The State Board of Education shall have all necessary authority to cooperate with the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Agency in the administration of said act of Congress. It shall cooperate with the state agency in charge of the Workers' Compensation Law. The state board shall administer any legislation which may hereafter be enacted by the Legislature of the State of Alabama and shall administer the funds provided by the federal government and the State of Alabama for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry or otherwise and their return to civil employment. It shall have full authority to formulate plans for the promotion of the training of such persons in such subjects essential to their rehabilitation. It shall have authority to fix the compensation of officials and assistants as may be necessary to administer the federal act and this chapter, and to pay such compensation and other necessary expenses of administration from funds appropriated by the state. It shall have authority to make studies and investigations relating to the rehabilitation of disabled persons; to promote and aid in the establishment of schools, departments or classes giving such necessary training; to cooperate with local boards of education, organizations and communities in the maintenance of such schools, departments or classes; to prescribe qualifications for the teachers, directors and supervisors of such subjects and to have full authority to provide for the certification of teachers, directors and supervisors.