Date of Award

Fall 1987

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




During the Spring and Summer of 1986, I worked with the Marquette University School of Education in preparing an 800-page report for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Before the DPI report was completed, work was begun on the 400-page report to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Before the NCATE report was completed, work began on Marquette University School of Education's response to new state regulations, known as P.I. 4. My work on all three of these reports was significant. Faculty and administrators in the School of Education began to suggest that I should have written one of those reports for my master's essay. In response to P. I. 4, promises were made that changes in policies would be communicated to undergraduates in a School of Education handbook. Dr. Thomas Martin suggested that I write it to fulfill the requirements for my master's essay. Many parts of the School of Education Preprofessional Handbook were taken from previous documents. The School of Education had separate handbooks for the elementary and secondary programs, written by Dr. Albert Thompson, twice Fulbright Scholar. Parts of the old handbooks were modified only slightly for this preprofessional handbook. Other parts of the new combined handbook were taken from the DPI, NCATE, and P.I. 4 reports mentioned above. Additional sources of material for the new handbook were the minutes of the School of Education Undergraduate Committee and the minutes of the Teacher Preparation Committee. My contributions to this handbook were organizing, synthesizing, and rewriting the material for publication. This document is meant to reflect and communicate the mission, goals, and requirements of Marquette University and the School of Education.