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Transition to TeachingUnderstanding the process of becoming a teacher

The Transition to Teaching Study (T3) follows Arizona State University teacher candidates through their college education and into the classroom as a full-time teacher. Teacher candidates may be surveyed and observed during their course work, classroom observations, and year-long student teacher residency. Once in the classroom, T3 continues to work with teachers as they progress in the profession. T3 examines changes in teacher candidate beliefs, characteristics, and motivations over time. The study observes qualities that teacher candidates bring to the table, such as temperament, and those that develop or change over time, such as attitudes and beliefs. The goal of T3 is to identify markers of strong teacher candidates early in their education. T3 observes how education, professional and personal experiences influence teacher beliefs, behaviors, and outcomes.

The study observes qualities that teacher candidates bring to the table, such as temperament, and those that develop or change over time, such as attitudes and beliefs. The goal of T3 is to identify markers of strong teacher candidates early in their education. T3 observes how education, professional and personal experiences influence teacher beliefs, behaviors, and outcomes.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jodi Swanson