This research focuses on the predictors of STEM majors in college, focusing specifically on Latino/a students. Also, it examines the effectiveness of collaborative teaching communities in secondary schools. Lastly, this research focuses on teacher satisfaction and teaching practices on student outcomes.
Moving Latino/a Students into STEM Majors in College: The Role of Teachers and Professional Communities in Secondary Schools
To determine the role HSIs play in increasing the participation and completion rates of Latino students in STEM education. Additionally, the study served to compare the experiences of Latino students in STEM at HSIs versus PWIs.
Student Characteristics, Pre-College, College, and Environmental Factors as Predictors of Majoring In and Earning a STEM Degree: An Analysis of Students Attending a Hispanic Serving Institution
1) Are there significant differences/relationships between the characteristics of Hispanic and White students in STEM majors at a Hispanic Serving Institution? 2) What factors predict students’ decisions to declare a major in STEM? 3) What factors predict students’ decisions to change majors from non-STEM to STEM? 4) What factors predict STEM degree attainment?