University of Oulu, 2016

Intercultural Teacher Education

The Intercultural Teacher Education (ITE) programme responds to the challenges posed by multiculturalism and globalisation to the teaching profession. ITE offers a professional teaching qualification, but contains some distinctive features.

  • consideration of teaching in a heterogeneous classroom
  • courses on the background and shape of education abroad
  • studies of global matters and international relations
  • guest lecturers from other countries
  • a period of study abroad
  • teaching practices abroad and in international schools
  • internships in government and non-government organisations
  • global education studies (peace and conflict research, equity and human rights, environment)
  • study of overseas development policy

The versatile contents of the programme offer good opportunities for future employment with a variety of teaching and education related duties. The education provides competences to work in educational tasks both in Finland and abroad. The main language of instruction is English.

Application information can be found here. The Faculty of Education's admission guide has more detailed information about application process, including eligibility, entrance exams etc. The 2018 guide hasn't yet been published but you can see the 2017 version for reference, which can be found here (See pages 14-19 for information in English).

Course structure diagrams and other information can be found from the faculty website.

Last updated: 19.10.2017