The Effects of Team Teaching on Teacher Satisfaction Jennifer Kemmerer May 2002 The purpose of this study was to determine if team teachers experience higher rates of satisfaction than non-team teachers. Six female teachers who have taught separately and as a team at a public elementary school answered a researcher-created survey to measure job satisfaction under both conditions. The results show that, on average, teachers felt less burnt out when team teaching. In addition, they indicated the belief that, as team teachers, they have a more balanced life between the demands on their personal time and teaching experiences. Nevertheless, these teachers feel that team teaching is not appropriate for all teachers. In addition, post-hoc data collection and analyses measured whether students of satisfied teachers performed better on tests. This possibility was confirmed for alphabetic principle, but not for sight words or word meaning. Further research on curriculum effects may be warranted.