International Teacher Education for the Digital Era

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.

We have lengthy experience, since 1994, in providing vocational teacher education studies in English. In addition to English language mediated studies, we also want to offer experiences in studying in hybrid learning environments (simultaneously face-to-face and online sessions).

Three adult students working in a group
Product scope
60 ECTS credits
Annual intake
370
24 study places in international group
Application period
03.01.2023 - 19.01.2023
Degree
Professional Teacher
Study modes
Part-time studies
Starts
01.08.2023

Professional Teacher Education Studies

Our Professional 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. Studies include practical training, participation in all learning sessions, self-directed learning, and working in a peer learning group of 4-5 students.

Studies will begin on 3.6.2022 with online orientation. Subsequent sessions will be one-day hybrid learning sessions in Jyväskylä and online, approximately 6‒8 times per semester.

Learning sessions 2022 - 2023

  • Orientation 3 June 2022
  • 24 - 25 August 2022
  • 5 - 6 September 2022
  • 21 - 22 September 2022
  • 26 - 27 October 2022
  • 22 - 23 November 2022
  • 1 - 2 February 2023
  • 4 - 5 April 2023
  • 4 May 2023

The love for learning and desire to help others grow have brought me to the teacher education studies.

Tatiana Juuso, Professional Teacher Education

See Tatiana's story
School of Professional Teacher Education

School of Professional Teacher Education

Jamk's School of Professional Teacher Education offers post-degree programmes for professionals from different fields of expertise, who aim for a career as a teacher or who wish to develop themselves as facilitators of learning.
Teacher Education and Educational Leadership

Teacher Education and Educational Leadership

Expertise for the improvement of the quality of education: professional development programmes and development cooperation projects. Support stretching from school development to educational system reforms.
Innovative Learning

Innovative Learning

Jamk operates in a working life-orientated learning ecosystem and acts as an expert community of vocational higher education. We develop, study and produce new innovative pedagogical solutions.

Contact us

Jamk University of Applied Sciences
School of Professional Teacher Education
Innova 1, Piippukatu 11
40100 Jyväskylä, FINLAND

Tel. +358 20 743 8100
Staff emails form: firstname.lastname@jamk.fi

Questions about the applications or the studies? Student Services email: opiskelijapalvelut.aokk(at)jamk.fi

Student services contact information

Katariina Jouhiaho

Opinto-ohjaaja, Study Counsellor
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358407525358

Henriikka Lahtinen

Opintoasiainkoordinaattori, Study Affairs Coordinator
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358407720598

Marika Salminen

Opintoasiainkoordinaattori, Study Affairs Coordinator
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358403515261