Subject teacher education programme (STEP)
The Subject Teacher Education Programme in English (STEP) is a one-year (60 ECTS) programme for students willing to qualify as subject teachers in comprehensive and upper secondary school in Finland.
Today's teacher needs to have the knowledge and tools for teaching their own subject and being a creative and supportive innovator of active learning and teaching in order to engage students in cross-curricular activities and projects that are tied to real-life contexts. The programme helps the future teacher to develop into a professional in the planning, implementation, evaluation, and development of teaching. Read more about teacher qualifications from website of the Finnish National Agency for Education.
STEP offers an environment where cooperation and collaboration between the students and teachers of different disciplines are strengthened and encouraged. The future teachers of both languages and science subjects study together and have an opportunity to search for common interests and create learning environments across different subjects. STEP is an intercultural, and interdisciplinary subject teacher education programme that preserves the strengths of Finnish teacher education while taking into account the multicultural student body in diverse school contexts.
Admission procedures to STEP can be seen here.