Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

John Ophus


The purpose of this research project is to measure the growth of INSPRE participant's comfort in teaching scientific concepts, as measured through science teaching self-efficacy (as defined on page 6). It will also function to measure the effect of the program in general.

This research aligns with the goals of Iowa's Governor STEM Advisory Council by creating authentic opportunities for pre-service teachers to participate in and later utilize the experience to increase their students' interest and achievement in STEM (Governor's STEM Advisory Council, 2012). This project also aligns with goals of the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership by helping to create higher quality mathematics and science teachers in Iowa (Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership, 2012).

Year of Submission



Science Education Program

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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