normal school

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(formerly) a school offering a two-year course and certification to high school graduates preparing to be teachers, especially elementary-school teachers.
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Origin of normal school

First recorded in 1825–35
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Normal School

(in France, and formerly England, the US, and Canada) a school or institution for training teachers

Word Origin for Normal School

C19: from French École Normale: the first French school so named was intended as a model for similar institutions
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