impact of Common Core Professional Development, Emmitt Terrell Butts

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A Correlational Study of Teacher Efficacy and Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques in a Southeastern Urban School District, Roberta F. Callaway

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Teacher Perceptions of the Impact of the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process on Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Growth, and Attitudes Toward Teaching, Kim H. Case

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A Study of Theatre Teacher and School Administrator Perceptions of Traits, Characteristics, and Instructional Practices and Their Possible Role in Teacher Evaluation, James D. Chrismon

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Examining the Effects of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's READ 180 Program on Reading Achievement and Self-Efficacy in Middle Schools, Amanda Michelle Cox

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Teacher Self-Efficacy, Instructional Practices, and Student Achievement in Mathematics: A Correlational Study, Kristi Lynn Day

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An Investigation of Fine Arts Integration Practices in the Generalist Elementary Classroom, Lori L. Deal-Flynn

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Dig into Learning: A Program Evaluation of an Agricultural Literacy Innovation, Erica Brown Edwards

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Constructive-Developmental Theory as a Framework for Understanding Coaches' Conceptualizations of the Literacy Coach-Teacher Relationship, Nicole Fensel

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Connected Classroom: A Program Evaluation of the Professional Development Program of a One-To-One Educational Technology Initiative in South Carolina, Kelly James Grant

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A Mixed-Methods Study of Student Perceptions of the Transition to Middle School, Danyah McAllister Hill

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A Mixed-Methods Program Evaluation of Two Middle School Mathematics Intervention Programs, Angela Hines

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A Mixed-Methods Study of the Influence of Accelerated Reader on High School Students' Motivation to Read for Pleasure, Cindy D. Hogston

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Program Evaluation of the Direct Instruction Reading Interventions: Reading Mastery and Corrective Reading, Nita M. Jarvis

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Beliefs on Behavior: The Influence of Constructed Beliefs of Discipline on School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Fidelity of Implementation, Elizabeth Baynes Johnson

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Transformative Leaders: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Role of Transformational Leadership and its Impact on Teacher Efficacy, Hunter Odus Jolley

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The Relationship Between Physical Activity Level and Perceptions of Body Image-- A High School Female Perspective: A Convergent Parallel Mixed Methods Design, Nicole Anne Ludwa

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A Case Study of Arts Integration Practices in Developing the 21st Century Skills of Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration, Cari A. Maneen

First Teachers: The Effects of Parental Training on Preschool Skill Development, Beverly E. McAteer

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Perceptions of High School Graduates and High School Dropouts Regarding Early Education Experiences, Lori Ann Duncan Nanney

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All the World's a Stage...The Effect of Reader's Theater on the Reading Fluency Rates, Comprehension Levels and Attitudes of Second Graders, Cheryl Lynn Parker

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An Examination of the Key Factors that Impact the Gender Gap in Reading, Phyllis Pegram

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Providing for the Needs of New Teachers: A Study of New Teacher Induction in a Rural School District in Central North Carolina, Lori T. Powell

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A Matter of Time: The Relationship of Class Length and Demographics on the South Carolina Algebra I End-of-Course Test in South Carolina Middle Schools, Jennifer Addie Ramsey

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A Case Study of Turnaround Principal Identification and Selection in One Urban School District, Kondra T. Rattley

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The Effects of Canine Therapy on Academics, Behavior, and Motivation of Students, Maria Rector

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Response to Intervention: A Program Evaluation of Implementation in a Rural School District, Angela Garrison Rodgers

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An Examination of Elementary Preservice Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching Reading, Michele Miller Schaich

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Factors Influencing Teachers’ Technology Self-Efficacy, Aaron Slutsky

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The Effects of Academic Redshirting Among Third-Grade Students in a Rural Southeastern School District, Christin Smith

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Hit the Floor Running: Assistant Principal Mentoring and Perceptions of Impact for Mentors and Proteges, Tony Stewart

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Instructional Coaches' Perceptions of the Extent to which Varied Professional Learning Experiences Impact their Efficacy, Magdalena Steytler

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Do I Belong? Impact of Positive Psychology Practice Implementation on Teacher Practice and At-Risk Students' Academic Engagment, Amanda Lyn Swartzlander

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Parent Motivation Regarding Dual Language Immersion Programs, Bryan W. Taylor

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A Case Study of the Integration of SmartMusic into Three Middle School Band Classrooms found in Upstate South Carolina, Carla Fowler Tucker