Date of Award

Spring 6-9-2023

Author Requested Restriction

Open Access (no restriction)

Work Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Matthew Weinstein



This paper will examine the research on teacher attrition rates across schools in the United States and around the world. This project examines three themes in the literature on teacher attrition in middle and high school: teacher age and inexperience, workload, and high levels of teacher burnout. Working conditions affect the likelihood of teacher attrition, and without addressing issues in the working environment, more and more teachers will leave the profession. This paper goes on to examine specific causes and effects of teacher attrition by examining data and studies from countries around the world like Chile, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The data from the research also has the potential to explore implications for future research and transform practices regarding the prevention of teacher attrition.