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1. a person who has received a formal attestation of professional competence to practise a certain profession or teach a certain skill or subject
2. a degree between that of bachelor and doctor awarded now only by certain chiefly European universities
3. Chiefly Presbyterian Church a person holding a licence to preach
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an academic degree used in the French system of higher education and also in the universities of Finland, Switzerland, and some Latin American countries. In medieval universities it was an intermediate degree between the baccalaureate and the doctorate. In modern French universities it is the first academic degree. There are licentiates of literature, the sciences, and pedagogy. The degree of licentiate is awarded to persons who in their third or fourth year of study at an institution of higher learning have passed three or four examinations in subjects in their field of specialization. The degree gives the right to teach in a lycée (generally in the provinces) and to take the examination for the Certificat d’Aptitude du Professorat du Second Degré, which enables the holder to teach at a secondary school, including any lycée.

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The Special Program for Pedagogical Training is part of the upgrade and qualification policy of the CEETEPS, and is proposed by teachers and employees of the administrative sector at the institution, who have different college degrees, except for licentiate's degree.
(1) Scheme I offered pedagogical complementation to professionals with higher education who did not have a licentiate's degree, whilst Scheme II offered to professionals with a diploma in middle-level professionalizing technical courses, in addition to subjects of Scheme I, other ones that were part of the specific technical content.
14)--which is that of making up for the lack of professionals with licentiate's degrees at primary and high schools, in addition to middle-level professional education schools -, what are the ideological conditions and mechanisms that distance a big portion of students from training processes for the teaching activity?

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