teachers college

noun

: a college for the training of teachers usually offering a full 4-year course and granting a bachelor's degree

Examples of teachers college in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After his Army discharge, Mr. Waldrop graduated in 1955 from the Kansas teachers college. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2023 The university also will renovate the Myrtilla Miner Building on the main campus — formerly a teachers college and one of the first high schools for Black girls — to house its School of Education and the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science public charter school. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 The victims — students at a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa, a poor community in southern Mexico — were at the core of his base of support. Oscar Lopez, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2022 Cal Poly Humboldt, founded in 1913 as a teachers college, was known as Humboldt State until January. Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2022 In March 2015, the Organization of American States sent experts to help the Mexican government investigate the disappearance of 43 students from a teachers college in the town of Ayotzinapa. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2021 The 43 students from the rural teachers college at Ayotzinapa in the southern state of Guerrero were abducted by corrupt local police in the town of Iguala. Maria Verza, Star Tribune, 24 Sep. 2020 Amrit Kaur The ban on religious symbols passed the day that Kaur, a 29-year-old Sikh who wears a turban, graduated from teachers college. Dan Bilefsky, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Mar. 2020 There were department stores, trolleys, a new depot, banks, a newspaper and a teachers college, now New Mexico Highlands University. Susan Spano, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teachers college was circa 1911

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“Teachers college.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teachers%20college. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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