ERIC Number: ED312244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
What Teachers Majored In: Bachelor's Degree Fields of Public and Private School Teachers. Survey Report.
Bobbitt, Sharon A.
Two basic questions provide the focus for this report: (1) What is the distribution of education and non-education majors among public and private school teachers, and within certain subgroups? and (2) Does the distribution of bachelor's degree fields differ between public and private school teachers? Some key findings are: (1) public and private school teachers generally majored in different fields; (2) elementary education was the most frequent education major for both public and private school teachers; (3) private school teachers were more likely than public school teachers to have majored in elementary education or theology, regardless of teacher characteristics such as sex or teaching level; (4) social sciences was the most popular non-education major for both public and private school teachers; (5) there was no difference in the distribution of major degree fields for teachers of mathematics and science in public and private schools; and (6) among secondary school teachers who majored in education, public school teachers most likely studied general education or physical education, while private school teachers most likely studied elementary education or secondary education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Data Series: SP-PUP-85/86-4.2.