Professional Studies in Special Education 60 ECTS cr

As a minor subject in the Master's phase, you can pursue a 40-credit set of studies that, together with the introductory studies in special education, qualifies you to provide special education. (The specifics of the qualification are dependent on your previous educational background.)

The studies familiarise you with the child's development and deviations in it, identification of development and the prerequisites for learning, various interventions and with the planning and implementation of teaching in a number of ways. You are also familiarised with the contribution of home and society to a child's development. The main professional fields are early childhood education, primary education, secondary education, rehabilitation, institutional care and various research and administrative tasks in the fields of education, disabled and social welfare and health care.

Application Procedure

Application Procedures are only in Finnish at Language of instruction is Finnish.

The right to pursue studies for a minor subject is given for the next academic year. The duration of the right is one academic year.

For the application forms, see

Application Guidance

More details on applying for the right to pursue studies in a minor subject are available from the Faculty’s study advisors, especially Minna Sainio. Any questions related to study rights should be addressed to Helena Seppälä, Chief Academic Officer.

Person in Charge

Professor Marjatta Takala

More Information on the Studies

A more detailed description of Professional Studies in Special Education including the courses involved is to be found in the Faculty of Education Catalogue of Minor Subject Studies on WebOodi.

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Last updated: 17.11.2015