Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1979

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Donald G. Goetschius

Second Committee Member

John Green

Third Committee Member

William Allan Kritsonis


Teachers' reactions to an implemented competency based education program were evaluated. Twenty-four high school teachers were asked to fill out a questionnaire concerning competency based education. It was concluded that teachers understand competency based education and its components. The majority of teachers performed tasks related to competency based education. Teachers did not change their course content nor evaluation methods to accommodate competency based education. Teachers have varied opinions on the virtues of competency based education and their major concern is record keeping processes. Implications of the competency based education innovation arc discussed.