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The University gets requested education

Published: 1 June 2016

The shortage of special education teachers are great throughout Sweden and is expected to grow. Universitetskanslersämbetet, UKA, now gives postive respons to an application from Luleå University of Technology to start special education training.

- We are very happy. For the region, this is important. And that UKÄ gives us the green light indicates that the quality of our teachers and our research is high. The University has received inquiries from almost all the municipalities in Norrbotten signaling that they are in need of special education skills, says vice chancellor John Sterte, Luleå University of Technology, about the good news.

The program is given at half speed and on-line, with 3-4 meetings per semester in Luleå from autumn 2016. To enter you must have a teacher education and also been working as a teacher for at least three years.

- Education is a advanced level and provide expertise to work overall with the education of pupils that needs special support  and with assistance and support to the principal in such matters, says assistent professor Åsa Gardelli and Greta Rova-Lindberg, lecturer, Department of Communication and Learning at Luleå University of Technology. Today, when 20 percent of principals changing mission support function to principals os particularly important.

Luleå University of Technology made an application concerning access to special needs education in September 2015. The process leading up to now given the green light to start training has been long.

- We have been thoroughly interviewed  by both UKÄ and observers from other universities to ensure the quality of the education, says Åsa Gardelli and Greta Rova-Lindberg.