Date of Award

Summer 7-30-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Mahmoud Altalouli



The dynamic of the United States public education system is always changing and a response to those changes is always required. Recent trends highlight a rise in ELL SLIFE students, with a response by teachers that often reflects frustration and confusion. Teachers are unaware of who this student population represents and the challenges that these students face. This group of students are unique and one that needs more attention than most, as they face both academic and social emotion al challenges due to their prior traumatic experiences. Through a culturally responsive teaching approach, the highest possible learning outcomes are feasible. Actionable practices and resources can be implemented by educators to meet the needs of this population.

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