Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Kron, William

Second Reader

Cindy Shapiro;


Online education should include the engagement of students in as many ways as possible. Social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive engagements are the primary types of engagement that can be applied. This research was conducted firstly, to discover to what extent engagement can be leveraged in education, with the purpose of improving the academic achievement of students. The second purpose is to identify strategies that can be implemented in educational instruction with the goal of increasing academic engagement across the four identified types of engagement. It was discovered that engagement can be utilized to improve student outcomes, and that there are distinct strategies to increase academic engagement.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis