Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliott, Nathan


Growth of technology in the past decade has changed the educational system forever. Technology has been integrated into education to incorporate new tools for students to connect with the outside world. Students now have the opportunity to learn content in any way, anywhere, and anyhow they feel comfortable. In recent years, many school districts have rewritten their goals to include 1:1 device implementation and student-centered, personalized learning models. This thesis serves as a practical guide for implementation and pedagogy to maximize 1:1 technology implementation. The 21st century will boast jobs that can’t even be imagined currently. Preparing students with soft skills and dreams of following their passions, will create the most successful, employable, young adults. This can only happen with increased student engagement and student-centered classrooms. The following research concludes that 1:1 devices themselves don’t engage and motivate students within the content they are learning, but instead, the shift from traditional classrooms to student-centered learning that occurs through the use of the devices, captures students.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis