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This article concerns all degree students regardless of whether they are studying in the new degree programmes or according to the old degree structures.
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. The programme helps the future teacher to develop into a professional in the planning, implementation, evaluation, and development of teaching. The STEP programme is available to students
- who have already taken a Master level degree at a Finnish university or abroad
- who are already degree students at certain Faculties at the University of Helsinki (see the subjects below).
The STEP programme offers pedagogical studies for the following school subjects in the comprehensive and upper-secondary schools in Finland:
- English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish (as the other domestic or foreign language)
- Chemistry, mathematics and physics
Read more about the admission to the STEP programme.