Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Lisa Murley (Director), Dr. Janet Tassell, and Dr. Antonia Szymanski
School of Teacher Education
Specialist in Education
This paper examines the characteristics of effective professional development (PD). It discusses the change process in a system and how it applies to an educational setting, including teacher practice and student achievement. This study uses a survey, interviews, and student benchmark assessment data to assess the influence of PD on a district. Four main themes surfaced from the research in this study: past experiences mold beliefs and practices, coherence throughout a system clarifies expectations, individualized professional learning leads to authentic change in practice, and professional development influences the entire system.
Teacher Education and Professional Development
Payne, Jettie Pearl, "Professional Development and Its Influence on Teacher Practice and Student Achievement" (2018). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3064.