Optional studies in the Faculty of Educational Sciences

The instruction belongs to the following themes


Special Education

These instructions are only available in Finnish. If you have questions, please contact siltavuori-student@helsinki.fi.

General and Adult Education

These instructions are only available in Finnish/Swedish. If you have questions, please contact siltavuori-student@helsinki.fi.

Home Economics

These instructions are only available in Finnish. If you have questions, please contact siltavuori-student@helsinki.fi.


These instructions are only available in Finnish. If you have questions, please contact siltavuori-student@helsinki.fi.

Studies in a teaching subject

Studies in the teaching subject are part of the studies that provide students with the qualification of a subject teacher. A list of studies in teaching subjects offered by the degree programmes of the University of Helsinki is available at Studies in the teaching subject for subject teachers.

Further information about subject teacher qualifications is available in the Planning to become a subject teacher? guide.

Multidisciplinary Studies for classroom teacher qualification

These instructions are only available in Finnish/Swedish. If you have questions, please contact siltavuori-student@helsinki.fi.

Optional courses in educational sciences

    Full instructions are only available in Finnish/Swedish. If you have questions, please contact siltavuori-student@helsinki.fi.

    In these courses, priority is given to students in the Degree Programme in Educational Sciences, but students from other programmes are welcome if the course is not full.

    Optional courses in Changing Education Master's programme

    Optional courses to be held in the academic year 2021-2022 (changes possible)

    You have to register to optional courses in Sisu. More detailed registration instructions will be updated on this page by early fall 2021.

    Study unit Code Study unit name Scope Method of completion Langue of instruction Teaching period Course open for exchange students? /Course level
    EDUMCE22 Craft, Design, and Technology Education 5 cr Lectures, small group work, demonstrations English (To be announced) Yes /EQF7
    EDUMCE24 Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship (EDIC+): Teachers' Moral Competence in Pedagogical Encounters 5 cr Pre-task, group work, project work, a course diary, course literature English (To be announced) Yes / EQF7
    EDUMCE25 Educational leadership 5 cr Lectures, essay, course literature, independent work English (To be announced) Yes / EQF7
    EDUMCE29 Visual attention in Learning 5 cr Participation in seminar, course literature, independent work and writing. English (To be announced) No / EQF7
    (To be announced) Neuroscientific approach to artistic and practical subjects 5 cr Group work, lectures, course literature, independent work English (To be announced) Yes / EQF7
    EDUM034 Orientation to working life course 5 cr Independent work, writing, student participates in the activities of chosen organization. English 1-4 No / EQF7 (Available only
    for students of Changing Education programme)