Date of Award

January 2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Curriculum & Instruction

First Advisor

Janet Alsup

Committee Member 1

Yukiko Maeda

Committee Member 2

Tara S Johnson

Committee Member 3

Judith Lysaker


This study’s purpose was twofold. First, I sought to understand and document the experience of co-teaching as a student teacher as it is currently being conducted by universities in the State of Indiana. Secondly, I desired to understand how the documented experiences impact a pre-service student teacher’s developing sense of self-efficacy related to teaching. Therefore, this work presents the results of a mixed-methods study addressing the research questions: