The Faculty of Educational Sciences educates and trains teachers and other experts for positions that require expertise in education, schooling, teaching, learning, leadership, societal issues and educational sciences. The studies will also provide you with readiness to maintain and develop your professional skills.
Students, researchers and teachers of the faculty have mutual interest in human growth, development, behaviour, teaching and learning. The faculty is known for its innovative teaching experiments and for developing modern teaching methods. Teaching is based on the latest high-quality research of international standard.
In the Degree Programme in Educational Sciences there are six study tracks in Finnish and three in Swedish. The study tracks in Finnish are Special Education, Home Economics Teacher Education, Textiles Teacher Education, Kindergarten Teacher Education, Class Teacher Education and General and Adult Education. The study tracks in Swedish are Kindergarten Teacher Education, Class Teacher Education and General and Adult Education.
The first cycle university degree only is available in kindergarten teacher education. Those who have obtained a Bachelor's degree in kindergarten teacher education may apply for studies leading to a Master's degree.
Students in all other study tracks take first a Bachelor's degree (3 years) and continue their studies to a Master's degree (2 years). In Finland, in primary and subject teacher education (excluding kindergarten teacher education), formal qualifications can be obtained only by completing a second cycle university degree.
Teaching in English
Most of the teaching in the faculty is in Finnish and Swedish, but the Subject Teacher Education Programme STEP offers teaching in English.