Following Saskatchewan’s birth as a province in 1905, its new Department of Education took responsibility to create a unified, publically funded school system. In order to supply teachers for this growing undertaking, a number of Normal Schools were established to act as the primary teacher education institutions for the province. While this advent represented a new beginning for this prairie territory, it cannot be said that the province’s system of teacher education had grown without roots. In fact, the curriculum for the Saskatchewan Normal School was largely modeled on the traditional programs that had been established first in Ontario and then imported to the Northwest Territories (NWT) during the latter part of the nineteenth century. However, rather than remaining stagnant over the generations, this “invasive” curriculum soon became highly influenced by Saskatchewan’s native soil and gradually evolved into an entity that was more acceptable to the province’s educational community.