Teacher Education and Training

In this track, you will visit both University of Jyväskylä and JAMK University of Applied Sciences teacher training. There will be in-depth guided tours and a look at the multi-faceted structure of Finnish Teacher Education. A Finnish lunch and coffee are also included in the track.

Teaching is an attractive career choice in Finland. Thus, the teacher education institutions can select those applicants most suitable for the teaching profession. For example the intake into class teacher education is only 10 per cent of all applicants. In subject teacher education the intake varies from 10 to 50 per cent depending on the subject, while in vocational teacher education the intake is 30 per cent of the applicants. Teacher training can be either concurrent, with pedagogical training integrated into the Master’s programme, or consecutive, with the pedagogical training completed after the initial degree. The latter is the case for example in vocational teacher education, but the consecutive model also serves those who decide on a teaching career later.

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