Date of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Type

Open Access Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Teacher Education Internship Program (MA/Credential)


School of Educational Studies

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The purpose of this ethnography is to examine my journey through my first full year teaching. The main subjects of this work are myself, along with my 10th grade World History students from Monte Vista High School. Through an examination of my personal history, as well as interviews with students and their parents, I have traced my effectiveness as a first-year teacher, through my ability to meet each student’s needs, as well as the development of relationships with each of my three focus students. Through personal anecdotes and the examination of assessment data, I have tracked my student’s progress throughout the year, noting both the successes and failures of my teaching practices.