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Columbia University and Seminary Teachers Institute to Co-operate

June 17, 1929
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The Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary has effected a plan of cooperation with Teachers College of Columbia University, whereby students of the Teachers Training Department will be able to obtain a degree of Bachelor of Science from Columbia University and a degree of Bachelor of Jewish Pedagogy from the Teachers Institute after pursuing the following course of study at both institutions:

1. Two years of study at the Teachers Institute covering 90 credits of work. During these two years students will have to devote their entire time to Jewish study. Students will be taken on observation tours to progressive Hebrew and secular schools in order to become acquainted with the best current methods and practices. Students will also be afforded opportunity to engage in practice teaching and to lead clubs in Jewish institutions.

2. Two years of teaching under the supervision of the instructors in Education. During these two years students must pursue a part-time program at an accredited college and will be required to complete thirty points of work, an average of seven and one-half points a semester. These thirty points must include first and second year college English to the extent of twelve semester hours, eight semester hours of work in natural science and elective work chosen from the fields of history, economics, sociology, general psychology, philosophy and languages other than Hebrew. During this period students will also be expected to devote part of their time to studies at the Teachers Institute to the extent of eight points a semester. The work at the Teachers Institute during these two years will be largely seminar and conference work.

3. A full time program at Teachers College covering thirty points of work (Continued on Page 4)

Upon the satisfactory completion of the above course of study and upon the recommendation of the teachers, students will be granted a B. J. P. degree from the Teachers Institute and a B.S. degree from Teachers College. The B. J. P. degree will qualify students to pursue graduate courses leading towards higher degrees at Teachers College of Columbia University or at any other graduate institution.

The details of the arrangements have been made known by Columbia in “School and Society” and by the Teachers Institute in its new Register for 1929-30.

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