normal-school

normal school

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


Origin:
1825–35

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Normal School
 
n
(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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