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JAMK University of Applied Sciences, located in Jyväskylä, is an internationally oriented and dynamic HE institution with 8000 students and 700 employees. The Teacher Education College (TEC) of JAMK has it’s history back to 1962 in qualifying teachers for all professional fields in vocational and higher education. Since 1994 this postgraduate level program has also been provided in English.

Furthermore, TEC has a leading role in providing continuing education for qualified vocational teachers in special needs education and in counseling and career guidance. Teacher education in TEC emphasizes the ideology of inclusive learning environments and inclusive vocational education.

TEC has actively taken part in many national and international development and research projects in the field of special and inclusive education and participates actively in the national networks that work towards inclusive vocational education and training.