Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Higher Education

First Advisor

Dr. Zhidong Zhang

Second Advisor

Dr. Ming-Tsan Lu

Third Advisor

Dr. Bobbette Morgan


Despite the rapid expansion of educational technologies in primary schools, recent research has shown that many teachers are not taking full advantage of these new tools. This study was designed to address the problem of the lack of effective technology integration in the classroom, particularly in grades third thru fifth at two school districts in the Rio Grande Valley. The purpose of this study was to examine primary teachers' perceptions of implementing technology in the classroom. Framed by Koehler and Mishra's technological pedagogical content knowledge model (TPACK), the study was guided by research questions that involved teachers' perceptions of the barriers, challenges, and successes regarding technology implementation in the primary classroom.


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