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SEC. 54. Accredited Colleges; Approval of Course of Study. That section 7499, General Statutes of 1909, be amended to read as follows: Sec. 7499. Upon application of any college or university, or educational institution of like standing, incorporated under the general laws of the state of Kansas, and requiring a four-year high-school course or its equivalent, approved by the State Board of Education, as a condition of admission to its freshman class, the State Board of Education shall have the power to examine the course of study prescribed and the character of the work done by it, and if in the judgment of said board the course of study and the character of the work done shall be of such standing as to prepare the graduates of such institution to teach successfully in the public schools of this state, and if said institution maintains a department of education and the course of study prescribed includes work in said department satisfactory to the State Board of Education, the board shall place such institution on the accredited list. (Laws 1911, ch. 276, sec. 1.)

SEC. 55. Subject to Examination; Standard. That section 7500 of General Statutes of 1909 be amended to read as follows: Sec. 7500. Any institution on the accredited list shall be subject to examination by the State Board of Education at its pleasure with respect to its course of study, its equipment, and the character of its work; and additional requirements may be made at the pleasure of the board. Any institution failing to maintain a standard satisfactory to the State Board of Education shall be dropped from the accredited list. (Laws 1911, ch. 276, sec. 2.)

SEC. 56. Certificates Issued to College Graduates. That section 7501, General Statutes of 1909, be amended to read as follows: Sec. 7501. To all persons graduating from such approved courses of study in institutions on the accredited list the State Board of Education shall issue a three-year state certificate, and at the expiration of said certificate said board shall issue a life certificate in lieu of the first one issued, provided the holder shall have taught successfully at least two years out of the three and has kept himself informed in the general literature of his profession. (Laws 1911, ch. 276, sec. 3.)

SEC. 57. Eligible Institutions. That section 7502 of General Statutes of 1909 be amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 7502. The provisions of sections 1, 2 and 3 of this act shall apply to the State University and the State Agricultural College, and may, at the discretion of the State Board of Education, be extended to any institution in any of the United States which shall satisfy the said board that it maintains an efficient department of education and meets the other requirements for schools on the accredited list. (Laws 1911, ch. 276, sec. 4.)

SEC. 58. Graduates of School of Arts in Certain Institutions. That section 7521 of General Statutes of 1909 be and same is hereby repealed. Any graduate of the school of arts of the University of Kansas, or of any university or college incorporated under the laws of this state maintaining a department of education and requiring a four-year high-school course or its equivalent, approved by the State Board of Education, as a condition of admission to its freshman class, and maintaining a regular four-year course thereafter for graduation, and accredited as such by the State Board of Education, shall, upon presentation to said board of satisfactory evidence of graduation from such accredited course of study in said university or college, receive from said board a three-year certificate to teach in the public schools of this state; provided, that the course of study completed by such graduate of the abovedescribed institutions shall have included such work in the department of education as shall be satisfactory to the State Board of Education. (Laws 1911, ch. 276, sec. 5.)

SEC. 59. Normal Courses with Practice Teaching. [7522] The State Agricultural College and any educational institution incorporated under the laws of this state, and accredited by the State Board of Education as maintaining a course of study including all the branches prescribed by law and required by said State Board of Education for securing a three-years certificate to teach in the public schools of the state, is hereby authorized to grant a diploma—the form of which shall be prescribed by the State Board of Education—to any person who shall complete the above-specified course of study, which diploma shall be accepted by the State Board of Education as authorization for granting to the holder of such diploma a three-years certificate to teach in the public schools of the state of Kansas; provided, said person shall have given not less than twenty weeks to practice teaching under the provision of the pedagogical department of said educational institution. (Laws 1899, ch. 179, sec. 3.)

SEC. 60. State Normal Schools; Common-school Certificate. [8343] As soon as any person has attended said institution twenty-two weeks, said person may be examined in the studies required by the board, in such manner as may be prescribed, and if it shall appear that said person possesses the learning and other qualifications necessary to teach a good common school, said person shall receive a certificate to that effect from the principal, to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction; and as soon as any person shall have completed the full course of instruction in the State Normal School, he or she shall receive a diploma, which, when signed by the president of the institution, state superintendent of public instruction, and the board of directors of said school, shall be evidence that the person to whom such diploma is granted is

a graduate of the State Normal School, and entitled to all the honors and privileges belonging to such graduates; and such diploma shall serve as a legal certificate of qualification to teach in the common schools of this state. (Laws 1864, ch. 99, sec. 13.)

SEC. 61. State Normal Schools; One-year Certificates. Each person shall, upon the completion of the secondary course of instruction adopted by the faculty of the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia, the State Manual Training Normal School at Pittsburg, and the Fort Hays Kansas Normal School at Hays, and approved by the State Board of Administration, be entitled to a certificate to teach in the schools of the state of Kansas for a period of one year. (Laws 1915, ch. 299, sec. 1.)

SEC. 62. State Normal Schools; Three-year Certificates. Each person who has completed a standard four-year high school course, approved by said institutions as referred to in section one, and who has completed the freshman course as prescribed by the faculty and approved by the State Board of Administration, shall be entitled to a certificate to teach in the schools of the state of Kansas for a period of three years. (Laws 1915, ch. 299, sec. 2.)

SEC. 63. State Normal Schools; Life Certificates. Each person who has completed a standard four-year high school course, approved by said institutions as referred to in section one, and who has completed the freshman and sophomore course prescribed by the faculty and approved by the State Board of Administration, shall be entitled to a life certificate to teach in the elementary schools and the junior and two-year high schools of the state of Kansas. (Laws 1915, ch. 299, sec. 3.)

SEC. 64. State Normal Schools; Life Diplomas. The diploma conferred by the degree of bachelor of science in education shall be a life diploma to teach in any of the common schools of the state of Kansas, including elementary and high schools. Laws 1915, ch. 299, sec. 4.)

SEC. 65. State Normal Schools; When Act Shall Take Effect. Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this act shall take effect on September 1st, 1916, and until that time each of said institutions as referred to in section one shall be entitled to issue the life certificate now provided by section 834311 of the Revised Statutes of 1909, upon the completion of the full course heretofore prescribed for that purpose by the board of regents and consisting of two full years' work above the high school in said institutions; and shall have the right to issue the three-year certificate now provided by law. (Laws 1915, ch. 299, sec. 5.)

SEC. 66. State Normal Schools; Special Certificates. Each of said institutions shall have power to issue certificates to 11. Section 60 of this book.

teach manual training, domestic science, agriculture, commercial subjects, drawing, music, or other occupational subjects, upon the completion of such course of study as may be prescribed by the faculty of said institutions and approved by the State Board of Administration. (Laws 1915, ch. 299, sec. 6.)

SEC. 67. Normal School Certificates Signed and Registered by State Superintendent. [8380] All teachers' certificates and all diplomas having certificate value shall, before they are issued by this board, be presented to the state superintendent of public instruction for his signature and for registration in his office. (Laws 1905, ch. 388, sec. 3.)

SEC. 68. Recognition of Certificates from Other States. [7506] When the State Board of Education is satisfied that any resident of this state, holding a state certificate issued by any other state in the United States, secured the same by passing an examination equivalent to that given by said board, it may issue to said person the certificate as provided for in section 3 of this act, without further examination. (Laws 1893, ch. 132, sec. 10.)

SEC. 69. Registration of State Certificates. Every state certificate, state diploma, or other document issued as a teacher's certificate by the State Board of Education or by any Kansas State Normal School must be registered by the county superintendent of the county or by the clerk of the board of education of any city of the first or second class in which the holder contracts to teach; and for every certificate registered by a county superintendent a fee of one dollar shall be required, which shall be paid into the normal institute fund. Failure, neglect, or refusal to comply with the foregoing provisions will render said certificates, diploma, or other document void as a teacher's certificate in such township, county or city of the first or second class until such registration is made. (Laws 1915, ch, 298, sec. 2.)

SEC. 70. Duty of Certain Officers to Register State Certificates. [7528] It shall be the duty of the county superintendent or clerk of the board of education of a city of the first or second class to register all such certificates, diplomas or other documents when presented to him by the holder thereof. It shall be the duty of said superintendent or clerk to provide a suitable record for this purpose; said record to show the name and address of the holder, kind of certificate, diploma or other document held, date of issue and date of expiration, if issued for other period than the life of the holder. It shall be the further duty of the county superintendent or clerk of the board of education to issue to such holder a statement of the kind of certificate, diploma or other document held, giving date of issue and date of expiration of same. (Laws 1905, ch. 394, sec. 2.)

SEC. 71. Unlawful to Pay Salary unless Certificate is Registered. [7529] It shall be unlawful for any district board, board of education or board of trustees of any county high school to issue an order for payment of the salary for services as teacher of any holder of said certificate, diploma or other document unless said holder presents a certificate of registration as provided for in section 2 of this act. (Laws 1905, ch. 394, sec. 3.)

SEC. 72. Report of Registration. [7531] It shall be the duty of the county superintendents and clerks of boards of education of cities of the first and second class to report, in October and March of each year, to the State Board of Education all certificates, diplomas or other documents registered in their respective counties or cities. It shall be the duty of the state superintendent to provide necessary blanks for this report. (Laws 1905, ch. 394, sec. 5.)

SEC. 73. Certificates Void, When. [7507] All life certificates issued by the State Board of Education or by the regents of the State Normal School shall be void if the holder of the · same should not be engaged in school work for three consecutive years; provided, that certificates may be renewed by the State Board of Education. (Laws 1893, ch. 132, sec. 11.)

SEC. 74. Certificates Canceled, When. [7508] The said State Board of Education is empowered to cancel any state certificate which said board, on satisfactory proof, finds to be held by a person of immoral character or otherwise disqualified for a teacher. (Laws 1893, ch. 132, sec. 12.)

SEC. 75. No Revival of Lapsed Certificates by Statute. [7532] No provisions of this act shall be construed to revive a state certificate, state diploma or State Normal School diploma which has lapsed under provisions of section 622312 of the General Statutes of 1901, nor any certificate or diploma which has lapsed by expiration of time for which it was issued. (Laws 1905, ch. 394, sec. 6.)

12. See section 73 of this book.

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