Master of Science (MS)
Semester of Degree Completion
William J. McCabe
The purpose of the study was to determine how many of the 1978 Eastern Illinois University Physical Education majors with teaching certification are presently employed by a school district, not employed by a school district but involved in education, and those not involved in education.
Two questionnaires were developed, one for the alumni presently employed by a school district and one for those who are not employed by a school district.
One hundred and eleven Physical Education majors who graduated from Eastern Illinois University in the year of 1978 were surveyed by mail. Sixty-nine (62.1 percent) of the one hundred and eleven former alumni responded to the survey. Four of the alumni responded to both questionnaires.
Of the alumni presently employed by a school district, forty (55.5 percent) are involved in the elementary, secondary and college level of teaching. Thirty-two (44.4 percent) of the alumni are not employed by a school district. Of the thirty-two, fifteen (20.8 percent) are involved in education through coaching, Sunday school, pre-school, clergyman, graduate school and instructor for the handicapped. Seventeen (23.6 percent) are not involved in education.
Rigoni, Greg H., "A Study of Eastern Illinois University Physical Education Majors Graduates from 1978" (1985). Masters Theses. 2782.