1847 Provincial Normal School Opens in Toronto

  • Postcard of the Normal School, Toronto, Canada

    The Normal School

    The first Normal School in Upper Canada was opened in Toronto on November 1, 1847. This marked the establishment of formal teacher training and laid a foundation of practical and professional standards to which teachers would be held. In addition to providing the academic grounding that teachers required, the Normal School also offered instruction in the history and philosophy of education and taught specific methods for organizing, teaching and maintaining order in the classroom.

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