You can develop your pedagogical skills and competences towards your own professional development aims as a part of Teacher Education. The aim is that you will expand or deepen your pedagogical competences by exploring a theme that is in line with the objectives of Teacher Education and your own learning goals. To plan these studies is a part of the Personal Development as a Professional Facilitator of Learning cou

The scope of these studies is a total of 15 ECTS credits. The studies can consist of single courses of at least 15 credits or several courses of at least 5 credits each.

The School of Professional Teacher Education offers several courses, usually worth 5 credits, out of which you can select the most appropriate for you. You can also suggest that 15 credits’ worth of studies completed in another institution after 1 January 2017 to be included in your studies. The suggested studies must be in line with the objectives and contents of Teacher Education. If you wish to accredit these studies, send the Accreditation Application (published in September) and a certificate of the studies to the Study Counsellor.

You can also accredit these studies through the recognition of prior learning. You might have acquired competences in working life or in other environments that could be worth either 5, 10, or 15 credits. To get these prior competences recognised, you will need to assess, describe and demonstrate your competences using a set template. Your teacher educator will evaluate your competences and make the decision about the accreditation based on the materials you provide.

Important information signThe studies offered by the School of Professional Teacher Education can be taken any time during your studies.

The courses offered change each academic year. The available courses for academic year 2019-2020:

Courses in English:

Courses in Finnish: 

* = Courses marked with * are implemented online.


Enrolment for the above mentioned studies begins on September 30th, 2019 at 8 am at Asio Student Management System. Enrolment is open until October 11th, 2019. Enrollment is possible for maximum of three (3) optional courses.

Instructions on how to enrol for the courses can be found here.