Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Larson, Susan

Second Reader

Michael Mignard;


Every year thousands of teachers across the world leave the classroom due to teacher burnout. Teacher burnout syndrome is the emotional and physical exhaustion originating from excessive job stress. Burnout originates from excessive workloads, toxic environments, student behaviors, lack of autonomy, or being under an administrations microscope. Mounting stress causes teachers to feel undervalued and unsupported. Burnout causes health issues in teachers ranging from anxiety and depression to cardiovascular diseases and/or death. This thesis reviews published literature focused on teacher burnout and effective programs to address teacher stress. Implementing effective programs to address teacher stress results in healthier staff, reduced burnout, and increased teacher retention.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis