OUR STORY

Our history dates back to 1609 when Pedagogy of Oulu was founded.
Today we at Oulu University Teacher Training School regard the diversity of life, equality and community spirit as essential values.

Our safe and forward-looking school works for diverse human growth and development in order for our students to become widely able and responsible members of society. 

As a UNESCO-school we belong to a global network of schools addressing global challenges: building global citizenship and promoting sustainable development. We are an active member of the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN).
 



OUR VISION

We believe that happy and healthy students and student teachers are the best learners. We also believe that developing learning skills provide the best long-term results. High-quality learning is supported by teachers and co-learners, but also by the physical learning environment.

The physical learning environment at Oulu University Teacher Training School is continuously developed together with researchers and pedagogical experts, complemented by digital and technological solutions, to best meet the needs of active, creative, problem-solving and co-operative learners. 

As a learning community, we cultivate community spirit and collaboration, as well as nurture possibilities for individual growth and development.

 



OUR VALUES

Today we at Oulu University Teacher Training School regard the diversity of life, equality and community spirit as essential values.
 



STATISTICS

•  The second-largest Teacher Training School in Finland

•  Two Primary Schools, Secondary School, Upper Secondary School, education for grades 1-12

•  1200 pupils and students

•  600 Student Teachers•  120 Staff Members
 



FAQs

Why are you called Teacher Training School?

One of our key tasks is to develop and implement research-based teacher training as part of the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu.

Why do your lecturers have a double-role? What do they do?

Our lecturers double-role as teachers for their pupils/students and as trainers for student teachers who practice at our school.

What kind of education do teachers at Oulu University Teacher Training School have?

The teachers at our school all have a Master’s Degree either in education or in a subject they teach. Several of our teachers also have a Ph.D. or are Doctoral Students.

Who are your students?

Our students on the Primary School (grades 1-6, for students aged 7-13), Secondary School (grades 7-9, 14-16 year-olds), or Senior Secondary Schools (grades 10-12, 17-19 year-olds) are youngsters from the nearby neighbourhood, representing diverse cultural backgrounds.

Our student teachers are university students studying for a Master’s Degree at the University of Oulu.
They will become either classroom teachers for Primary School or subject teachers for Secondary, or Senior Secondary Schools.

What kind of training services do you provide?

We offer several types of educational services; Diploma Programmes, international seminars and conferences, and in-service training courses and study visits. Please, contact us for more information.

Do you organise online training courses?

Yes, we do. Our Diploma Programme in Education Leadership and Management is mostly online.