Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.


Teacher Development


School of Education

First Advisor

Ramon Serrano

Second Advisor

Kaz Gazdzik

Third Advisor

Ming-Chi Own

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

student engagement, relationships


To inform my future curricular improvements and the teaching methodology I use, is the purpose of this research. Research Questions The purpose of this study was to answer these questions: 1. How can curriculum design increase student engagement? 2. What best practices increase student engagement? Focus of the Paper This paper examines literature to define what is meant by student engagement and examines how curriculum design and teacher practices contribute to increased student engagement. In my search for articles, which support this research, I used EBSCO. I used these descriptors: “secondary education,” “student engagement,” and “teaching practices.” I also used "relationships."



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