The Success Factors of African American Males in Master of Arts Teaching Programs

The Success Factors of African American Males in Master of Arts Teaching Programs

Date: May 2014
Creator: Smith, Dantrayl
Description: The problem of not enough African American males enrolling in masters level teaching programs was addressed in this study. This phenomenological study examined the experiences of African American males in master of arts teaching (MAT) programs to understand why they enrolled and what factors led to persistence throughout their program enrollment. Six African American males currently enrolled in MAT programs in the southern, southwestern, and western regions of the United States participated. Data gathered for each participant included an individual, semi-structured interview and a demographic survey. Audio-recordings were used to capture the fullness of the interviews, and transcription software was used to code, analyze, and sort the data to help identify themes. This study looked through the lens of Strayhorn’s graduate student persistence and Albert Bandura’s self-efficacy theories. Factors that influenced African American males to enroll into a program were (a) education as a necessary credential, (b) desire to give back to society, (c) minority scholarship support, (d) making a connection to passion, and (e) desire to enhance teaching skills. External and internal factors were identified as assisting the males to persist within their programs. Academic institutions and policy makers may find the results useful for understanding the unseen educational ...
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[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's Teachers College]

[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's Teachers College]

Date: February 1950
Creator: Columbia University. Teachers College.
Description: Admission record of Harold Leon Breeden from Columbia University's Teachers College. The record includes courses taken by Breeden, grades he received in those courses, the period of his candidacy for a Master of Arts degree in the field of Music and Music Education.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Commencement Program for the North Texas State Teachers College, January 28, 1944]

[Commencement Program for the North Texas State Teachers College, January 28, 1944]

Date: Winter 1944
Creator: North Texas State Teachers College
Description: Winter Commencement program for the 1944 graduating class of North Texas State Teachers College. Printed on the cover are the words, "Winter Commencement North Texas State Teachers College. Friday, January Twenty-Eight. Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Four. At Eight o'clock in the Evening. The Main Auditorium. Denton, Texas." The program contains the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master's degree.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, January 31, 1946]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, January 31, 1946]

Date: Winter 1946
Creator: North Texas State Teachers College
Description: Commencement program for the Winter Commencement of the 1946 graduating class of North Texas State Teachers College. Printed on the cover are the words, "Winter Commencement. North Texas State College. Thursday, January Thirty-First. Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Six at Eight o'Clock in the Evening. The Main Auditorium. Denton, Texas." The program includes the order of service and list of graduate for both the baccalaureate and master degrees.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Revised Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, August 24, 1940]

[Revised Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, August 24, 1940]

Date: August 1940
Creator: North Texas State Teachers College
Description: Commencement program for the North Texas State Teachers College class of 1940, including the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master degrees.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, May 28, 1944]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, May 28, 1944]

Date: May 1944
Creator: North Texas State Teachers College
Description: The commencement program for the 1944 graduating class of North Texas State Teachers College. Printed on the cover are the words, "The Fifth-Fourth Annual Commencement of North Texas State Teachers College. Denton, Texas. Sunday, May Twenty-Eight. Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Four. At Eight O'clock in the Evening. The Main Auditorium." The program contains the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master's degree.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, August 27, 1948]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, August 27, 1948]

Date: August 1948
Creator: North Texas State Teachers College
Description: Commencement program for the 1948 graduating class of North Texas State Teachers College. Printed on the cover are the words, "Summer Commencement of North Texas State Teachers College. Denton, Texas. Friday, August Twenty-Seventh. Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Eight At Eight o'Clock in the Evening. The Main Auditorium." The program contains the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master's degree.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, August 25, 1950]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, August 25, 1950]

Date: August 1950
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Commencement program for the 1950 graduating class of North Texas State College. Printed on the cover are the words, "Summer Commencement of North Texas State College. Denton, Texas. Friday, August Twenty-Fifth Nineteen Hundred and Fifty. At Eight o'Clock in the Evening. The Main Auditorium." The program includes the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master degrees.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, August 25, 1949]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, August 25, 1949]

Date: Summer 1949
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Commencement program for the graduating class of 1949 of North Texas State College. Printed on the cover are the words, "Summer Commencement of North Texas State College. Denton, Texas. Thursday, August Twenty-Fifth. Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Nine. At Eight o'Clock in the Evening. The Main Auditorium." The program includes the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master degrees.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, August 23, 1956]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, August 23, 1956]

Date: Summer 1956
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Commencement program for North Texas State College in 1956. Printed on the cover are the words, "Summer Commencement of North Texas State College. Denton, Texas. Tuesday, August Twenty-Third Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-Six. At Eight o'Clock in the Evening. Fouts Field." The program contains the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master's degree.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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