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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Educational Administration and Leadership
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The development of new teaching standards for the state of California directly affects the development of undergraduate teachers, their preparation for the educational field and their decision to remain teaching in the field of education. As a result, innovated curriculum has been developed to meet the new standards. One course in particular is the Dean's Team course at California State University, Stanislaus. This study analyzed perceptions of teaching and perceptions of effective behavior elicited by participating in the Dean's Team course, and enhanced the Dean's Team student's decision to continue a career in teaching. Statistical results of case study research (and emails), an interview and survey results suggest that pairing with subject matter and content standards in the college classroom improves student leader skills and abilities to teach effectively in the elementary classroom as well as influencing the decision to remain in the field of education (teaching). Developing and implementing a Dean's Team course within the Liberal Studies curriculum is a way to improve the learning, the future teaching experience of undergraduate students and their decision to remain in the field of teaching.
Gonzales, Susanna Christine. (2012). Graduate's perceptions of a Dean's Team course at California State University, Stanislaus. University of the Pacific, Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted. http://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/85
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