[ noun ] (education) a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic semester
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Rep._Henry_C._Grover , who teaches history in the Houston public_schools , would reduce from 24 to 12 semester_hours the so-called `` teaching_methods '' courses required to obtain a junior or senior_high_school teaching_certificate .
A normal year 's work in college is 30 semester_hours .
Grover also would require junior senior_high teachers to have at_least 24 semester_hours credit in the subject they are teaching .