Charles Fitch


The fundamental purpose for conducting this study is to determine whether certain attributes of "effective teachers" can be identified, which stimulate student interest in learning. For the purpose of this study the term "effective" is defined to mean, "the ability to motivate students to want to learn." Seasoned classroom veterans, as well as student teachers, could benefit from research related to character traits of effective teachers. The goal is to discuss which characteristics are valued by college students enrolled in the Business Technology program at NTID. By identifying specific characteristics that these students value, teachers in this discipline may improve and or change their teaching style to match the needs of the their students. Whether one is an experienced teacher or a student teacher, this research can be used as a communicative bridge between teacher and student.

Publication Date


Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)


Lang, Harry - Chair

Advisor/Committee Member

Foster, Susan

Advisor/Committee Member

Bateman, Gerald


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in December 2013.


RIT – Main Campus