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Founded in 1874 as Massachusetts s fifth normal school, Worcester State University has changed significantly while evolving from a teacher training school to a highly regarded public university in New England s second largest city Normal schools prepared teachers to enter classrooms through a curriculum of traditional coursework and innovative apprentice teaching By 1932, when the normal school moved from its downtown location to the city s western edge, its name was changed to Worcester State Teachers College, and although it still stressed teacher preparation, the school began expanding its academic program and growing its campus By 1963, it became Worcester State College, denoting the shift from a strictly teacher training school to a liberal arts and sciences college New and unique programs proliferated, and graduate education increased student options By 2010, Worcester State, like all Massachusetts state colleges, became a university, again signifying how much it had evolved in less than a half century As Worcester State University approaches its 150th anniversary, this book illustrates some of the major changes in the institution s history....

Title : Worcester State University (Campus History)
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ISBN : 1467128449
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing May 7, 2018
Number of Pages : 128 pages
File Size : 995 KB
Status : Available For Download
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