Graduate Program

Educational Administration

Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Gerhard C. Matzner


The purpose of this field study is to develop a program in career education in Community Unit #4, Oblong, Illinois.

It is the belief of this author that elementary career education should have a new thrust because of the closing of the rural schools. In September of 1977, Oblong Grade School will be the only attendance center in the community.

This study is not a review of a complete elementary career education program but rather the guidelines used in establishing a program. This program is developed to work into the regular classroom and it should not be considered an extra course for the classroom teacher. The Oblong High School has a career program so, therefore, the author felt that the Oblong Grade School should begin developing a more comprehensive career program.