Date of Award


Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


STEM and Professional Studies

Committee Director

Ritz, John M.


In order to guide this study to determine the influence African-American male teachers have on improving academic success among African-American 4th and 5th grade students at Jacox Elementary School the following questions considered: 1. Do students at Jacox Elementary School perceive that there is a significant difference between African-American male students who have African-American male teachers? 2. Do African-American male students prefer teachers of the same ethnic group and gender? 3. Is there a significant difference between the number of African-American males suspended and placed in detention compared to the overall student body? 4. Does the number of African-American male teachers demonstrate a balance in hiring practices?

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