Vocational Teacher Education (60 ECTS)


Please Note: Before submitting an application, please ensure you have earned a relevant university or polytechnic degree and have a minimum of three years’ work experience in a field corresponding to the degree. The duration of the digital degree program ranges from 18-24 months.

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Vocational Teacher Education (Professional Teacher Education) provides the pedagogical qualification for teaching your specific subject in Finland.

Teaching, or rather, facilitating learning, is a challenging yet rewarding career choice for professionals from different fields of expertise. Our studies at JAMK’s Teacher Education College are designed to meet the needs of adult students: the mode of study is flexible, we utilize digital learning environments, and each student is able to tailor their studies individually. Completion of this flexible post-degree programme usually takes 1-2 years. The programme is primarily recommended for those whose mother tongue is not Finnish but is open to anyone else who wants to increase their international skills.

The Teacher Education programme consists of 60 credits (corresponding to one year of full-time study) and includes:

  • basic studies in educational sciences
  • vocational pedagogy studies
  • teaching practice
  • other studies.

The curriculum of the programme is based on interconnected competence areas: facilitating learning, creating future and developing the teacher identity.