Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award

5-2021

Document Type

Dissertation

Department

Educational Leadership

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Andrew Lumpe

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Andrew Huddleston

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Jill Scott

Abstract

This mixed-methods program evaluation sought to identify elements of collaboration within interprofessional education experiences and provide suggestions regarding the future implementation of interprofessional education experiences into the identified teacher preparation program. Program suggestions were informed by the perspectives of current teacher preparation faculty, recent teacher preparation graduates, and other professional stakeholders. Other professional stakeholders are those who have a vested interest in a program. Quantitative data, in the form of descriptive statistics, was collected through a needs assessment tool completed by teacher preparation faculty participants and the Texas Education Agency Principal Survey completed by administrators overseeing first-year teachers who were prepared by the identifying teacher preparation program. Qualitative data was collected from semistructured interviews with recent graduates from the identified teacher preparation program who participated in a preliminary interprofessional education experience and have been teaching for one to four semesters. Overall, the findings show a further need for interprofessional education experiences in the current teacher preparation curriculum identified in this study. Teacher preparation faculty and recent graduates desired more robust interprofessional education experiences and identified courses with a field experience component as a natural integration point.

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