Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



It was the purpose of this study (1) to discover the specific problems of beginning teachers as reported by their supervisors; (2) to seek to determine how the supervisor helps with these difficulties; (3) to attempt to find out if the beginning teacher seeks the aid of the supervisor in attempting to overcome these difficulties; and (4) to find out what quality supervisors feel that a beginning teacher should possess in order to be successful.

It was felt that the major purposes of this investigation could be realized if the answers to the following questions could be found: What are the problems experienced in the classroom by beginning teachers? What type of relationship exists between these teachers and their co-workers? What difficulties did the beginning teachers have in adjusting themselves to community life? How soon after the beginning teachers started teaching did their supervisors feel it necessary to give them supervision? To what extent will the beginning teacher seek supervisory assistance? What professional journals do these supervisors provide to aid the teachers in improving instruction? What is the most desirable quality that supervisors feel that beginning teachers should possess in order to be successful?

The study was limited to the difficulties encountered during the first two years of teaching because related studies and writers in the field seem to indicate that two years is the commonly recognized period that is called beginning teaching.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Samuel Walter Davis


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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