Date of Award:

1949

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Advisor/Chair:

John C. Carlisle

Abstract

During the years of World War II the faculties of the public schools in Utah, as well as in the rest of the nation, were depleted to a serious extent, and enrollment in teacher training institutions throughout the country decreased. Because of this condition the State Department of Education in Utah as well as in other states was forced to issue letters of authorization to teachers who could not meet standard certification requirements in order to staff the schools. Many of these teachers are still teaching today. The purpose of this study is to obtain information regarding the supply of and demand for secondary teachers in the state of Utah for the ten year period 1946-1949. An attempt will be made to answer the following questions: Was progress made during the three year period (1946-1949) assuming that the number of teaching positions remained the same? If advances were made, how long will it take to equalize supply and demand by 1956, how much of an increase in the supply of secondary teachers will be needed by 1956? Due to the large demand for such types of secondary certified teachers as: home economics, womens physical education, and english, how long will it take for these special fields to equalize supply and demand. From available evidence on changing demand from increased population and possible decrease in class size, how much of an increase in the supply of teachers will by needed by 1956? Only the supply and demand for secondary will be dealth with in this duty. The supply and demand of elemntary teachers is treated in another study that is being done in conjunction with this one.

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