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Anderson County Schools
Teaching Certificates Issued August, 1899

Teachers' examinations were offered from one to four times a year. The certificates issued were valid from sixth months (with a "Third Grade" certification), to a year ("Second Grade") and two years for those who earned a "First Grade" certificate. Salaries were also determined by experience and the higher rated certificate, so the "First Grade" rating was sought by all who took the test.

Certification also determined which grades you could teach. A "First Grade" certificate allowed you to teach 1st-12th grade, a "Second Grade" from 7th grade down, and "Third Grade" recipients could only teach the primary grades.

"Summer Institutes" were held during the month of August, with experienced teachers conducting classes in curriculum, teaching methods and classroom management to those hoping to become teachers. Most counties required you to attend these institutes before taking your exam.

Lifetime certification could be earned at a university when the graduate demonstrated for three years that he/she was a successful teacher.

First Grade: Second Grade: Third Grade:
W. N. Kelsey Rena Goodrich Grace France
Elma Lowry W. S. Grove Jean Byall
Sister Mary Shomas Allen Mansfield Alphon Goodrich
Mrs. Letitia Nash Mrs. Adan Proctor Samuel Kelsey
T. E. Wood Eva Kelsey
Sister Martina Cora Lane
Fanny Lambert
Anna Nesbit
May Shaefer

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