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Professor Heck.

Professor Maphis.

Professor Hall-Quest.

Professor Manahan.

The Purpose of the School of Education.—In the rapid development of
educational science and the resulting attention given to the improvement of
the several phases of public education, it is important that all who are interested
in the growth of this great agency of democracy, generally or professionally,
be given ample opportunity to study its underlying principles,
organization and most practical applications. Those who aim to teach or
to administer public-school affairs require instruction and training in the
scientific principles and in the technique of their calling. The study of
the principles, ways and means of formal education is incumbent on all
citizens who earnestly seek an intelligent and conscientious balloting on
public school affairs. For these reasons the courses in the School of
Education aim to supply the needs of the two classes of citizens referred to.

Besides those courses which, as contributing toward a liberal education,
may be advantageously included in programs of study leading to the cultural
academic degrees (see pp. 156-157), the School of Education offers a
wide range of courses for the professional training of teachers and public
school administrators. One curriculum is offered leading to the degree of
B.S. in Education (see p. 158), and one curriculum leading to a teacher's
certificate only.

1. Students receiving the B.S. in Education will receive the Professional
Collegiate Certificate issued by the Department of Public Instruction of

2. A student who cannot complete the requirements for the B.S. in
Education, or who must delay the completion of them, may elect the following
two-year course which leads to a Teacher's Certificate issued by the
Department of Public Instruction of Virginia. This work may later be
credited toward the B.S. in Education. The course, comprising 30 session-hours
embraces the following requirements:

(a) From the School of Education: Education B2, B3, B6, and B7 or
B8. Total: 12 session-hours.

(b) From the other Academic Schools: One modern language course
from Group I, and one course each from Groups II, III, IV and V. Total:
18 session-hours.

Courses for Teachers in Service.—Saturday courses in any subject
offered in the school of Education will be arranged for teachers in service,
if requested by at least five teachers. Degree credit will be allowed on the
same basis as in regular courses, provided that not more than one and one-half
session-hours of credit shall be given for the work in any course for
one year.

Recommendation of Teachers.—The recommendation of teachers is in
charge of the Bureau of Appointments, through which positions are secured,
not only for students in the School of Education, but for other students
who are known to be fitted to fill vacancies reported. In response to requests


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from the proper authorities, teachers are recommended for positions
as instructors in colleges and normal schools, as superintendents, as supervisors
in special subjects, as principals or department teachers in high
schools, and as principals of elementary schools. The demand for teachers
has been greater than the supply. Correspondence in regard to this matter
may be addressed to the Bureau of Appointments, University, Virginia.

For Undergraduates and Graduates.

Education C1: The Place of the Child in Society.—Two B courses in Education
—First term: Study of the child in the social sciences.
Second term: The out-of-school life of school children. Third term:
Child life in foreign countries.—Hours to be arranged. Peabody Hall,
Room 2. Professor Heck.

Education C2: The Psychology of Leadership: Biology B1, or Philosophy
B3 and one course in Education, prerequisite.
—First and second terms: The
qualities in the dominant personality; scales of measuring the teacher's personality.
Third term: The psychological analysis of biography.—Hours by appointment.
Professor Hall-Quest.

Education C3: School Administration: Education B7 and one other
B course in Education, prerequisite.
—An advanced course in school administration,
dealing with the following: (a) Problems in the application of the
principles of scientific management to education; (b) School surveys: aims,
scope, method, and possibilities; (c) Principles governing the derivation,
standardization and application of standard education tests.—Hours by
appointment. Peabody Hall, Room 1. Professor Manahan.

For summer-school courses in Education on which college credit is
allowed, see p. 238.