Brad A. Homan

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Patricia C. Kornelis


This quantitative research study used a student engagement survey to measure the affective, behavioral, and cognitive engagement of students at three small suburban Christian schools that offer career and technical education to their students. The survey asked students to rate the level of their agreement to statements about their engagement in learning. The students represented all four grades of high school. Survey results were analyzed to compare engagement based upon participation in CTE courses, including courses that offered dual credit. The study revealed that CTE participation did, in fact, positively impact student engagement at these Christian schools, including areas of faith engagement. The study further revealed that participation in dual credit courses did not positively impact engagement.


Action Research Project Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education