Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

William Floyd

Second Committee Member

Ralph D. Gustafson

Third Committee Member

Daryl Basler


Due largely to the increasing involvement of the public schools in the education of prospective teachers, there is general agreement by authorities in the field of education on the need for identifying the legal responsibilities of the public schools and teacher training institutions during the student teaching experience. There is a need for developing guidelines and regulations. There appears to be general consensus that professional organizations, teacher training institutions, and the public schools should cooperatively formulate these standards. However, because ultimate legal authority for the public schools rests with the state legislature, the state legislature or its delegated agent must be the agency of action and implementation.