Department of Education
Department of Education was founded in 1957 within the Faculty of
Humanities. Since 1974 the department has been a part of the Faculty
of Education. The fields of education, adult education and special education belong to educational sciences. All three fields may be
studied as major subjects at the Department of Education at the University
of Turku. The educational sciences lie at the crossroads of anthropology,
sociology and the humanities. The centres of research are all the
fields of education and training. The scientific fields closest
to educational sciences are psychology, sociology, philosophy and
The department offers training in the educational sciences
to approximately 400 major students and 300 minor students annually.
At the department it is possible to take the Master's, Licenciate's
and Doctor's degrees. The graduates are employed in various jobs in the field of education.
The department has a staff of about 50.