ERIC Number: ED365666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Master's Degrees for Teachers: A Study of Supply and Demand.
Sherman, Jane C.
The state of Washington requires a master's degree for new teachers to receive continuing education certification and allocates substantial salary incentives for experienced teachers to complete master's degrees. This document reports on a study that focused on supply and demand issues related to graduate education for teachers in the state of Washington. Statewide surveys provided specific information with respect to teacher characteristics, teacher interests, program characteristics, and other factors influencing the supply and demand balance such as enrollment, alternative certification, and admissions standards. Three distinct themes emerged: (1) how to increase the number of openings available in graduate programs; (2) the location of degree programs for a more or less placebound population; and (3) the content of graduate programs. Informants' suggestions formed the basis for policy recommendations to the legislature and the higher education community. Appendices provide the survey form for teachers, requested majors by groups, important characteristics by groups, important considerations and teacher comments, survey form for institutional data, institutional enrollment and degree data, enrollment by Educational Service District (county and city), and a survey form for institutional plans. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Schools of Education, Secondary School Teachers, State Surveys, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Supply and Demand
Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, Mail Stop GV-11, Olympia, WA 98504.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.