Term of Award

Spring 2016

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading

Committee Chair

Michael Moore

Committee Member 1

Sally Brown

Committee Member 2

John Weaver

Committee Member 3

Michael McKenna

Committee Member 3 Email



America's teachers face many obstacles but one of the most common is change. The shift to standards-based teaching and the national initiative of common standards have created challenges for school districts as they prepare and support their teachers through these changes. This dissertation provides insight into how one county supported its teachers through the transition to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Additionally, the research looks at the perceptions of teachers toward the support given and resources provided by the district and school level administration.