The professional teacher education is based on recent research in educational science
and applies the principles of participatory pedagogy and methods of exploratory learning.
The education provides the pedagogical qualification required of teachers in Finland.
After the studies, you will qualify to work as a teacher in vocational institutions and universities of applied sciences. You can also teach in other institutions depending on your own education and work experience. The studies will give you useful skills in various education-related fields such as education export, HR or coaching.
The professional teacher education programme taught in English is for professionals who wish to teach in English and/or who are not proficient in the Finnish language. The extent of the studies is 60 credits.
The Form of studies is blended learning and they are organised mostly online. You can
study alongside work and complete your studies in 1.5 years (on average). Participation also requires attendance on weekdays.
The starting point for professional teacher education is participatory pedagogy. It encompasses the wide range of activating and exploratory pedagogical models and methods.
Teacher students have a real voice in the way their studies are planned, implemented and assessed.
The core competency areas are:
• evaluation competency
• teaching and facilitation competency
• well-being competency
• partnership competency
• cultural competency.
The studies consist of 60 credits and include:
• basic studies in education
• vocational pedagogical studies
• teaching practice
• elective pedagogical studies.
The next application period is on 4 – 20 January 2022. It will end on 20 January at 15.00 Finnish time. You will find the online application form at www.studyinfo.fi during the application period.
Required documents must be attached to the online application by 27 January
2022 at 15.00 Finnish time. Results of the student selection will be published on 31 March 2021 at the earliest in the My Studyinfo service.
Accepted applicants must confirm their study place by 11 April 2021, 15.00 Finnish time. The studies begin on May 2021, week 20.
The entry requirements for professional teacher education are in most cases:
• a relevant university degree
• a minimum of three years of professional work experience in a field corresponding to
the subject of teaching (for teachers of vocational subjects)
If you have obtained your higher education qualification abroad, recognition by the Finnish National Agency for Education / the Finnish National Board of Education is required. You can find more information from the Finnish National Agency for Education website.
Admission services: firstname.lastname@example.org
tel. +358 (0)294 520 450