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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Counselor Education


The topic of school transitions and school transition programs were examined and reported on. At risk students transitioning from 8th to 9th grade were identified and completed a self reporting survey of 14 questions regarding what they have as academic, social/emotional, and programmatic needs. Eighth grade teachers were also surveyed regarding what they saw as the student's academic, social/emotional and programmatic needs. Survey results concluded that that the identified students lack social and academic support and reported that the students' would like more support from teachers. Students and teachers alike identified topics that would be helpful in a summer transition program, including how much homework to expect in high school, what classes to take, and the layout of the building.