Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina
TEJSC 2023 Summer Edition
TEJSC 2022 Fall Edition
Currently accepting manuscripts for Summer 2023 publication
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Manuscripts accepted for the journal will appear live on the journal page. At the end of the issue's timeline, all articles will be converted to the traditional journal PDF format.
Dr. Suzanne Horn and Dr. Cheryl Morgan, Coastal Carolina University
Ms. Annette Heim, Spring Hill College
Despite teachers’ implementation of research-based strategies, many students fail to make adequate progress. In some cases, this stems from a neurophysiological response that is beyond the teacher’s and student’s control. Drawing on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, unintended findings from a previous study illuminate a larger, deeply convoluted issue that will promote unique conversations in education circles. These findings bear significant discoveries that could alter the trajectory for failing students and elevate the teaching profession.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, special education instruction has been greatly impacted. Parents have faced numerous challenges as educational services became home-based. This study was designed to gather the experiences of parents or caregivers of students with individualized education programs (IEPs) provided home educational supports by their child’s school district during this pandemic. Qualitative and quantitative analysis were completed and the survey results are presented in order to assist educators as they modify and make plans for providing home/online instruction for students with IEPs.
The purpose of this investigation is to examine the usefulness of concept maps to assess course content knowledge for teacher candidates. Participants included undergraduate special education preservice students in a class on differentiation instructional strategies. A pretest and posttest design were used to administer concept maps as a form of differentiated assessment to teacher candidates in the course. Based on the results, the authors concluded concept maps were potentially a useful method to measure student knowledge. Implications and suggestions for future research will be discussed.
The purpose of this paper is to explain how a rich understanding of syntax has the potential to contribute to teacher agency within Science of Reading policies. This paper begins with a discussion of the relationship between the Science of Reading and North Carolina’s Excellent Schools Act of 2021. Next, existing literature related to syntax and literacy theories is discussed. This section is followed by an examination of how syntax is represented in competencies for pre-service teachers and elementary students in North Carolina. After that, evidence-based practices to support syntax are explained. Finally, a discussion of how stakeholders may juxtapose the policies and the strategies is provided.
This mixed-methods action research study examined the impact mock interviews had on pre-service teachers’ perceptions related to professional job interviewing when implemented within a college of education’s early childhood and elementary senior education methods block. Face-to-face mock interviews were added in hopes to enhance teaching methods in the College of Education’s undergraduate senior block and empower future educators toward excellence in the field of education. The results from the study included both quantitative Likert scale and qualitative constructed response survey items. After interpreting the quantitative and qualitative data separately, the researchers examined areas of intersection from the data to distill key findings which are evident in both data sources. The dominant finding outlined the increased confidence level in participants from pre to post survey collection. Based on the findings in this study, mock interviews, when employed with preservice teachers, builds confidence yielding greater self-efficacy when preparing for real-world job interviewing.
As of the fall 2019 issue, the TEJSC accepted 73% of articles submitted.