Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Dr. Harold S. Williams

Second Committee Member

Miss Mabel T. Anderson

Third Committee Member

Mr. Alva E. Treadwell


The purpose of this study was to survey the commercial curriculum of the high schools of the State of Washington. Of particular emphasis was (1) the number of high school commercial teachers employed; (2) commercial subjects offered, grade level at which offered, and total semesters offered; (3) the availability of business machines; (4) commercial courses least needed, and (5) commercial course subjects that could be added. This survey reveals the common characteristics of the commercial departments of the high schools at this time.