- (formerly) a school offering a two-year course and certification to high-school graduates preparing to be teachers, especially elementary-school teachers.
Compare teachers college.
Origin of normal school
First recorded in 1825–35
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Such, then, in brief, are some of our normal-school attributes.
Gentlemen to whom it falls to deliver annually Normal-school addresses would do well to take a lesson from them.The College, the Market, and the Court
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A normal-school pupil, Mr. Holmesland, had the arithmetic class that morning.What Happened to Inger Johanne
- (in France, and formerly England, the US, and Canada) a school or institution for training teachers
C19: from French École Normale: the first French school so named was intended as a model for similar institutions
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