Advisory Committee Chair
Dennis Keith Gurley
Advisory Committee Members
Date of Award
Degree Name by School
Doctor of Education (EdD) School of Education
EXAMINING TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TEAMS AND TEACHER PROFESSIONALISM This study explores the perceptions of teachers’ professionalism as they participate in professional learning teams. Through a qualitative lens, teacher perceptions of how their own professionalism (as indicated by the Professionalism Index by McMahon & Hoy, 2009) is influenced or affected as a result of their participation in a PLT were examined from the perspective of teachers that fell into three categories, those teachers that scored high on the Professionalism Index, those teachers that scored low on the Professionalism Index and those teachers that had a medium score on the Professionalism Index. This study concluded teachers grow in their self-perceived levels of professionalism as they participate in Professional Learning Teams if they fully participate in a PLT with a mindset to work toward self-improvement of their own professionalism as well as the professionalism of the team. Keywords. professional learning team, teacher professionalism, Professionalism Index
Stripling, Rebecca Thomas, "Examining Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Learning Teams And Teacher Professionalism" (2019). All ETDs from UAB. 3058.