Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles


This thesis explores and defines what project based learning instruction is, and focuses on the impact it has on both traditional and special education classroom environments. The research examines the issues that schools face in the 21st Century using both traditional instructional design and project based learning, while shedding light on the benefits of the project based learning instructional design. This thesis examines a range student's ages, cultures, socio-economic status, special education needs/abilities, and motivation levels. When implemented, project based learning instruction is able to enhance the social, emotional, and academic achievement capabilities of the students who receive it as a part of their classroom experience.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis