The purpose of this research and its presentation is to clarify how the Finnish women teachers were trained in teacher colleges. Usually the lower elementary school teacher training lasted two years in Finland. The main emphasis of this research is on the teacher training college of Tornio, located in Northern Finland. It was the first teacher college located that North. The data was studied from the point of view of History of Education where the source of material provides the answers. The main recourses were archival sources, text books that were used at the college, and other studies. The recourses clarified the students studied many subjects and skills in the college. Such as the didactics and pedagogy, regionalism, religion, math, and health education, and arts including playing and singing, handicrafts, gymnastics, games and sports. Teaching practicum lasted about 3 weeks at a time and took place in the spring semester of the second study year. Teaching practicum was an important phase of studies. According to the recourses Herbart-Zillerism ideology was affecting to the teaching at the teacher training college. It appeared in the textbooks, but other activities as well. The teacher image and it´s requirements were raised from the Finnish societal among the educational ideology. According to the results, Finnish teacher training was considered the seedbed for moral-Christian-nationalist education. Women teachers’ suitability to act as model citizens was carefully assessed already in the student selection. Strict entrance tests started from sending written applications to the college teaching staff. Also it was found that a carefully-selected group of applicants were invited to the second step where the best applicants were selected for the actual entrance test. The students were mainly from the countryside of the Northern Finland, mostly aged 17–26. Finally teachers’ were considered exemplary people for the whole nation and therefore their work was not just seen something one does but adopting certain kind of a role and identity.