Independent Research

The Independent Research Study is an option for students who have an education-related topic of interest that they wish to more fully investigate. The particular topic of the independent research study will vary, based upon the student’s interest and the faculty member’s areas of expertise.

These titles represent the diverse topics that students have researched through independent studies with Program in Education instructors.

  • Leader, Manager, Steward? The Multiple Roles of Effective Principals by Parker Poliakoff
  • The Relationships between Two North Carolina Middle Schools and Their School-Based Health Centers by Chandler Thomas
  • What Inspires One to Teach? A Personal Reflection and Journey by Dinh Phan
  • Language Delay and Literacy Development of Children in Schools by Tracy Mbuoben
  • Teachers: New Agents of Juvenile Justice? by Asraiel Harewood
  • Strategies for Increasing Parent Engagement to Support Academic Achievement Education in the Art/Science Interface: Research at the Nasher Museum of Art and Sarah P. Duke Gardens by Kaitlin Henderson

Students who are interested in enrolling in an Independent Research Study should contact a Program in Education faculty member to discuss their project idea. The Independent Research study must be approved by the instructor(s) involved as well as by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Independent Research is a rigorous academic endeavor, so students should carefully consider this option. Additional information may be found in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Academic Policies and Procedures for Undergraduates.