The Arc of Teacher Education: From Normal Schools to Now


Bridgewater State University is celebrating its 175th anniversary as one of the first teacher preparation institutions in the United States. To commemorate this historic role, the university is hosting a conference that explores the rich and diverse history of teacher preparation. The conference will be held on March 26, 2015, on the campus of Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts.




Registration (Closed)

Registration includes admission to the conference, complimentary parking, refreshments, a served lunch and a closing reception. BSU faculty, students, and staff should use the BSU Registration link.

Local Hotel Information

Bridgewater State University has arranged for a discounted rate at area hotels for conference guests. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly and reference Arc Conference at Bridgewater State University when making your reservation to take advantage of this discount. Room availability may be limited and it is recommended that guests book as early as possible.

Courtyard Marriott Raynham
37 Paramount Drive
Raynham, MA 02767
Phone: 508-822-8383
Nightly rate: $115.00 plus applicable taxes

Hampton Inn Raynham
600 New State Highway
Raynham, MA 02767
Phone: 508-822-6222
Nightly rate: $99.00 plus applicable taxes

Complimentary shuttle service between the hotels listed above and Bridgewater State University will be available to guests who book prior to March 19, 2015. The shuttle service schedule will be available at check-in, with one morning departure and one early evening return on March 26, 2015. Please note that all reservations are made between you and the hotel of your choice. Individual hotel policies and regulations will apply. Reservations and rates are based upon availability.

Conference site parking is available for all external guests in the Harrington Parking Lot. See the BSU Campus Map for directions.


Inquiries about the conference can be addressed to Dr. Anna Bradfield by email at or by phone at 508-531-1201.

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