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four rooms, and is supplied with a full line of standard weights and measures, surveying instruments, etc. Lack of space forbids noting the other departments, but every teacher will be interested in the

Model Practice School, long a prominent feature of this institution. It is the professional laboratory of a normal school, and affords not only a fine opportunity for testing methods and devices, but for applying principles and perfecting candidates for graduation in the art of teaching. This department occupies eleven rooms, and is under the immediate personal supervision of the director in training and five able assistants. It is organized with classes from the kindergarten through the eighth grade, and every effort is made to make it a model school. Only a limited number of children can be received into this model school, and, though a fee is charged, the applications for admittance

usually exceed the accommodations, showthem have national as well as state reputations, and most of ing the advantages to pupils as well as to pupil-teachers. All them are too well known to need any words of commendation candidates for graduation in the professional courses spend here.

one hour per day for a year here in observing or in practice The Departments. The nineteen different departments teaching. The value of this work in completing the preparepresent every phase of public school and professional work, ration for teaching can hardly be overestimated. and have been organized with a view to make the instruction The Courses of Study.— The following outline of the in each as efficient as possible, and at the same time to articu- courses of study will be easily understood; subjects marked late all so as to mair the unity of aim and movement. with a † are ten weeks in length; the others twenty weeks: You are referred to the course of study for details as to


ENGLISH COURSE. branches taught. Each department is well provided with FIRST TERM.- Arithmetic, Elocution, Political GeographyŤ, Penmanapparatus for illustration and for the personal use of students. shipt, Grammar, Methods of Study and Elementary Psychology**, Decla

mation (two per term). Ten rooms are set apart for the exclusive use of the depart- SECOND TERM.-Algebra, Bookkeeping t, Physical Geographyt, U. S. ments of natural science. The laboratories and museums

History †, Elements of Rhetoric, Physics, Declamation (two per term).

SECOND YEAR: provided are great features of the School. The departments

THIRD TERM.--Algebra, Botany, Drawing, General History, Essay (two of drawing and manual training occupy three large rooms,

jer term).

Fourth TFRM.- Geometry, Drawing t, Musict, Chemistry, English Litliberally fitted up with modern appliances. More room will be erature, Essay (two per term). provided for these classes in the near future. The department * This subject may be substituted for any third-year half-term subject. of English occupies four rooms, exclusive of the handsome suite of four rooms devoted to the library. The library contains about 14,000 volumes, selected with great care by a standing committee who make the selection of books a special study. Title and author card catalogues are already complete, and a force has been at work for some time on a similar catalogue of subject matter. The pedagogical room contains one of the finest pedagogical libraries in the West. The attention of advanced students in pedagogy is called to the superior facilities here offered. The child-study section is particularly rich in standard publications on the various phases of that subject. The department of vocal and instrumental musie occupies eight rooms on the fourth floor, and is amply equipped with pianos, organs, claviers, etc. There are some fourteen pianos in the building, including those belonging to the literary societies. The mathematical department occupies





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FIFTH TERM.-Trigonometry t, Zoology, Music †, Astronomy t, Advanced Drawing and History of Art, Political Economy t, Theme assigned (one per term).

Sixth TERM.- Geology, Literary Criticism, Oratory, Civil Lawț, Surveying †, Theme assigned (one per term). FOURTH YEAR:

SEVENTH TERM.- Methods of Teaching t, Mental Science, Teaching and Criticism, Physiology and Hygiene, School Economy and Managementt, Oration (one per term).

EIGHTH TERM.- History of Education, Philosophy of Educationt, Child Study t, School Law †, Teaching and Criticism, Kindergarten and Primary Methods t, Oration (one per term).


FIRST TERM.–Arithmetic, Elocution, Political Geography t, Penmanshipt, Beginning Latin, Methods of Study and Elementary Psychology* †, Declamation (two per term).

SECOND TERM.-Algebra, Bookkeeping t, Physical Geographyt, U. S. History †, Elementary Cæsar, Grammar, Declamation (two per term).

Students completing all sciences in third year are excused from Phys. ical Geography. SECOND YEAR:

THIRD TERM.-Algebra, Botany, Cæsar, Rhetoric, Essay (two per term).

FOURTH TERM.-Geometry, Drawing, Cicero, Physics, Essay (two per term). THIRD YEAR:

FIFTH TERM.- Trigonometry +, Zoology, Music, Chemistry, Vergil, Oratory, Theme assigned (one per term).

SIXTH TERM.**-Geology, English Literature, Literary Criticism, Political Economy ř, Vergil, Astronomy t, Surveying †, Theme assigned (one per term).

Music elective with Trigonometry and Drawing, or one of the sciences of the term. Oratory elective with Music or the others named in this paragraph. Literary Criticism is elective with English Literature. FOURTH YEAR:

SEVENTH TERM.- Methods of Teachingt, Mental Science, Teaching and Criticism, Physiology and Hygiene, School Economy and Managementt, Oration (one per term).

EIGHTH TERM.- History of Education, Philosophy of Education t, Child Study, School Law +, Teaching and Criticism, Kindergarten and Primary Methods †, Civil Lawt, Oration (one per term).

Child Study is optional with School Law. *This subject may be substituted for any third-year half-term subject. **Any ten weeks' subject in this term may be omitted.

The Elementary Course consists of the first two and the fourth years' work of the English Course, with the privilege of substituting one year's work in Latin for general history and chemistry, and civil law as a substitute for child study or school law.

The Academic Course consists of the first two years' work in either course above outlined, physiology or psychology, and seven full-term subjects or their equivalents from the third year.

The diploma granted for the English, the Latin or the Elementary Course is a life certificate to teach in any of the public schools of Kansas, including those of first- and second-class cities.

A regular course in kindergarten and primary methods, twenty weeks in length, and a full two years' course in kindergarten proper, are offered. This kindergarten was one of the first organized in the West, and over a thousand primary teachers have found its work of incalculable value to them. A handsome suite of rooms is equipped with every needed convenience for this work.

Courses in clay modeling, wood carving and wood working are organized every ten weeks.

Full courses in German and French are also offered.

For further particulars on all these points see the catalogue, which will be sent on application.

Conditions of Admission.— The teachers holding firstgrade certificates are admitted to the Normal Department, second term (first-year) classes, without examination. They are ranked, however, as first-term students until final records are made upon first-term subjects by examination. Teachers holding seco grade certificates are admitted to first-term classes, Normal Department, without examination.

Graduates holding diplomas from certain classes of high schools are also admitted without examination. See catalogue for approved list. Write also concerning admittance from your own high school, if information concerning it be desired.

Students who present certificates of honorable dismissal from the State University or the State Agricultural College will, without examination, be credited with such class records as are eighty per cent. or above.

Graduates in the arts course or in corresponding courses of first-class colleges will be admitted to the last year, or to the senior class, on entering the School, the Faculty designating the subjects to be pursued in each case.

Graduates of high schools and academies fitting students for admission to the freshman class, State University, or of high schools and academies of corresponding grade, will be given such credits as will admit them to the second-year class on entering the School, the Faculty designating the subjects to be pursued in each case. In both cases above mentioned, the course here will include a review of the common branches.

Other candidates for admission are required to make a grade of eighty per cent. on examination in the common branches arithmetic, reading, geography, grammar, United States history, writing, and spelling - and must present a certificate of good moral character from the county superintendent, or from some responsible person to whom the candidate is well known.

Teachers holding first- or second-grade certificates with ninety per cent. on history and geography will be admitted to five weeks' special classes in each subject in reviews and methods of teaching. Teachers holding first-grade county



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Mileage is paid only to students living more than 100 miles from Emporia and within the limits of the state of Kansas. Many students take advantage of these liberal provisions.

Expenses.- Students find little difficulty in securing pleasant accommodations within easy reach of the building. Every effort is made to reduce expenses to the minimum. Many students are paying as low as $2.35 and $2.75 for board in private families, while a very few pay $3 to 83.25 per week. Clubs are organized during the year, which report a reduction of about one

e-third from above rates. Those who board themselves reduce the cost about one-half. A careful comparison with the cost of living at other schools in the state shows that students demanding the same kind of accommodations live with as little expense here as at any of them.

Good unfurnished rooms, accommodating from two to four students, rent for from two to four dollars per month. Furnished rooms rent for from four to six dollars per month.

There are several good second-hand certificates or their equivalent, on approval of the head of the stores in the city, and students can buy and sell at a loss department of mathematics or of English, and students hold- about equal to rent of furniture and cooking utensils. ing diplomas from bachelor's course iv approved universities The probable cost for a term of twenty weeks is about as and colleges, will be admitted to the five weeks' classes in follows: methods in subjects above named in the last year of the course, Board and fuel

From $25 to $60 each class to be taught by the head of the department to which Books.

From 5 to 8 the subject belongs.


From 6 to 10 In addition to the foregoing requirements for admission to


$36 to $78 the Normal Department, candidates must subscribe to the following declaration and pledge:

Students not regularly in Normal Department will add $5 "I hereby declare that my purpose in entering the State Normal School

for incidental fee. is to fit myself to teach in the schools of Kansas, and I solemnly agree, The above estimates cover necessary expenses, and have after leaving the same, to report to the President of the Faculty semi

been fully verified by reports of pupils attending the School annually, for three years, my location and occupation.”

during past years. Of those who were self-boarding, the averThose, however, who prefer to pay the fee (five dollars per age yearly expense, all told, for board and washing was $66.40; term of twenty weeks) charged academic and special students, those boarding in clubs, average expense, as above, $97.24; are excused from subscribing to the above. Students who pre- those boarding in private families, average expense, as above, fer to pursue subjects in the course of study irregularly — that $123.59. Of course the expense for one-half year, one term of is, not in the order prescribed -are, on the payment of the fee twenty weeks, was one-half of these amounts. just named, permitted to enroll as special students.

Many students find good homes where they can work for Teachers holding second-grade certificates will be admitted part or all of their board, and it is always the pleasure of the to subjects in the course which may be required for the first- Faculty to assist deserving and capable young men and women grade certificate, if they desire, without being classified as to secure such places. irregular.

Gymnastics and Athletics.-Gymnastics and calisthenCivil law, methods, and school management may be taken

ics constitute a part of the regular course of instruction. These by students anticipating examinations for certificates in which

exercises occupy about fifteen minutes daily. Free gymnasthey are required without being classed as irregular.

tics, bells, rings, wands and clubs are employed in the various Mileage.-All students meeting the regular requirements classes. for admission to the Normal Department may have necessary

Classes in special work meet two afternoons per week; these railroad fare in excess of three dollars refunded by the Presi- classes are open to students whose physical condition warrants dent of the Faculty, on presentation of receipts of agents from vigorous exercise. The members are required to wear the conwhom tickets are purchased.

ventional gymnasium suit. Railroad fare is counted for one round trip only per year,

Physical training is in charge of an expert teacher, who gives and the rule applies only to students in attendance for the en

her entire time to it. Two large rooms are devoted to these extire year.

ercises. The new gymnasium building will be ready for occuStudents in attendance for one full term of twenty weeks are pation in the near future. entitled to have one-half of said extra fare refunded. Pay- Every facility is offered for outdoor exercise, under the genment is made at the end of each term.

eral supervision of the director in training and the special suSTATE NORMAL SCHOOL MONTHLY.



Shorthand and Typewriting.-This work is under the direction of the department of bookkeeping and penmanship. The Benn Pitman, or'American, system of shorthand is taught. Students who have finished the work in shorthand, together with the typewriting, have secured excellent positions. The shorthand is of especial value to students in the advanced classes in the institution. The fee charged is very small.

Does it Pay Financially to Attend the State Normal School?Some years since inquiry concerning one single graduating class showed that, almost without exception, they secured good places at advanced salaries. Thirteen of them reported salaries per month for first year as follows: $75, $70, $65, $75, $90, $80, $65, $85, $89, $75, $75. Before attending

here, the first nine received salaries as folpervision of members of the Faculty who may be personally lows: $55, $50, $60, $40, $75, $60, $40, $60, $50. The salaries the interested. The work is recognized as elective with gymnastics remaining four had received before attending the State Normal and calisthenics, under certain limitations, particularly the mil- School are unknown, though certainly no higher on the avitary drill, which is systematically conducted during the entire erage. The average the thirteen received the first year was year.

nearly $76; the average before coming here was less than $55. Literary Societies.—The regular work of the classroom This gain of $21 per month the very first year is more than is well supplemented by the general exercises in the literary enough to pay the entire expense for one year here. Did you societies. The Lyceum, Literati, Belles lettres and Philoma- ever think of it that way? thian societies meet on Friday evenings in their large and Twelve members of the class of 1898 secured principalships tastefully furnished halls. The Alpha Senate and the Orator- or other good positions in high schools; twenty-five, superinical Association afford excellent facilities for improvement in tendencies or principalships of city schools, and nearly all of the extemporaneous debate and original oration. The Amasaga- others more desirable positions than they ever held before. cian Society, composed of model school and first-term pupils, The members of other classes have located just as profitably. holds its meetings on Friday afternoons.

So much for the graduates. Many young men and women Lectures.-In addition to lectures by members of the Fac

feel that they cannot afford to attend school more than one ulty at stated intervals, a full course of first-class entertain- term or one year, and ask whether they may expect proportionments is engaged with the opening of each year. Students get

ate returns. Reports from undergraduates warrant us in saythe advantage of very low rates, and the proceeds go to a ing yes. A term or a year here under such favorable influences specialfund and the literary societies of the School. Tickets for enlarges ideas, develops strength, quickens the professional the regular course of six entertainments, reserved seats in- spirit, and sends one back to his work with a great storehouse cluded, are one dollar each.

of new helps and methods. If the time you are to spend is Prize Contests.- Prizes are offered by the Regents for

short, the greater the ed for seeking a school where you can

get the best possible results. the highest proficiency in declamation, essay, debate, and dramatic art; and by the Oratorical Association in oration.

We are often asked whether we guarantee positions to our Major Calvin Hood, of this city, kindly offers a cash prize of

graduates. No reputable school does that. We are always thirty dollars for the contestant ranking highest in the March debate, and ten dollars for the second in rank.

Department of Instrumental and Vocal Music.In addition to the vocal music provided in regular school courses, the department of music is fully organized, under the direction of Prof. C. A. Boyle. He is assisted by Mrs. Boyle, as associate professor, and two assistants in piano and stringed instruments. The department occupies eight rooms, and offers complete courses in instrumental and vocal music. For detailed information concerning courses of instruction, rental of instruments, advantages, fees, etc., address the director, at Emporia, Kan. Tuition in piano is free to regular students during the senior year in the course in piano.

The Euridice club, composed of young ladies, the Orpheus club, composed of young gentlemen, the orchestra and the brass band have for years been popular musical organizations of the institution, and are open to all students capable of entering them.




different denominations represented in the churches of Emporia, and in nearly every Sunday-school there are one or more classes composed almost exclusively of Normal students. Every Endeavor association, League and Union in the city has consecrated students in its membership. The Union Christian Endeavor Society of the School is one of the largest and best organized in the state. A late canvass showed seventyfive per cent. of the students to be professing Christians, a proportion seldom exceeded at even a denominational school.

New Features. – The organization of the departments of child study, physical training and manual training have provided facilities in these lines not elsewhere offered in Kansas. Teachers who may desire to specialize in one or all of them will find the instruction most happily suited to their wants. The day is not far distant when every teacher will be tested by his familiarity with

child nature and child mind, and with the laws AN EMPORIA RESIDENCE.-G. W. NEWMAN'S HOME.

of child growth. Manual training will not be long

in entering every progressive city in the state, and ready to assist our students to secure positions, but cannot the teacher's preparation will not be complete without it. promise more. As a matter of fact, there has seldom been a The course in elementary psychology and methods of study, year when the calls for first-class teachers did not exceed the

as well as the special reviews in principles and methods in the supply. The graduates of the School are seldom idle long. common branches, are other advance steps recently made that The class of 1898 illustrates the way in which the classes usu- teachers will appreciate. ally locate. All of the graduates in the advanced courses se- The Regents have just approved a plan for employing an ascured desirable work, while but one or two of the entire 126 sistant in the department of physical training who shall have who wished work failed to get a satisfactory position.

had special training as a nurse and whose specific duty shall Salary and position are not the best incentives to a more be to look after the needs of sick students and students in poor thorough preparation for teaching, but rather the increased health. This provision, so far as we know, is made by no other power, the increased efficiency, the increased satisfaction that institution of learning in Kansas, and, we are assured, will prove accompany service. If these be assured, the former are usu- most acceptable to our patrons. ally added unto them in due time.

We hope that our friends are bearing in mind that the NorEmporia is centrally located and easily reached from any mal School stands for a principle. It maintains that all good part of the state. The mileage system before mentioned practically brings the School within 100 miles of every Kansas home. The city contains nearly 10,000 inhabitants, and is noted for its many beautiful homes and churches. Lying on the ridge between the Neosho and Cottonwood rivers, its natural drainage is perfect, and it is, consequently, one of the healthiest cities in the West. The moral and educational tone, as well as the business enterprise of its citizens, combine to make it the ideal place for an institution of learning. Rooms in many of the most comfortable and attractive homes in the city are open to students at reasonable rates. In this connection, it might be stated that the moral and spiritual atmosphere in the State Normal School is stimulating and wholesome. Its students have ever been most generous in testifying to its helpfulness to a better living. Our church friends need have no fear that their children will not find a church home and church friends in abundance. There are about twenty



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