Pedagogical education

Becoming qualified as a teacher is recommended for many various reasons. The high pedagogic quality of teaching is a key goal of higher education institutes. Without appropriate education, working just on the basis on your own experiences, it can be difficult to ensure high quality. Furthermore, in their work, teachers will come across situations where pedagogical skills and knowledge will provide the support that helps them act and process the issues more easily and in a more appropriate manner. Teacher’s qualification can also help teachers to cope with their daily work. Both Tampere University and TAMK offer teacher education which will give you the teacher’s pedagogical qualification. You can do these studies alongside work.

As the society and educational needs change, so must teaching. Teachers need to actively keep an eye on the changes in the education field and develop their own teaching process. However, they do not need to do this alone. The Tampere higher education community offers its employees training and education modules of different sizes, varying in scope and duration, for the different stages of the employees’ careers.

Staff training services are systematically provided by the Development of Education hub at TAMK, the pedagogic development support team at Tampere University and the Digimentor network, which serves the entire higher education community. The training and education selection is also enriched by shorter training units offered by different schools, faculties and projects.

Developing one’s competence is also possible through the course selection of the open universities, continuing education, specialisation programmes and degree programmes. Flexible arrangements often make it possible to participate in the training units while also continuing to work.

All pedagogic training and education opportunities are presented in the TLC’s training calendar.

Professional teacher education

TAMK Professional teacher education trains vocational teachers and develops the education field both nationally and internationally. TAMK organises professional teacher training, professional special teacher training and professional student counsellor training, as well as the pedagogical training included in the music pedagogic training programme and continued education.

The curricula are based on participatory pedagogy. The social interactions between students, a sense of community and the student’s independent information acquisition and reflection are all key aspects of learning. The scope of the module in 60 study credits, and it will be implemented as multiform studies.

Pedagogical education at Tampere University

The objective of pedagogical education at the university is to reinforce the pedagogical expertise of teaching staff and graduate students involved in teaching at Tampere University through means of self-reflection and collegial cooperation. The education modules aim to build an exploratory and developmental relationship with teaching through the dialogue between the teacher’s own experiences, theoretical perspectives and current research. A further objective of this education is to promote the teachers’ pedagogic discussions and their sense of community.

You can study pedagogical education to the scope of 60 study credits, which means that you will be able to complete the pedagogic studies of a teacher’s qualification. The application periods for these study units start in May and November. University pedagogical education is organised by the Faculty of Education and Culture.

Read more about available education opportunities

Professional teacher education

Continuous Learning

Erikoistumiskoulutukset (in Finnish)

Continuing Education

Korkeakouluhallinnon ja -johtamisen opintokokonaisuus (KOHA) (in Finnish)

More information for staff

University pedagogy courses

Vocational teacher education

Professional development opportunities for teaching staff

Specialist training

Elsewhere in TLC

Support services
Planning and implementation of teaching
Event calendar
Ask for pedagogical support

Links checked 23.2.2021