Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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Because of the increasing demands for graduate courses in this field, there arises the question as to the nature of the courses to be taught. Of course an institution may set up enough graduate work in Industrial Education for a major, but the candidate may be privileged to take his choice of a graduate major, a graduate minor, or a few graduate supporting courses. A related problem for the institution and also for the graduate student is that of admission requirements. The institution also has the problem of determining the nature of, and setting up the graduate courses in Industrial Education, which we can roughly classify into theory and principle courses, practical arts courses, and the professional education courses. An institution might decide that its graduate program in Industrial Education shall consist entirely of theory and principles in Industrial Education, the other two categories being omitted. The central problem of this study is that of surveying several institutions to note the number of courses and the nature and classification of the graduate Industrial Education work. To be more specific; (1) How are graduate institutions organized for such work? (2) Under what conditions may a person undertake such work? (3) What type of graduate courses are required or available and how much? (4) What relation to teaching is found in the graduate work? (5) What type of research do the institutions require? (6) What type of final examinations are given?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Industrial arts -- Study and teaching
Teachers -- Training 0f


Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46)



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University


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