Publication Date


Document Type


First Advisor

Maxwell, Lyle||Stehr, B. W.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Business Education


Business teachers


Problem: The purpose of this study was to determine the salary, initial teaching load assignment, and involvement, with or without additional pay, in co-curricular activities of beginning business teachers in the suburban high schools of Chicago, Illinois. Procedures: The 64 high schools listed on the roster of the 1965-66 Chicago Area Business Education Department Chairman's Association were the secondary schools used in making this study. Each of the department chairmen at these schools was contacted by letter and asked to return the names of any first-year business teachers at that school. Each of the beginning teachers was then asked to complete and return a questionnaire concerning his initial salary, teaching load, and assignment to co-curricular activities. Findings and Conclusions: The findings and conclusions derived as a result of this study are as follows: 1. The beginning salary of the respondents was comparable In all schools surveyed. The exceptions were for those who had earned additional degrees, who had had military experience, or who had gained business experience. They received the higher initial salaries. 2. Extra pay for handling activities other than regular classroom duties was not common to the majority of the respondents. The amounts of additional pay that were received were, for the most part, menial and the higher amounts were for those involved in coaching. 3. Beginning business teachers taught primarily the beginning or foundation courses of the business curriculum. 4. Nearly all of the respondents were teaching beginning typewriting classes during their first year of teaching. 5. The courses which require additional training beyond the bachelor's degree to teach were very infrequently taught by the beginning business teachers. These include such subjects as data processing and cooperative work experience programs. 6. Co-curricular activities sponsorship and the handling of extra duties other than regular classroom work were required of the majority of the beginning business teachers. 7. Many of the extra duties handled by the respondents did not involve extra pay* These include such expected duties as supervising the various areas of the school other than the classroom, chaperoning school functions, and working with other faculty members in committee work.


Includes bibliographical references.


iii, 53 pages




Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type