Professional Teacher Education

Congratulations - you are warmly welcome to start your professional teacher education studies! On this site you will find information for new teacher students selected in 2019.

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 1516 May 2019 at 9.0016.00 on TAMK main campus.

Orientation Day Program 15 and 16 May 2019

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

Year 2019

15.- 16.5.
23.5.
6.6.
22.8.
12.9.
26.9.
10.10.
24.10.
7.11.
12.12.

Spring 2020

9.1.
23.1.
6.2.
20.2.
12.3.
26.3.
16.4.
30.4.
7.5.
28.5.

Autumn 2020

13.8.
27.8.
10.9.
24.9.
8.10.
5.11.
19.11.
Graduation ceremony in December

NB! Dates may change. Follow the information of your group in future.

Curriculum

The curriculum is being updated and will be on this site in the autumn 2019. Curriculum 2019

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.

Video conferencing
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.

Tabula
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.

Social media
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 it-helpdesk@tuni.fi. 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.

Study certificate

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.

Other affordable accomodation options nearby are  Homeland  /  Hotel Kauppi  /  CitiInn

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.

Contact persons

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.surname@tuni.fi.

A warm welcome to the start of your professional teacher education studies!