University’s new study guide for academic year 2020-2021 is published at https://opas.peppi.oulu.fi.
The study guide includes information on degrees, curriculums, courses and course timetables. Course registrations are still done in Oodi.
If you have questions on information in the study guide, please contact the study field's Academic Affairs Service Team https://www.oulu.fi/forstudents/faculty-study-affairs.
The Special Education programme is one of the programmes in the Degree Programme in Teaching and Education. It includes studies in education and professional studies in special education. The main disciplines of science in the programme are special education, education, psychology, logopaedics and sociology. The programme focuses on inclusion (=full participation and equality), lifelong learning, sense of community, emotional and interaction skills, and the meaning of collaboration. The contents of the programme include e.g. the various needs for support among children and adolescents, three-tier support, the prerequisites for good development and learning, and the various interventions and pedagogical approaches to support the growth, development and learning of children and adolescents.
The programme provides abilities for the post of special education teacher and for expert duties in research, guidance and counselling. The programme aims to respond to the needs for education and research in special education in all of northern Finland. The studies are implemented through lectures and
group teaching, blended teaching, learning assignments, independent work and various occupational and participatory working methods. The studies also include teaching practice periods in primary education.
The goal of the Special Education programme is to educate experts in education with diverse skills in special education and good skills for collaboration and interaction. They find employment in a variety of changing tasks in education.
Having completed the Bachelor's degree, the student
* is familiar with the main concepts and theories of his/her branch of science
* observes individual needs related to growth and learning, and takes them into account in his/her activities
* knows how to interpret the social and international connections of education and identifies his/her social responsibility as a pedagogical expert
* knows how to evaluate and analyse interaction between people from the viewpoints of equality, human rights and caring.