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Teaching is a challenging yet rewarding career choice for professionals from different fields of expertise. The education offered in JAMK's Teacher Education College is designed to meet the needs of adult students: the mode of study is flexible, multiform and each student is able to tailor the studies to meet his/her unique needs.
We have provided vocational teacher education studies in English since 1994. Nowadays you can study in internationally oriented group or apply to one of our Finnish-language study groups based in various parts of Finland.
Vocational Teacher Education provides pedagogical qualification for teaching in Finland. The post-degree programme is primarily intended for teachers who work or plan to work at universities of applied sciences and vocational institutes. The studies of 60 ECTS in JAMK's Teacher Education College are flexible and designed to meet the needs of adult students. Each student gains skills to facilitate learning and develop the teaching even further.
The Vocational 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 four interconnected competence areas: facilitating learning, developing the educational environment, cooperation and interaction and continuous learning.
Mode of study
The studying in our Vocational Teacher Education programme is flexible. Many of our adult students continue working during the studies and have their own hurries.
The part-time programme (60 credits) includes seminars, E-learning activities, learning circle meetings and teaching practice. The length of supervised study varies, according to the mode of study and programme, from one to two years.
In compliance with the law, the students have the right to study for three years. These standard times are normally sufficient to include the eventuality of any unscheduled interruptions in the studies.
In most cases the eligibility to apply for teacher education studies can be obtained with: * a relevant university or polytechnic degree and * a minimum of three years' work experience in a field corresponding to the degree.In the field of social services and health, either a relevant master's degree plus three years' work experience or a relevant polytechnic degree plus five years' work experience corresponding to the degree are required.Please note!You have to attach a copy of the decision on the recognition of your degree made by the Finnish National Board of Education to your application if you: * have not completed your degree in the Nordic Countries * represent the educational field of social services and health and you have not completed your degree in Finland. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL iBT® test: 80 Work Experience No work experience is required. A minimum of three years' work experience in a field corresponding to the degree.