- Year 2019
- NSF Award #1439751
- Registration Current Noyce Scholar
- First Name Aaliyah
- Last Name Buckholts
- Discipline Biology, Engineering, Math
- Institution Savannah State University
This study was aimed at assessing Mathematics, Biology and Engineering Technology teacher preparation programs at the secondary level on curricula, teaching and learning and on attitudes towards their preparedness to teach in Georgia’s High Needs districts. To achieve this objective, two instruments were developed, one of them measured the perceptions of novice Mathematics, Biology and Engineering Technology teachers about their teacher preparation program and the other one measured their attitudes toward teaching the developed Curricula in their content area, which were distributed to (20) male and female Mathematics, Biology and Engineering Technology teachers at secondary level. Teachers were also interviewed. The results showed that teacher preparation programs for Mathematics, Biology and Engineering Technology teachers are highly efficient in covering the theoretical background of the subject area, content, methods of teaching, activities and educational aids, evaluation, and quality of preparation. The results also showed that both Mathematics, Biology and Engineering Technology teachers have positive attitudes towards their preparedness to teach in High Needs Districts, and further concluded that there are no statistically significant differences due to teacher’s experience, while there are statistically significant differences attributed to gender in favor of female teachers.