Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is one of the oldest faculties at the University of Lapland. It was founded in 1979.

The Faculty has long established tradition of educating experts within a variety of fields. The current Bachelors and Masters Degree programmes in the Faculty are Primary  Teacher Training, Education, Adult Education and Media Education and an International Master's Degree programme in Media education taught fully in English. In addition the Faculty provides courses for exchange students, students doing their minor subjects at the Faculty and also for non-degree students in further education, Open University and Provincial Institution of Higher Education.

The research work done in the Faculty has four focus areas: educational research, subject didactical research, women’s studies, and media educational research. 

Faculty offer a good variety of courses taugh in English,  for example in English language, gender studies, global education and media education. The Faculty collaborates also with universities abroad, for example with universities in Great Britain, Hungary, Spain, Austria and Denmark.

There are five different units which belong to the faculty of education.

Unit for Continuing Education provides vocational courses for education personnel in the field of teaching and education. The unit also provides short-term (refresher) courses/further education courses that:

  • relate to working in the field of education.
  • answer to the wants and needs arising from the clients and labour market.
  • will help people who work in the field of education.

Centre for Media Pedagogy (CMP) offers training and support services. It carries out research and product development projects.

Unit for Gender Studies organizes and provides teaching for students in different faculties, units and at the Open University. Gender Studies is inter- and multidisciplinary fields of research.

Teacher Training School is part of the Faculty of education and the University of Lapland. The Teacher Training School is responsible for organizing the practise and training periods for the primary/class teacher trainees and other students.