Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



It is believed that proper teacher selection is a responsibility that faces all school administrators and school boards. Furthermore, it appears that this responsibility has been met with varying degrees of success despite research that has been done in this area during the past several years.

There appears to be agreement that administrative responsibility for effective teacher selection has been established. Therefore, major efforts toward facing up to this responsibility would necessarily involve seeking answers for such questions as: (1) What are some of the desired competencies, traits, and qualifications expected of prospective teachers? (2) What are some criteria which may be used to identify these qualities and consequently serve as a mean of identifying qualified teacher personnel?

This study has been made for the purpose of presenting certain proposed criteria to be used in effective teacher selection.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. W. Echols

Committee Member

J. B. Murphy

Committee Member

R. J. Rousseve

Committee Member

H. T. Jones

Committee Member

S. W. Davis


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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