Normal School Course of Study – 1869-1870

The Brockport Normal School offers three different courses of study for the entering student:  Elementary English, Advanced English, and Classical.  Stephen follows the  second course of study, Advanced English. It is three years in length and includes of the above subjects. This degree, requires study t in chemistry, physiology, natural philosophy, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, surveying, botany, geology, and astronomy, o the basic curriculum below.

First Year

First Term

  • Arithmetic
  • Grammar and Analysis
  • Modern Geography, Use of Globes and Map Drawing
  • Reading and Orthography
  • Penmanship, Impromptu Composition, and Declamation or Select Reading

Second Term

  • Algebra
  • History and Ancient Geography
  • Chemistry and Physiology
  • Reading and Orthography
  • Penmanship, Impromptu Composition, and Declamation or Select Reading

Second Year

First Term

  • Algebra, first half; Geometry, second half
  • Bookkeeping, first half; Natural Philosophy, second half
  • Rhetoric, first half; Methods of Teaching and School Economy, second half
  • Drawing Essays, Impromptu Composition, and Select Readings or Declamation

Second Term

  • Mental Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy and Civil Government
  • Practice in Training School, three hours daily
  • Impromptu Composition and Essays
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