Accepting your study place
You must accept your study place by 15.00 on 17 April 2019 at the latest in My Studyinfo service. You will need Finnish online banking codes, Finnish mobile identification or e-certificate card to log into the service. If we have not received your confirmation by this time, you will lose your study place.
Please register for attendance for the academic year 2019–2020 at the same time when accepting your study place. The link for registering will open in the My Studyinfo service instantly after you have accepted your study place.
If you are not able to login to My Studyinfo, please contact TAMK Admissions and we can complete the procedure for you.
If we have not received your confirmation by the set deadline, you will lose your study place.
Right to study
Students who are accepted in 2019 have the right to study until 31 December 2021.
Beginning of studies
The English language group has its first contact days on 15–16 May 2019 at 9.00–16.00 on TAMK main campus.
You are expected to attend the first contact days in person. During the first contact days you will have an orientation to the professional teacher education studies and meet your student colleagues. You will learn to use the relevant tools and TAMK’s IT systems.
Please bring your own laptop with you to the first contact days.
Time needed for the studies
The extent of the professional teacher education is 60 credits, which corresponds to 1600 hours of student work.
The contact days are scheduled approximately one day every other week. You must be able to attend at least 50 % of the contact days in person at the TAMK Main Campus; the rest can also be attended via video conferencing as advised by the teacher. You also need to allocate time for independent work, study group work, and teaching practice. Attendance in person on the first two contact days is mandatory and always on a day when a module ends and another one begins. It is advisable also during the first months of studies.
If you study according to the standard schedule the program will take 1.5 years.
The contact days
Graduation ceremony in December
NB! Dates may change. Follow the information of your group in future.
The curriculum is being updated and will be on this site in the autumn 2019. Students will receive a draft version of the curriculum during the orientation days.
Use of IT tools
In your studies you will be using various social media tools, video conferencing tools, and a learning platform called Tabula (a customized Moodle).
You will also have access to students’ desktop PAKKI and get a TAMK email address.
A contact day takes place every second week on Thursday. Contact days are either meeting in person in TAMK or via video conferencing, as advised by the teacher. Detailed instructions will be given on the first contact days.
The primary online learning platform that will be used during the studies is Tabula (tabula.tamk.fi). You will be instructed on the use of Tabula during the orientation days.
The teacher education studies will also utilize blogs (www.blogger.com) and social media tools, such as Google Drive and YouTube.
Instructions for a pre-task
As a pre-task you are asked to introduce yourself here: https://flipgrid.com/n6933u8
You will find more detailed instructions on the flipgrid site. To access the site you will need a password, which is in the email about your acceptance for studies.
Activating your TUNI-ID
After TAMK has registered you as an attending student, you will automatically receive an email with a link to activate the user identification of Tampere university community. The email comes from the address email@example.com. You will need Finnish online banking codes or mobile identification for registration. Some of the services will be available only after your right to study has started.
If you need a certificate of your acceptance for any authorities, employers etc. you can order it by email from Study Affairs Coordinator Mervi Mustonen.
Transport and parking
Information about transport and parking can be found on the Main Campus Page.
Accommodation in Tampere
TAMK has an agreement with Norlandia Tampere Hotel and Dreamhostel. Students can book accommodation at these hotels for a contract price. When reserving a room, inform the hotel that you are studying at TAMK and request our contract price.
Membership of the Student Union
TAOK’s students are welcome to join the Tampere University of Applied Sciences’ Student Union Tamko and to apply for the green student card. The card can be ordered here.
The contents of the studies: Principal Lecturer Sisko Mällinen (tel. +358 50 5771 488)
Student administration: Study Affairs Coordinator Mervi Mustonen (tel. +358 40 8466 236)
The email addresses at TAMK are firstname.lastname@example.org.
A warm welcome to the start of your professional teacher education studies!