Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Donald J. Murphy

Second Committee Member

David L. Shepherd

Third Committee Member

Sidnie Mundy


This study through group consideration, attempted to devise an actual course of study for the language arts at Pasco Senior High School, Pasco, Washington, that would (1) insure basic achievements in each of the language arts for each student; (2) eliminate duplication in teaching previously learned material; (3) give the student opportunity to do makeup and/or catch-up work if necessary without the competition presented by more advanced students; (4) keep alive and foster (by advancement) students’ interest in English; (5) give opportunity for the student to cover as much of the language arts as his ability and ambition permit; and (6) make the program practical for both the college-bound student and the terminal student.