Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Department of Agriculture

First Advisor

Dick W. Steffen


The goal of this study is to provide the leadership of Illinois Agricultural Education with an understanding of what practicing teachers feel were the most important experiences in their pre-service teacher education program that ensured they were prepared for the classroom. This information can be used to streamline the teacher education programs and eliminate experiences that are perceived to be less relevant to preparing teachers. It is believed that this will assist with ongoing efforts dealing with recruitment and retention.

The area's that will be addressed in this survey will be demographics and pre-service events that future agriculture teachers are exposed to from all four universities in Illinois. It will explain the survey method used to obtain the data from the appropriate persons, which will aid in resolution to the problems stated in this paper.


Imported from ProQuest Gullidge_ilstu_0092N_10111.pdf


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