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normal school

A school that trains teachers, chiefly for the elementary grades.

[Translation of French école normale (so called because the first school so named was intended as a model) : école, school + normal, normal.]
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Normal School

(Education) (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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nor′mal school`

a former school giving a two-year program to high-school graduates preparing to be teachers.
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Normal school

A college (usually only two years) for preparing students to become schoolteachers who could then teach through the eighth grade.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Normal school - a two-year school for training elementary teachersnormal school - a two-year school for training elementary teachers
junior college - a college that offers only the first two years terminating in an associate degree
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normal school

n (US, old) → pädagogische Hochschule
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References in classic literature ?
You have received a high-school education, and possibly topped it off with normal school or college.
One daughter had married a doctor, the other was a teacher in the state normal school; one son was a locomotive engineer, the second was an architect, and the third was a police court reporter in San Francisco.
An address by Edward Everett, governor of Massachusetts, at the opening of the normal school at Barre, September 5, 1839.
This is an academic environment of the highest caliber not a Reconstruction-era normal school.
Hayley and her friends were looking forward to a normal school vacation, but when they discover a map left by Hayley's grandfather shortly before his death, they opt to follow in his footsteps.
The history of normal school education remains an area of study that has attracted relatively little attention from educational historians in recent years, although a growing body of literature is emerging (see, Allison, 1998; Goodlad, Soder, & Sirotnik, 1990; Herbst, 1991; Lucas, 1997; Monroe, 1952; Salvatori, 1996).
Jane, age 17, has cerebral palsy and thinks of herself as normal: she goes to normal school, has normal friends.
He studied at Victoria College and Normal School, but his career took off when he started sketching the Victoria area with his friend Max Maynard, who introduced him to Emily Carr (1) (2).
Incremental medical care can include a special program designed for a specific psychological-, physical- or mental-needs student, note-takers for deaf students or even psychotherapy services designed to help students adjust to normal school settings.
A graduate of Aroostook State Normal School (now University of Maine at Presque Isle) and Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) with a master's degree from the University of Oregon, Craig taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades in Maine and Oregon.
The American state normal school; "an instrument of great good."
--When comparing the number of fatalities of children ages 5 through 18 during "normal school transportation hours," in the 1989 through 1999 school years, school buses were 87 times safer than passenger cars, light trucks, and vans.