Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1989

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Ronald M. Frye

Second Committee Member

Timothy W. Young

Third Committee Member

Byron L. DeShaw


The transition from student teacher to becoming a professional teacher can be a very trying experience. Research, interviews and studies were done to point out problems beginning teachers have in their first year of employment. Due to these problems, beginning teachers need to know where to go for help. Administrators, secretarial services and custodial services can be very beneficial to aid the beginning teacher in the first year of employment. The aim of this project is to create a handbook for beginning teachers in the Walla Walla School District with the research discussed.


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