Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1923-1924 Page: 46
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46 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
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The matter of certificates qualifying the holders thereof
to teach in the public schools of Texas is entirely controlled
by state legislation. The present laws of Texas provide for
the certification of students of Abilene Christian College
along with those of other similar institutions on the following
1. Three kinds of certificates are issued.
a. Elementary certificates, which are valid for four
years, or for six years, or may become permanent,
depending upon the amount of work done by the applicant,
as given below. These certificates are valid
only in grades one to seven inclusive.
b. Temporary High School certificates, valid for two
years, for four years, or for six years, depending upon
the amount of work done by the applicant, as outlined
below. These certificates are valid for all grades of
public school work.
c. Permanent High School certificates, valid for all
2. These various certificates are given students on the
a. No certificate is granted a student who has not completed
at least one full year of collegiate work. By
one year is meant 540 class-room hours.
b. At least 108 of the 540 hours must be done in the
department of Education. In case of those who apply
for certificates on the basis of a second, third, or
fourth year of collegiate work, 108 hours in Education
will be required for each year.
c. Upon the completion of the first year of collegiate
work an Elementary certificate valid for four years
or a High School certificate valid for two years may
be issued, the applicant having the option between
d. Upon the completion of the second year of collegiate
work an Elementary certificate valid for six
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