Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
This thesis was a comparative study of vocational trade and industrial teacher certification requirements as they exist in the various states and practices recommended by authorities in the field.
The author composed a questionnaire including relevant aspects of vocational trade and industrial teacher certification requirements. The questionnaires sent to state directors of vocational trade and industrial education asked factual information of teacher certification in their respective states and also asked their opinions concerning vocational trade and industrial teacher certification requirements. The questionnaires sent to industrial teacher education department chairmen asked only their opinions concerning vocational T & I teacher certification requirements. In addition, both the state directors and the department chairmen ·were asked their opinions concerning various aspects of a baccalaureate degree program in vocational trade and industrial teacher education.
The existing vocational trade and industrial teacher certification requirements and the recommendations of the two independent sample groups were recorded in tabular form for easy comparisons. Sixteen statistical tests were made of the recommendations between the state directors and department chairmen. Nine of the sixteen tests were statistically significant.
Concerning existing vocational T & I teacher certification requirements, very little emphasis is placed upon teacher training and formal education with the opposite being true for occupational experience. The recommended practices tended to emphasize more teacher training and formal education and less occupational experience.
Geigle, Erwin, "A Comparative Study: Existing Vocational Trade and Industrial Teacher Certification Requirments and Practices Recomended by Authorities in the Field" (1970). Theses and Dissertations. 5372.