18 HOWARD UNIVERSITY.
NQRMAL AND PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT.
This department furnishes two Courses of Stutly, under one
organization. One coursc is arrangcd for students who wisli to
fit thcmsclves l'or the work of teaching, whilc, at tlie sanie timo,
it is cqually adapted for those wlio seek a good English educa-
tion. The othcr is dcsigncd to preparo students for college.
By niaking special arrangements students may parsile the Latin
of the Preparatory coursc and certain English branches of the
Nortnal. Students in the Preparatory eourse, and in othcr
departments of the institution may, at tlieir option, sii are the
advantages and instruetions dcsigncd more especially for stu¬
dents in the Xormal eourse. Tliis arrangement will accommo-
datc those, who, for sclf-support or othcr reasons, may bo ealled
upon to teach for a limited timo, and yet do not look forward
to teaching as a pcrmaneiit employmcnt.
In connection with this department, there is a "Model
School," both for " observation " of the best methods of teach¬
ing, and for " practice " in them.
The principal is aided bv assistants appointed bv the Board.
This is arrangcd with special referencc to fitting teachers for
their work. It eomprises a eourse of three years, beginning
with common Englisli liranches of a high school grado. The
advanced pupils in this eourse will liave the opportunity of
teaching classes in the Model School under the inspoction of the
Principal and subject to liis criticisms.