JAMK's School of Professional Teacher Education provides teacher education programmes, continuing education courses and services as well as research, development and innovation activities.

JAMK's School of Professional Teacher Education  is a highly esteemed professional pedagogy expert and a sought-after partner in the development of education and guidance. Nearly 400 students graduate from our post-degree programmes in Finland every year. Furthermore annually over 2000 professionals participate in our professional training courses.

We can support you to reach your goals, whether you are an educator investing in your own professional development or a manager looking for a training course for your employees. We have participated in the development of the activities of educational institutions both in Finland and in various other parts of the world. Our Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities continually produce new pedagogical solutions, which we disseminate to various educational institutions and organisations through our education and development services.


Are you interested in teaching and training? In our post-degree programmes you can study to become a professional teacher, vocational special needs teacher and study counsellor.

The length of the studies varies from 1 to 2 years depending on the student's personal study plan. We offer you an enthusiastic and inspiring learning environment. The annual application period is on January.


Innovation for Teaching and Organisational Partnership Development

The development of professional competences is an investment for the future. In the hands of our skilful educators and with well-chosen learning methods, the learners will not only enhance their skills but also get motivated to develop their work.

We offer you innovative education and professional development services that meet the needs of both organisations and individuals, enabling their capacity building. Annually we educate over 2000 professionals.

We collaborate with organisations and professionals from all over the world. For organisations we tailor various educational services and development programmes. For individuals in Finland we provide skills development courses and educational services of which some are funded by Finnish National Board of Education.


Innovative Learning in the Heart of RDI

Rapid changes in life and work challenge us all in continuous learning. The ability to innovate and adapt to changes is needed in both individual and organisational development.

We share and strengthen our expertise through close cooperation with our partners. We have implemented international RDI projects all over the world since 1990's and our role in exporting educational business services is constantly expanding. In our RDI activities we develop educational solutions that anticipate future challenges and turn them into opportunities for teachers and educational systems.

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Education in Finland

How does the Finnish education system work? What are the teacher qualifications? Please find important links below.



Contact Us

JAMK University of Applied Sciences
School of Professional Teacher Education
Piippukatu 11, FI-40100 Jyväskylä

Tel. +358 20 743 8100
Our staff emails are in the form: firstname.lastname@jamk.fi

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Questions about Applications or Studies?

Student Services:   opiskelijapalvelut.aokk (at) jamk.fi

Staff email addresses: firstname.lastname@jamk.fi

Study Counsellor Katariina Jouhiaho, +358 40 7525 358
Student Services Secretary Marika Salminen, +358 40 3515 261
Student Services Secretary Henriikka Lahtinen, +358 40 7720 598

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