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ERIC Number: ED109071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-1
Pages: 13
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Status of Sixth-Year Programs Leading to a Degree or Certificate.
Koenker, Robert H.
This study is based on a nationwide survey conducted to determine the status of organized sixth-year programs leading to a degree or certificate. The survey was designed to update information received from two previous studies done in 1957 and 1967. Responses came from 371 of 480 institutions that received questionnaires. Results of the study indicate the following: (a) the number of institutions offering sixth-year degree programs has increased from 18 in 1957, to 46 in 1967, to 114 in 1975; (b) the number of institutions offering sixth-year certificate programs has declined by 14 since 1967; (c) the most common sixth-year degree titles were Specialist in Education or Education or Educational Specialist; (d) the institutions with sixth-year degrees reported 514 majors, representing 75 different fields of study; (e) the most common sixth-year certificate titles were Certificate of Advanced Study or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study; (f) approximately 8,000 sixth-year certificates have been granted in the last 10 years; (g) the institutions reporting with certificate degrees offered 206 majors in 53 different fields; (h) 92 of 114 institutions preferred degree programs to certificate programs; (i) 91 of 114 institutions rated sixth-year degree programs favorably; and (j) 41 of 61 institutions offering sixth-year certificate programs rated such programs favorably. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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