Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Thomas Petrie

Second Advisor

Dr. Katherine Kasten

Third Advisor

Dr. Donald Grandgenett


The process of becoming an educator involves acquiring a combination of skills and knowledge to help students learn. In today's social climate of "back to the basics" and increased calls for teacher accountability, it is inevitable that there would be an emphasis on improved teacher preparation. Teacher educators have responded, in part, with an increasing focus on specifying the competencies a student in teacher education is expected to possess by the completion of the training sequence (Engstrom & Schwaab, 1984).


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Ann M. Potter April, 1987