Date of Award

Winter 5-5-2016

Thesis Access

Open Access Honors Thesis

Degree Name



Early Childhood Education

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Mark Larson


Throughout my experiences in different classroom settings during my teacher education, I noticed many differences in the ways teachers approached the social emotional education of young children. The goal of this paper is to examine the difference between a classroom where social emotional learning is explicitly taught to children, and a classroom where it is not, and consider how social emotional learning impacted the students’ social and emotional abilities in the context of the classroom.