Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Bonawitz, Katie


In the world of education there is a growing population of male students who struggle with emotional/behavioral disorders. There is also a decreasing population of male teachers in schools, and an even lower percentage of teachers who work in the field of special education. There have been various countries that have called for their government to increase the male teaching population without research to prove that this will increase male student success. Ultimately, the research shows that there is no conclusive evidence demonstrating that male teachers possess qualities different than their female colleagues that lead to success. The research does show that teachers who possess qualities that develop and maintain positive relationships lead to student success, more specifically with students that have emotional/behavioral disorders.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis