Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 5-30-2021


Teacher washout can disrupt teacher effectiveness and undermine the espoused pedagogy in teacher education programs. Teacher washout occurs once an individual occupies a teaching role after formal training but corresponds with the potency of teacher education programs and K-12 experiences. Teacher washout literature is limited and does not address the socialization process of formal training. The following two hybrid dissertation studies examine washout, wash-in, and never washed-in. By doing so, we can expand the definition of washout and gain helpful insights on the perceptions of pre-service teachers. Implications from these studies provide faculty with proposals for change to decrease the frequency of teacher washout.


Teacher Washout, Teacher Education, Physical Education

Document Type


Degree Name

Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science

Level of Degree


Department Name

Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

Karen Gaudreault

Second Committee Member

Glenn Hushman

Third Committee Member

Ashley Phelps

Fourth Committee Member

K Andrew Rosse-Richards