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Oulu University Teacher Training School in a nutshell

Oulu University Teacher Training School (Oulun normaalikoulu, “Norssi´), is one of eleven teacher training schools in Finland. Some 1100 pupils and 600 student teachers, together with 110 staff members form versatile, skilled and enthusiastic educational society. Our school is a Unesco school where internationality, equality and tolerance are promoted. We educate pupils to independent thinking, initiativeness, responsibility and co-operativeness. We also provide high-class education with the aid of the latest information technology.

According to our administrative rules we have four principal roles: 

      1) To organize free, high level basic education in comprehensive school and in general upper secondary school (senior high)

      2) To organize concurrent pedagogical training and educational courses for student teachers, in co-operation with the
           Faculty of Education and other faculties.

      3)  To participate actively pedagogical research, development and experimental projects, together with researchers in local, 
           national and international level. 

     4) To provide in-service training for teachers, principals and administrators.



Do you wish to develop your career or leadership as an educator? We organize

1) Tailored On-campus Studies in Oulu, Finland
         Finnish Education System, Teacher Training Schools as part of research-based Teacher Training, Curriculum Design,
         Learning Spaces, Design Methods for Education, Modern Learning Environments – those are some example of topics
         we want to share with you. During your stay in Oulu you will meet Finnish principals, teachers, researchers – and certainly 
         follow lessons in some of our teacher training schools.


2) Job Shadowing.

          Stay with us in Finland, and learn on-the-job in various tasks, tailored for your needs. This is a great opportunity to develop
          your career and leadership.


3) Tailored On-site Consultancy.

            Want to initiate a modern Teacher Training School in your country? Want your school or institution to be evaluated by
            the Finnish Education Experts? We are pleased to help you!


In-service training can be organized in co-operation with the Faculty of Education, Oulu University Extension School, and the City of Oulu.

Tuition and fees – contact us today!



Dr. Kari Kumpulainen
kari.kumpulainen (at) oulu.fi