Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Social, Behavioral & Global Studies
This is a capstone research project to assess the effectiveness of a bachelor's degree in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) in preparing the undergraduate student to become an elementary school teacher. I will be assessing the course pathways in comparison to scholarly research in the field of teacher preparation education. I will be using both Grounded Theory, an inductive theory composed from a wide selection of data, and Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning to review the literature. The methodology I will be using is a composition of research and creation of curriculum. This is geared toward answering my research question of what is the most effective and efficient undergraduate education a student can receive in order to be a proficient teacher. Using the information I have gathered, I will create a Social and Behavioral Sciences undergraduate pathway for future elementary school teachers for California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
Leger, Alicia, "Teacher education for undergraduates" (2009). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 394.