Researcher ORCID Identifier

Date of Award

Fall 2020

Degree Type

Open Access Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Teacher Education Internship Program (MA/Credential)


School of Educational Studies

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This ethnography seeks to describe my evolution as a teacher. It begins with my background, past experiences (both in the classroom and outside of it), and initial personal motivation for becoming a teacher. As I began teaching in my classroom this year, I detail my experiences with three Focus Students (all names in this ethnography have been changed to protect their identities) with whom I forged relationships. I include portions of interviews I have conducted with them and their families, as well as demographic analyses of the communities in which they live. I describe my school community, incorporating information gleaned from staff interviews and personal research. I conclude with an audio podcast describing the ways in which I have changed as an educator, and the areas in which I will continue to seek personal development.



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