Professional Teacher Education Program 

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 2019
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 are selected from those who have applied specifically to this group. The applicant’s field of study does not affect the selection. 15 students are selected based on their admission points.

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

  • There will be 19 contact days altogether (4 classroom days, the rest active online sessions). The students plan their teaching sessions independently in groups during the time between the contact days. During the active online sessions, the students teach each other the various competence goals of the curriculum.

  • 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 work, the students will prepare a personal study plan (PSP) with the help of their tutors. The PSP will determine the progression and study path of the student.

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