Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2002

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gary Shelly

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


A Marketing Education/ DECA program is an important link to building the bridge between high school students and potential employers. The importance of offering a Marketing/DECA program is equal to the importance of having a well-trained staff member that has the guidance and tools to be a successful marketing teacher and DECA advisor. A training tool for beginning marketing teachers presents the opportunity for beginning marketing teachers to gain valuable tips and information on how to develop and maintain a Marketing/DECA Program. The Resource Guide for Beginning Marketing Teachers provides the background information for beginning marketing teachers to begin facilitating and supervising a Marketing/DECA program. The success of the Resource Guide for Beginning Marketing teachers relies on the commitment to staff development from the teacher, vocational director and administration.