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The Organization and Administration of Teachers College: Courses of Study

by James E. Russell - 1900

The courses of study offered in Teachers College fall naturally into three groups: A. Graduate Courses: (1) A course for teachers in normal schools, and for principals, supervisors, and superintendents of schools. This course is intended to fit teachers of superior ability and of special academic attainments for the work of training teachers in colleges and normal schools, and for positions in the public-school service requiring a high degree of professional insight and technical skill. It leads to the Higher Diploma, the highest honor granted in the College. Candidates for the Higher Diploma must spend at least one year in residence and pursue courses in one major and two minor subjects. The choice of subjects is entirely optional, except that at least the major subject must be education. Candidates for the higher diploma must be graduates of an approved institution of learning—a college, engineering school, or normal school, or the equivalent of one of these, and must present satisfactory evidence of a high degree of professional ability, as a result of the study of education or experience in teaching. The real test of fitness, however, is the ability of the candidate to undertake research and investigation. No definite course, therefore, is prescribed. The minimum period of residence is fixed at one year; but the necessity of completing some special task, in line with the major subject, and putting the results in form for publication makes it difficult for the student, however well prepared, to secure the diploma in the minimum time.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1900, p. 46-51
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9672, Date Accessed: 6/4/2020 4:43:02 AM

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