Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effects of Rurality and Education Deserts on the Four-year Degree Selection of Aspiring Teacher Education Candidates in a Rural Community College Setting
by Sanders, Alice Faye, Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2019, 132; 13898442
Abstract (Summary)

Teacher shortages exist across the nation, with greater shortages in middle school and secondary education (Center for Public Education, 2016). The purpose of this study was to determine the factors and barriers presented to teacher education candidates affecting the selection of their teacher education degrees in a rural community college setting. The research questions were designed to use quantitative survey questions administered to the teacher education candidate population of ABC College. Qualitative interview questions were used to gather data from the Director and Assistant Director of Enrollment Services/Student Development at ABC College. As a result of data analysis, misconceptions were identified regarding the existence and design of Teacher Cadet and Grow Your Own Teacher programs within the rural community college setting. Additionally, data indicated identifiable factors and barriers to the degree selection of aspiring teacher education candidates.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Williams, Julie
Commitee: DeVore, Sherry, Jackson, Amy, Owings, Bradley
School: Lindenwood University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Community college education, Teacher education
Keywords: Rural community colleges, Teacher education candidates, Teacher shortages
Publication Number: 13898442
ISBN: 978-1-392-25663-3
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