Planning to become a subject teacher?

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Subject teacher education provides you with a wide-ranging subject teacher qualification for teaching in comprehensive and general upper secondary schools, as well as teaching general education subjects at other educational institutions.

Qualification of a subject teacher

The qualification of a subject teacher can be attained by completing a bachelor’s and master’s degree, as well as the following studies:

  • Pedagogical studies for teachers
  • Studies in the teaching subject

As a degree student, you will usually include your studies as part of your degree, but this is not required for attaining the qualification. Check the page about obtaining teacher qualification after graduation.

Studies in the teaching subject

The term teaching subject refers to a subject in the curriculum of comprehensive and general upper secondary school. Please check from your degree programme whether you are required to complete studies in one or two teaching subjects when pursuing subject teacher qualifications.

Study requirements by school subject and further details are available in the instructions on Teaching subject studies for subject teachers.