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  • Northern Illinois University-School of Education Collection

The Northern Illinois University School of Education received its charter in 1895 as the Northern Illinois State Normal School with classes beginning in September 1899. The first class of 16 students completed their studies in 1900. In 1921, the school changed its name to Northern Illinois State Teachers College before eventually becoming Northern Illinois University in 1957. The university established the College of Education in 1959.

The photographs in this collection include images of student teaching in laboratory school classrooms from approximately 1905-1910. Academic subjects featured in the photographs include mathematics, chemistry, physical education, English, history, and art. The images are labeled using their original photo captions.

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ca. 1905-1910

ca. 1905-1910