Introduction

Joensuun Normaalikoulu Teacher Training School, established in 1882, is a university-owned provider of basic, general upper secondary and teacher education. It hosts 1000 students and 400 student teachers annually. High-quality research and experimental projects lie at the heart of our activities. We are also proactive developers of educational practices, learning environments and pedagogic applications.

Class teachers, subject teachers, student counsellors and special education teachers - educating student teachers for basic and general upper secondary education is our vocation. Teaching experiments and educational research connected with teacher training enhance the innovative and analytical ethos of our school. Joensuun Normaalikoulu Teacher Training School provides a research environment for various faculties as well as companies with an educational focus.

Joensuun normaalikoulu offers in-service education and refresher courses for teachers. The focus of our continuing professional development training is on updating teachers’ pedagogical anad digital skills. Our strongly committed teaching staff and modern facilities as well as our ideal location in the centre of Joensuu make our school a popular venue for various educational events.