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School and College structure (1940-1962)

In 1940, St. Cloud State organized its academic programs into eight separate divisions. The structure was then codified in the school's first constitution, which was approved in 1941 and subsequently modified until the late 1960s.

A compelling reason for reorganization was St. Cloud State seeking admission into the North Central Association (NCA), an accrediting body. St. Cloud State's first attempt to for membership into the NCA failed in 1941. St. Cloud Cloud State's membership into the NCA was accepted in 1947.

Nearly all of the information regarding specific divisions came from the course catalogs.

Arts and Music

Names

  • 1940-1962: Division of Arts and Music

Subjects

  • Fine Arts, 1940-1962
  • Industrial Arts, 1940-1962
  • Music, 1940-1962

Business

Names

  • 1940-1950: Division of Business Education
  • 1950-1962: Division of Business

Education

The Division of Education and the division of Psychology were established in July 1961. These divisions replaced the division of Professional Laboratory Experience and the division of Education, Philosophy, Psychology.

Names

  • 7/1961-1962: Division of Education

Subjects

  • Education, 7/1961-1962
  • Teaching, 7/1961-1962

Education, Philosophy, Psychology

The Division of Education and the division of Psychology were established in July 1961. These divisions replaced the division of Professional Laboratory Experience and the division of Education, Philosophy, Psychology.

This division also replaced the Division of Professional Laboratory Experience from 1953 to 1956.

Names

  • 1940-1954: Division of Professional Studies
  • 1954-7/1961: Division of Education, Philosophy, Psychology

Subjects

  • Education, 1940-1961
  • Philosophy, 1951-191
  • Psychology, 1940-1961
  • Teaching, 1953-1956

Health and Physical Education

The Division of Education and the division of Psychology were established in July 1961. These divisions replaced the division of Professional Laboratory Experience and the division of Education, Philosophy, Psychology.

This division also replaced the Division of Professional Laboratory Experience from 1953 to 1956.

Names

  • 1940-1954: Division of Professional Studies
  • 1954-7/1961: Division of Education, Philosophy, Psychology

Subjects

  • Education, 1940-1961
  • Philosophy, 1951-191
  • Psychology, 1940-1961
  • Teaching, 1953-1956

Languages and Literature

Names

  • 1940-1962: Division of Languages and Literature

Subjects

  • Foreign Languages, 1940-1962
  • English and Literature, 1940-1949
  • English Language Literature, 1949-1962
  • Journalism, 1949-1962
  • Library Science, 1940-1962
  • Speech, 1941-1962

Mathematics and Science

Names

  • 1940-1962: Division of Mathematics and Science

Subjects

  • Biology, 1940-1961
  • Biological Sciences, 1961-1962
  • Chemistry, 1949-1962
  • Mathematics, 1940-1962
  • Physical Sciences, 1940-1952
  • Physics, 1949-1962
  • Sciences, 1951-1962

Professional Laboratory Experience

The Division of Education and the division of Psychology were established in July 1961. These divisions replaced the division of Professional Laboratory Experience and the division of Education, Philosophy, Psychology.

The Division of Professional Laboratory Experience did not exist from 1953 to 1956. Responsibilities were part of the division of Education, Philosophy, Psychology

Names

  • 1940-1951: Division of Laboratory Schools
  • 1951-1953: Division of Professional Laboratory Experience
  • 1956-7/1961: Division of Professional Laboratory Experience

Subjects

  • Teaching, 1940-1953, 1956-7/1961

Psychology

The Division of Education and the division of Psychology were established in July 1961. These divisions replaced the division of Professional Laboratory Experience and the division of Education, Philosophy, Psychology.

Names

  • 7/1961-1962: Division of Psychology

Subjects

  • Psychology, 7/1961-1962  

Social Sciences

Names

  • 1940-1959: Division of Social Studies
  • 1959-1962: Division of Social Sciences

Subjects

  • Economics, 1940-1962
  • Geography, 1940-1962
  • Group Leadership, 1942-1962
  • History, 1940-1962
  • Leadership Training, 1940-1942
  • Orientation, 1955-1962
  • Political Science, 1940-1962
  • Professional Courses, 1941-1951
  • Recreation, 1951-1962
  • Social Science, 1952-1962
  • Social Studies, 1962
  • Sociology, 1949-1962