Are you already a teacher wanting to develop your skills in the field of counselling? In JAMK's School of Professional Teacher Education you can get the study counsellor qualification in 1-1,5 years.

The Study Counsellor Education is a post-graduate programme aimed at qualified teachers wishing to specialise in the field of study counselling and guidance. Most of our adult students continue working while their studies.

Skilled counselling professionals are needed in various stages of education and life overall. The programme comprises 60 ECTS credits and is organised in Finnish as multi-mode education during three semesters.

The education provides a comprehensive qualification for study counselling in the various forms of education, depending on prior education. The objectives and implementation are based on the rapidly changing needs of working life and of the operating environment.


Content of studies

Study Counsellor Education programme includes a more comprehensive interpretation of the large-scale expertise of study counsellors. It also seeks to develop each student’s work and operating environment on a practical level.

The post-degree programme implies the aim of becoming deeply aware of one’s own philosophy of counselling and guidance. These objectives are reached through thematic entities. The content and proceeding of the themes are based on students’ growth into the profession through research on their own work.

  • Orientation to Study Counselling
  • Networking in Counselling
  • Developing Counselling
  • Guiding Diverse Learners
  • Counselling in Various Stages of Life
  • Theoretical Approaches to Counselling
  • International Study Counselling
  • Counselling Practise


  • Part-time studies
  • The programme will last for ca. 1.5 years
  • Three contact sessions per semester (2-3 days/session), online courses, small group studies and independent studies
  • Studies are in Finnish  

How to apply?

The next annual application period is 2-23 January 2020. The national online application for teacher education programmes will be available at during the application period.

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Do you have some questions of the application or the studies? Please, don't hesitate to contact us.

You can contact our Student Services via email opiskelijapalvelut.aokk(at) or ask questions and follow us on Facebook.

Student Services Contact Information

Salminen Marika

Salminen Marika

Opintoasiainkoordinaattori, Study Affairs Coordinator
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
Lahtinen Henriikka

Lahtinen Henriikka

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

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