Document Type

Special Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education


Professional Studies


Special Education

First Advisor

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair

Committee Members

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair, Jeong-il Cho, PhD, Rama Cousik, PhD

Date of Award



This research paper investigates the need for behavior management strategies for classroom teachers who have students with challenging behaviors. The study involved participants who teach in the public education setting grades sixth through eighth at Angola Middle School, located in Northeast Indiana. Teachers participated in an anonymous survey to address the needs for behavior management strategies that can be implemented in the general education setting. The research indicated a need for strategies to assist general education teachers with students who display challenging behavior. At the conclusion of the research, a behavior management strategies handbook was created for teachers in the general education setting.


Special Education and Teaching