Education Doctorate

Year Approved


First Advisor

Morrow, Dennis


Baby boom teachers, born between 1946-1964, are in the midst of making retirement decisions. Some choose to remain teaching as long as they physically and mentally can handle the demands of the job, while others look for the first opportunity to exit. The large number of teachers in this cohort and the fact that 50% of teachers are also leaving in their first 5 years of teaching is causing the teacher “pipeline” to leak at both ends. This dissertation looks at baby boom teacher retirement and factors that cause some to retire early while others continue teaching and what can be done to keep good teachers teaching longer.

Degree Name

Education Doctorate

Document Type

Doctoral dissertation