My name is Richard Patterson. I am currently a Graduate Student of The University of North Dakota.

To fulfill the requirements of my course work I am conducting a research study to identify perceptions and barriers that male educators working in early childhood education face. You are being invited to participate in a research study because you are a pre-service or in service educator, parent or guardian.

There are no known risks if you decide to participate in this research study, nor are there any costs for your participation. The information you provide will help me in completing my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. and may encourage increased interest in males entering the field. The results of this study may assist institutions of higher education in recruiting or attracting more males to the field.

If you are interested in receiving the results of this study, please e-mail me directly.

To access the survey, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.