Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1994

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Glenn Madsen

Second Committee Member

Daniel C. Fennerty

Third Committee Member

Linda D. Douglas


The study addresses the educational needs of students with disabilities and students without disabilities in the vocational and scientific fields while meeting the business community's needs for skilled employees. The project allows students to receive the advanced science credit as well as prepare students transitioning directly from school to work. Interviews of employers indicated that current educational systems do not adequately address the needs of the business community. Bellingham businesses are eager to participate with Bellingham High School in cooperative education programs.