Intercultural Teacher Education

Intercultural Teacher Education, Opetus- ja kasvatusalan tutkinto-ohjelma, kasvatustieteiden kandidaatti ja maisteri (3 v + 2 v)
 

  • Intercultural Teacher Education is unique in Finland with focus on education, globalization, diversity, and ethics

  • Programme includes a multicultural study or work period in an educational institution or a project abroad

  • Graduate will be qualified as a primary teacher in Finland

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ITE programme is a unique programme in Finland as it is the only English teacher education programme with the focus on education, globalization, diversity, and ethics. The degree is oriented towards primary teacher education, so the programme focuses on the special issues related to the teaching and education of pupils studying in grades 0-6 of basic education. The education also provides competences for international educational tasks.

The values underlying the degree centre on research as its foundation, practical familiarity, active citizenship, ethical and aesthetic sensitivity, and capacity for pedagogical and didactic thinking and action. Studies include compulsory three-month study or work period in an educational institution or a project abroad.

Study contents:

  • orientation, language and communication studies
  • major studies in education
  • multidisciplinary studies in subjects taught in basic education
  • pedagogical studies

The Master’s degree together with the Bachelor’s degree qualifies the student as a primary teacher in Finland. The graduates can also find employment in various national and international expert tasks in the field of education and teaching.

Possible professions and duties after the degree:

  • primary teacher
  • project leader
  • researcher
  • education planner
  • education expert