ERIC Number: ED120190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation and Impact Of The Master of Education Degree Program As Reported By Program Graduates.
Golden, Jeanne M.; Lyons, Paul R.
This study examined the satisfaction of master of education degree recipients with the Frostburg State College graduate program. Respondents were asked to evaluate the effects of their program experience on their personal growth and on their occupational performance. From 60 to 95 percent of evaluative ratings across items were positive. Ninety-one percent of the respondents were employed in education organizations, and almost three-fourths were teaching. Program advisement and counseling were reported as being available and of reasonably high quality, although access to these services could be improved. There were clusters of positive responses with reference to feelings of personal achievement, valuing by peers, occupational security, and occupational competence. This growth corresponds to a coincidence of 76 percent between completion of the program and receipt of promotion, advance in salary, or increased job responsibility. More than 25 percent of the respondents reported an increase in job responsibility. With the exception of those program objectives which represent skills development and cognitive development, the respondents were positively oriented toward all objectives, but less emphatically so to the following objectives: increased understanding of the mission and function of education; increased interest in adjunct fields of study; and increased ability to seek and find solutions to professional problems. High levels of satisfaction were reported in reference to the faculty, instructional methods, and the effectiveness of the instructional program. (CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Frostburg State Coll., MD.