Teacher Education Program (2018)

The vocational teacher education programme is meant for teachers and teacher applicants who plan to work at universities of applied sciences or at vocational institutions/colleges. The programme combines various learning environments and multiform methods: contact teaching in Oulu, group work, e-learning, teaching practice in an educational institution, and digital learning solutions. 

Language of instruction: English
Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits
Qualification: Finnish pedagogical teaching qualification
Application deadline: January 2018
Note: Teacher education process is pre planned for a period of one year, but the students have up to 3 years to complete the 60 credit teacher programme

Forms of study

  • The students (15) are selected separately only from those who have applied specifically to this group. The applicant’s field of study does not affect the selection.

  • The studies are entirely in English. The students must possess good oral and written English language skills. 

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    The blended learning programme combines various learning environments and multiform methods: contact teaching in Oulu, group work, e-learning, teaching practice in an educational institution, and digital learning solutions. 

  • The studies begin with an orientation and assessment period that takes place in Oulu. Based on this period, the students with the help of their tutors will prepare a personal study plan (PSP). The PSP will determine the progression and study path of the student. 

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    The blended learning programme combines online and classroom teaching and focuses on collaborative learning in small groups. The students plan their teaching sessions independently in groups during the time between the sessions.  

  • The studies require commitment and taking responsibility for active participation in the group work. Studying requires good basic ICT skills, and the ability to actively work in different learning environments. 

  • Participation in the online programme requires the student to have appropriate IT equipment and network access for virtual study. 

  • The studies are planned so that they can be completed in one academic year. However, depending on the personal study plan, students can use up to 3 years to finish the programme. 

 

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Learn more about studies in vocation teacher education
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Learn more from the website of Vocation Teacher Training Programme 2017 -2018