First Advisor

Lowenthal, Patrick


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

138 pages


In this applied project the focus is on the importance of professional development for secondary classroom teachers. The author first reviews some of the issues involved with educating English as a second language (ESL) students in public education. Then the importance of professional development for secondary content area teachers is addressed. Finally, a presentation, along with handouts, is presented about how a year of guided professional development can be used to help secondary content area teachers improve their instruction.

Date of Award

Fall 2008

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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