Date of Award

Summer 6-1-1962

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Ernest L. Muzzall

Second Advisor

Dohn A. Miller

Third Advisor

Kenneth R. Berry


It was the purpose of this study to determine the ethical and most efficient steps in the important problem of teacher selection. More specifically, this study considered the following questions: 1. With whom does the responsibility of teacher selection rest, and to what degree of authority? 2. How does the administrator decide upon the type of people needed to fill certain resource gaps? 3. What are some of the procedures which the administrator may use for the purpose of locating possible teaching candidates for the established positions? 4. What procedures, for gathering information about candidates, are presently being used, and of what value are they to the interviewing administrator? 5. What constitutes ethical procedures with respect to the complete process of teacher selection? 6. What seems to be the present trend of school districts in the State of Washington with respect to selection processes?