About the faculty

The Faculty of Education at Østfold University College is located inn Halden. The faculty is growing and an attractive employer - today we have over 1,900 students and 140 employees. In addition, we collaborate with employees in nearly 140 kindergartens and schools across the county regarding training of our students.

We educate teachers in kindergarten, elementary school and high school through our professional education programs. We also have a wide range of further education courses directed at the kindergarten and school sector. The offer is largely reflected in national strategies. 

Digital competence is a focus area at the faculty. Our online courses organized as MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) in digital competence / ICT and professional digital competence / pedagogical use of ICT are very popular. We also run the project DigiLU - Digitalization in teacher education, which both students, employees and the field of practice benefit from.

Our professional staff runs also extensive professional-oriented research and development work. The employees are organized in interdisciplinary research groups and have both national and international partners. Several of our professionals have received national and international awards.