Term

Spring 5-3-2015

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Thesis

Degree Name

MALED

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Marcia Rockwood

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Julie Scullen

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Virginia Wold

Abstract

This action research project sought to answer the question: How does instructional coaching impact teacher efficacy in an elementary setting? The research was done in a tier two suburb of the Twin Cities with 24 adult participants. The researcher collected and analyzed quantitative data through a teacher survey with 83% participation. The researcher collected and analyzed qualitative data through a focus group discussion with 6 volunteer teachers and also kept a weekly reflection journal for one semester. Results showed that instructional coaching had a positive impact on teacher efficacy in the elementary setting in which this action research took place.

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