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2. At such examination candidates from the various Public Schools of the Province may present themselves as follows:

(a) Those pupils who present a certificate from the Principal of Grade VIII of having done successfully the work of such Department.

(b) Pupils from Country Schools who present a certificate of having attended a Public School in Standard V for six months preceding the examination.


Candidates who have not been attending the Public Schools of the Province may be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Presiding Examiner, but all such shall be specially reported to the Department.

4. When at any time during the interval between Entrance Examinations it is considered desirable to admit a pupil provisionally until next examination, the Superintendent of City Schools, or the Inspector, and the principal of the Collegiate Institute, shall at once report in detail upon the case to the Department of Education without whose approval no provisional admission may be made.

5. Holders of second and third class teachers' certificates may be admitted without examination to such place in the Collegiate Schools as their standing may justify.







Revised August 31st, 1900.

The following regulations have been adopted by the Advisory Board in regard to the examination of teachers and granting of certificates :


1. The certificates hereafter granted by the Advisory Board of Education for the public schools of the Province of Manitoba shall rank as first, second or third class. Those of the first class shall be sub-divided into grades A and B; those of the second and third classes shall be each of one grade. The first and second shall be valid during the pleasure of the Board; the third class certifi. cate shall be valid for three years.

2. There shall be two parts in the examination for granting certificatesone for testing the literary acquirements of the candidates, to be known as the non-professional examination; the other for testing their knowledge of the theory and practice of education, to be known as the professional examination.

3. After July, 1901, candidates will be required to take Third Class NonProfessional Certificates before being allowed to write on the Second Class Non-Professional examination, and Second Class Non-Professional Certificates

before being allowed to write on the First Class Non-Professional examination ; the Board, however, reserving to itself the power of admitting to any examination candidates having special qualifications.



1. Reading and Orthoepy :-Oral reading with proper pronunciation and expression. [Value 100; minimum required 160.]

Writing and Spelling:-On all papers.

2. English Grammar:-Etymology and Syntax. Exercises.

Text Book.-West's Grammar.

3. Composition and Rhetoric:-Familiar and business letters; essay writing; principles of rhetoric as outlined in prescribed text book.

Text Books.-Welsh's English Composition.

1901. Composition from Models (new edition), pages 1-184.

4. Poetical Literature:-Intelligent comprehension of and familiarity with the prescribed poems; memorizing the finest portions; oral reading of prescribed poems.

1901. The following selections from Tennyson: Recollections of the Arabian Nights, The Lady of Shalott, Enone, The Lotos-Eaters, "You ask me why, tho' ill at ease," "Of old sat Freedom on the Heights," "Love thou thy land with love far brought," The Epic, Morte d'Arthur, Ulysses, St. Agnes' Eve, Sir Galahad, "As thro' the land at eve we went," "Sweet and low, sweet and low," "The splendor falls on castle walls," "Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean," "Thy voice is heard thro' rolling drums,” Home they brought her warrior dead,” “Ask me no more; the moon may draw the sea,” Lancelot and Elaine, To Virgil, Early Spring, Freedom, Crossing the Bar.


5. History:-The leading events of Canadian and English history. Text Books.-Arabella B. Buckley's History of England; Clement's History of Canada.

6. Geography:-The general geography of the world; geography of Canada and the British Empire more particularly.

Text Book.-The New Canadian Geography.

7. Arithmetic :

Text Books.-High School Arithmetic; Hamblin Smith's Arithmetic.

8. Algebra:-Fundamental laws of Algebra; elementary rules; simple equations of one, two and three unknown quantities; factoring; H.C.F.; L.C.M.; problems.

Text Book.-C. Smith's Elementary Algebra, chapters I to XI inclusive. Supplementary for schools requiring additional exercises :-Robertson & Birchard's High School Algebra,

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Euclid's definitions will be required, and no axioms or postulates except Euclid's may be assumed unless in the case of the 12th axiom.

The actual proof of propositions as given in Euclid will not be required, but no proof of any proposition occuring in Euclid will be admitted in which use is made of any proposition, which, in Euclid's order, occurs subsequently. The enunciations will be set according to Euclid. Abbreviations for words may be used, but not the algebraical symbols + and - or indices.

(The definitions, axioms, postulates, enunciations as required will be found in Todhunter's Euclid.)


10. Botany :-Elements of Structural Botany. (Two papers.)

Plants will be submitted to the candidates for examination and identifica

Text Books.-Spotton's High School Botany (Manitoba edition), and Manitoba Course of Agriculture, Series 1.

Book of reference for Teachers.-Bergen's Elements of Botany (Ginn & Co.)

11. Agriculture:

Text Book.-Manitoba Course of Agriculture, Series 2.

12. Physiology:

Text Book.-Physiology for young people (New Pathfinder, No. 2.)

13. Book-keeping:

Text Book.-High School Book-keeping, chapters 1 to 6 inclusive, chapters 8 to 10 inclusive, precis-writing, indexing.

14. Drawing:-Prang's Elementary Course for Graded Schools. (6 Drawing books, I Complete Manual.)

(a) Sight Drawing.-Freehand sketches from nature-forms, from common objects, from models, or types of form; ideas of good grouping, and of simplicity in rendering. Theory-the ability to define and illustrate general principles of foreshortening and of convergence.

(b) An understanding of the kind of work implied by the term Constructive Drawing; accurate knowledge of the "Conventions" commonly used in making a working drawing; simple applications of these conventions, either freehand or instrumental.

(c) Study of one or two styles in historic ornament and of typical forms of arrangement from copies, readings, etc.; similarly a notice of elementary steps in design and in uses of color; decorative treatment of a flower form, or of simple lines and spaces-e.g., a square of plaid, a book-panel, a rosette, etc.

Third reader.

Chromatic Scale.

15. Music:-Normal Music Course. Minor Scales. Third Time Chart. Modulation. Exercises in vowels. Humming exercises. Breathing exercises.

A candidate who holds or has held a third class certificate shall not again be permitted to write for a certificate of third grade,



1. Reading and Orthoepy: Oral reading, with proper pronunciation and expression. [Value, 100; minimum required, 60.]

2. Writing and Spelling: On all papers.

3. Grammar: (One paper) West's English Grammar.

4. Rhetoric and Composition: (One paper).

(a) The investigation of rhetorical principles, along the lines laid down in Genung's "Outlines of Rhetoric."

(b) The writing of an essay on one of a number of subjects to be assigned by the examiner. The essay should not exceed two foolscap pages in length. Text Book.-Outlines of Rhetoric, Genung (Ginn & Co.)

5. Literature: (One paper).

(a) Prose-Crown of Wild Olive (Ruskin).

(b) Poetical-The following selections from Tennyson: The Holy Grail, Recollections of the Arabian Nights, The Poet, Lady of Shalott, The LotusEaters, The Day Dream, Morte d'Arthur, The Brook, The Voyage.


1. (a) English History: Green's Short History of the English People, chapter IX, sections 6 to 10, and chapter X.

(b) Roman History (Creighton's Rome-Primer).

(c) Greek History (Fyffe's Greece-Primer).

2. (a) Canadian History: Clement's History of Canada.

(b) Geography: Outlines of physical and mathematical geography: commercial and physical geography of Europe and America.

Text Book.-The New Canadian Geography.


1. Arithmetic:

Text Books.-High School Arithmetic and Hamblin Smith's Arithmetic.

1. Algebra: Elementary rules; easy factoring; highest common measure; lowest common multiple; square root; fractions; simple equations of one, two and three unknown quantities; indices; surds; easy quadratic equations of one and two unknown quantities.

Text Book.-C. Smith's Elementary Algebra.

Supplementary for schools requiring additional exercises :-Robertson & Birchard's High School Algebra.

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