normal school.A training school for public-school teachers. • Normal schools first appeared in the United States in the 1800s and were two-year post-high-school training programs for elementary-school teachers. At the turn of the century, normal schools expanded into four-year teaching colleges. Most of these institutions have developed into liberal arts colleges offering a wider variety of education and teaching programs. — Also termed normal college. [Cases: Colleges and Universities 1. C.J.S. Colleges and Universities §§ 2–3, 9.]

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