Date of Award

8-1952

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Engineering

Abstract

Statement of Problem

Certificate requirements for industrial art teachers is an issue that has provoked considerable interrogation in various sections of the country. The procedure for certifying teachers has followed these general patterns* local school directors have examined prospective teachers; county superintendents have held examinations and issued certificates; district superintendents have held examinations and licensed teachers and state certification was evolved. These certification requirements form the primary motive for making this investigation.

Hypothesis and Assumptions

In launching this investigation the writer has assumed the following factors: all states have standards for certification of industrial art teachers; determining the requirements devolve upon the state school officials; basic standards for certification of industrial art teachers are necessary. These assumptions have given rise to the hypothesis that certificate requirements vary according to geographical location.

Scope

This investigation is to include all forty-eight states but the data collected and presented will be limited to the school year of 1950-51.

Review of Literature

Noted authorities in the field of industrial arts have approached this problem with quite a bit of alarm at what preliminary studies have revealed. They have shown wide and varied differences in the requirements of the states. This has been a matter of deepest concern to those who have done research and made investigations relative to this problem. Gerald Baysinger in his "Accreditation of Industrial Arts Teacher Education" has found quite a deal of variation in certificate requirements of the states. "Only 24 states, for example, require a bachelor's degree, 4 require 90 semester hours, 14 require 60 hours, and 11 require only 30 hours." These differences do affect the quality of industrial arts education.

Committee Chair/Advisor

L. B. James

Publisher

Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College

Rights

© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Date of Digitization

9/10/2021

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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