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normal school

(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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1825-35 Unabridged
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Normal School

(in France, and formerly England, the US, and Canada) a school or institution for training teachers
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C19: from French École Normale: the first French school so named was intended as a model for similar institutions
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