Date of Award

Summer 2019

Degree Type

Open Access Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Teacher Education Internship Program (MA/Credential)


School of Educational Studies

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Claudia Bermudez, PhD

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The purpose of this ethnography was to examine the elements of my personal goals and aspirations of being an elementary school teacher with the real experience of teaching students within my classroom. Through the lens of an ethnography, and grounded in the research components of culturally inclusive education and, this thesis provides a critical and needed pedagogical approach to how teachers can make a difference in the lives of their students, and in the process learn that they are really the ones being taught.