This Time in History: April

In April of 1967, UW-Stout approved three new majors, one graduate and two undergraduate programs. The graduate program was M.S. Vocational Rehabilitation and the undergraduates were B.S. Applied Mathematics and B.S. Distributive Education. Vocational Rehabilitation was said to be the first graduate program in vocational evaluation to be offered by any college or university, according to program director Dr. Paul Hoffman. Students accepted in the program would receive stipends of $1800 for the nine month program, $500 for the ten week practicum, as well as tuition and fees.

Distributive Education was meant to train teachers and coordinators to handle marketing and distributive education programs both in high school and post high school settings. The Applied Mathematics major paired well with Stout’s industrial position and consisted of four cores: Academic Mathematics, Applied Mathematics (Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematical Problem Solving), a core of technological courses, and a general education core of liberal studies. The classes were set to begin in September of 1967.