About Umeå School of Education

USE provides training for

• Pre-school and primary teachers
• Secondary and upper secondary teachers
• Study and vocational guidance counsellors
• Special education teachers
• Special needs teachers

Other areas of activity are courses for unqualified teachers wishing to acquire a teaching degree, continuing professional development courses for practising teachers and supplementary training for teachers with a foreign teaching degree.


Educational science research at Umeå University is focused on the following strong research areas:

• Measurement and evaluation
• Literacy
• Mathematics education
• ICT, media and learning

In addition, research is carried on in the following development areas:

• Science education
• Educational history and history didactics
• Memory and learning
• Young people’s education, career development and welfare

Educational science research is also pursued in the areas of learning processes in aesthetic subjects, gender, democracy, fundamental social values and sports education.


TEPE (Teacher Education Policy in Europe)
TNTEE (The Thematic Network on Teacher Education)Teacher Education in Europe in the late 1990s: Evaluation and Quality
Green Paper on Teacher Education in Europe: High Quality TE for High Quality Education and Training

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Umeå School of Education
Umeå University
901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
Administration Building

Tel:  +46 90 786 50 00