ERIC Number: ED047619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-2
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The Master's in Preparation for Teaching in Colleges and Technical Institutes.
Roaden, Arliss R.
The last decade has seen a 250 percent increase in the production of master's degrees. An outstanding force in this increase has been the need for college teachers, whose numbers increased 281,506 in the past 10 years. Those holding master's degrees now constitute the primary manpower pool for college teachers, with 56 to 60 percent of new college teachers coming from that source. These trends will probably continue, though the percentage of college teachers with doctorates has been slowly increasing over the last 20 years in the 4-year colleges and universities. The percentage of doctorates in 2-year colleges has remained small, while the number of those with master's has increased. The number of 2-year colleges has increased substantially since 1960 and probably will continue to increase. Their sources of new faculty have been former high school teachers, the graduate schools, college and university classrooms, and the business occupations. This will probably not change in the near future, with the percentage of doctorates remaining small, and with programs in professional education supplying at least 30 percent of the faculty. It would be advisable to establish a master's degree for college teachers and recruit students for that purpose. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Address presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Miami Beach, Florida, December 2, 1970