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from a recognized normal school, or an equivalent preparation; (2) three years' successful teaching, two of which shall have been in the State on a first grade county certificate, (3) a successful examination in English, educational psychology, and the principles and methods of teaching, and (4) the preparation of a thesis on one or more elementary school problems, the subject or subjects of which shall be selected from a list prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Second-A four year high school certificate valid for teaching and supervising in any high school and in the seventh and eighth grades of any district in the State, for which the requirements shall be: (1) Graduation from a recognized college or university, or the completion of an equivalent preparation; (2) three years' successful teaching, two of which shall have been in the State on a first grade, a high school, or a supervisory county certificate; (3) a successful examination in English, educational psychology, and the principles and methods of teaching, and (4) the preparation of a thesis on one or more secondary school problems, the subject or subjects of which shall be selected from a list prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Third—A four year supervisory certificate, valid for teaching and supervising in all grades of the public schools in any district in the State. The requirements for this certificate shall be: (1) Graduation from a recognized high school and from a recognized normal school, or an equivalent preparation; (2) three years' successful supervision, two of which shall have been in this State on a county supervisory certificate; (3) a successful examination in English, educational psychology, sociology, the history of education, and school organization, administration, and supervision, and (4) the preparation of a thesis on one or more problems of school administration, the subject or subjects of which shall be selected from a list prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

$ 5. The holder of any State certificate, while he continues to teach, shall annually before entering upon his duties, present his certificate to the county superintendent for registration and pay a fee of one dollar for the same, which fee shall be covered into the institute fund. State certificates in force at the time of the passage of this Act shall not have the term of their validity impaired.

First-A first grade elementary county certificate provided for in section 6 of this Act, may be exchanged for a State elementary certificate, provided the holder thereof files certified evidence of having taught successfully for a period of five years and of having completed one year of post graduate study in a recognized normal school or college.

Second-A county high school certificate provided for in section 6 of this Act, may be exchanged for a State high school certificate, provided the holder thereof files certified evidence of having taught successfully for a period of five years and of having completed one year of post graduate study in a recognized college or university.

Third--A county supervisory certificate, provided for in section 6 of this Act, may be exchanged for a State supervisory certificate, provided the holder thereof files certified evidence of five years successful

experience in supervision and of having completed one year of study in a recognized normal school or college in addition to the study required for admission to the examination for county supervisory certificate.

§ 6. County certificates granted by the county superintendent and the requirements for the same shall be as follows:

First-A second grade elementary school certificate valid for two years in the first eight grades of the common schools of the county and in the ninth and tenth grades when endorsed for the same by the county superintendent. This certificate shall be renewable on evidence satisfactory to the county superintendent of six months' successful teaching or twelve weeks' professional training, and a second time if in the period following the date of issue the holder shall have acquired eighteen weeks' professional training in any recognized school providing such training, and, thereafter, the same shall be renewable indefinitely for periods of two years upon evidence of successful teaching and professional growth satisfactory to the county superintendent.

The applicant for this certificate shall be examined in orthography, civics, Illinois history, physiology, penmanship, reading, grammar, geography, United States history, arithmetic, general science, pedagogy, and the principles and methods of the State course of study. Graduation from a recognized high school or an equivalent preparation shall be required for admission to the examination. At the option of the county superintendent this certificate may be issued without examination to persons who have completed the junior year's work in a recognized normal school or its equivalent.

Second--A first grade elementary school certificate, valid for three years in the first ten grades of the common schools of the county, and in the high school when endorsed for the same by the county superintendent. This certificate shall be renewable indefinitely for periods of three years, upon evidence of successful teaching and professional growth satisfactory to the county superintendent. The requirements for this form of certificate shall be: (1) Graduation from a recognized high school, or an equivalent preparation; (2) six months of successful teaching, and (3) an examination in orthography, including spelling, civics, Illinois history, physiology, arithmetic, pedagogy, English, algebra, general history, and any three of the following natural sciences: Botany, zoology, physics, chemistry and physiography. This certificate shall be issued to graduates of a recognized normal school, or from an institution offering an equivalent preparation, provided the applicant has had one year of successful practice teaching, and applies for the certificate within three years after graduation.

Third-A high school certificate, valid for three years in the high school, and also in the seventh and eighth grades of the county.

This certificate shall be renewable indefinitely for periods of three years on evidence satisfactory to the county superintendent of successful teaching or supervision and professional growth. The requirements for this form of certificate shall be: (1) Graduation from a recognized high school, or an equivalent preparation ; (2) a certificate showing the

completion of at least two years' successful work in any recognized higher institution of learning, and (3) an examination in English, pedagogy, and six high school subjects, three majors and three minors, chosen from a list prescribed by the Examining Board hereinafter provided for: as follows; one subject from each of the following groups:

(1) Mathematics
(2) History
(3) Science

(4) Language or literature, and two other subjects chosen from the list of high school subjects. Prorided, however, that graduates of a recognized normal school, college, or university may offer within three years after graduation, certified credits in lieu of examination in the above subjects accompanied by faculty recommendations of ability to teach in the high school.

Fourth-A supervisory certificate, valid for three years for teaching and supervising in any and all grades of the public schools in any district in the county. This certificate shall be renewable for three-year periods on satisfactory evidence of successful teaching or supervision, and of professional growth. The requirements of this certificate shall be:

(1) Graduation from a recognized high school and at least two years' work in a recognized higher institution, one of which shall have been in a normal school, or an equivalent preparation; (2) two years' successful teaching or supervision, and (3) a successful examination in English, educational psychology, the history of education and school administration.

Fifth-A kindergarten primary certificate, valid for two years in any kindergarten and in the first two grades of the common schools of the county, providing the kindergarten training school of which the applicant is a graduate gives adequate preparation for the first two grades of work. This certificate shall be renewable for two-year periods on evidence of successful teaching satisfactory to the county superintendent. The requirements for this form of certificate shall be graduation from a recognized high school and from a recognized kindergarten training school, or the completion of an equivalent course; or in lieu of graduation from such training school, such examination in English, and the theory and practice of kindergarten and primary work as may be prescribed by the Examining Board.

Sixth-A special certificate, valid for two years in the common schools of the county, renewable for two-year periods. Such certificate shall be issued in music, drawing, agriculture, manual training, domestic science, domestic art, physical training, penmanship, bookkeeping. German, and such other subjects as may be added by the Examining Board and shall authorize the holder to teach only the subject or subjects named in the certificate. The requirements for this form of certificate shall be graduation from a recognized high school, or an equivalent preparation, and a certificate showing the completion in a recognized higher institution of learning of at least two years' special training in the special subject or subjects, certified credits in English and the principles and

methods of teaching, and satisfactory evidence that the applicant ha: taught or can teach the subjects successfully. In lieu of such specia: training and certified credits a special certificate may be obtained by a examination in English and the principles and methods of teachita and in the special subject or subjects. (As amended by an Act appror: June 23, 1915.)

$ 7. The county superintendent is hereby authorized to issue a provisional certificate valid for one year to persons of his or other counties who fall below the required minimum or average in an examination for second grade certificate. This certificate may be issued without examination to persons who have completed two years of work in a recognized normal school, or one year of such work if the applicaz: is a graduate of the tenth grade. Such certificates shall be designated on their face, “Provisional," and the same shall not be renewable or issued the second time to the same person. The county superintendent is also authorized to issue at any time, upon evidence satisfactory to himself, that the applicant possesses the prerequisites and qualifications for such certificate, a county certificate of any grade, such certificate to be designated on its face "Emergency." This certificate shall be valid only until the next regular examination, and in the county of issue. Provisional and second grade certificates are valid for teaching on y First grade elementary certificates and high school certificates shall be valid for supervision in all positions where the principal or superintendent teaches one-half or more of the time. County certificates issue without examination, as herein provided, shall have that fact stated on the certificate and a certified copy of credits shall be filed with the application. No certificate shall be issued by a county superintendent upon certified credits filed in lieu of examination until such credits have been approved by the Examining Board.

S 8. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Aci with regard to county certificates there is hereby created an Examining Board to consist of the Superintendent of Public Instruction who shall be ex-officio chairman, one person who is engaged in educational work. to be appointed by him for a term of four years, and three county superintendents, each to serve for three years, one to be appointe annually by the Superintendent of Public Instruction upon the recom; mendation of the county superintendents' section of the State teachers

' association at its annual meeting. The first year of the terms of the members of the board shall end on January 1, following the going into effect of this Act. The necessary traveling expenses of the boarl an: such other expenses as are necessary in carrying out the provisions of this Act shall be provided through the State Department of Education. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall have the power to for vacancies until the next annual meeting of the State teachers' assowi3tion. If a member of this board ceases to be a county superint-ndu. he ceases to be a member of the board. Examinations for county cerit cates shall be held at the various county seats on the same day at least three times each year and under such rules as may be prescribed hy the

Examining Board. Questions for each examination shall be uniform throughout the State, and shall be prepared by said board and forwarded to the county superintendents under seal, to be broken only at the time of opening the examination and in the presence of the applicants. The county superintendent shall conduct the examination in his county, and at the close of the same shall forward all papers to the Examining Board. The grades shall be returned to the county superintendent, who shall issue the certificate of the kind designated to each applicant in his county who has passed the examination, if in his judgment the personality of such applicant and his general qualifications other than scholarship, fit him for the work which the certificate would authorize him to perform. The papers shall be kept on file for six months for reference by the applicant or the county superintendent. The Examining Board shall have the power to make and prescribe the forms of applications for teachers' certificates and for the annual registration and renewal of teachers' certificate; to make and prescribe the form of records, of issuing, of registering and renewing of teachers' certificates by the county superintendents, and to require of county superintendents quarterly and annual reports of such data concerning the certification of teachers, and to make and prescribe such rules and regulations as may become necessary for the proper administration of this Act.

$ 13. Every applicant for a county certificate shall pay a fee of one dollar for each examination. All county certificates shall be annually registered and endorsed before the holder begins to teach and a fee of one dollar shall be charged for the same.

$ 15. By the words (word] "recognized," as used in this Act in connection with the word (words] “school," "college,” or “university,” is meant such school, college or university as maintains an equipment, course of study and standard of scholarship approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Examining Board, according to the certificate to which it pertains. The term “equivalent preparation,” as lised in this Act, shall be interpreted and determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Examining Board, according to the certificate to which it pertains.

$ 20. The Superintendent of Public Instruction may recognize and honor any State certificate of another state obtained under conditions similar to those in Illinois. The county superintendent of schools may recognize and honor any certificate of another state obtained under conditions similar to those in Illinois, under such rules as may be prescribed by the Examining Board, except that certificates the equivalent of the provisional and second grade elementary certificates described in this Act shall not be subject to recognition.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

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