Choice of course

I have never done any teaching. Which course should I take?
Introduction to Teaching (3 credits) is a course for graduate students and postdocs that provides you with an introduction to teaching at university level.

I am a graduate student and have done some teaching. Which course should I take?
University Pedadgogy 1 (UL1) corresponds to 7.5 credits. If you feel unsure in your role as a teacher, then the course Introduction to Teaching may be a better option for you. See more information about the courses on their pages in the CeUL web.

I have recently been hired as a lecturer. Which course should I read?
If you have not taken any courses for university teachers previously then you should first take UL1 and then carry on to the UL2 course that is relevant for your subject area. The course UL2 is given in three versions: one for the humanities with the social sciences (HS), one for the Law School (BIA), and one for the Faculty of Science (NAT).

I am a researcher or teacher at Stockholm University and intend to apply for promotion to senior lecturer (lektor) or professor. Do I need to take a course?
The university regulations (Anställningsordningen) require you to have 15 credits from courses for university teachers. An appropriate way to achieve 15 credits is to take first UL1 and then UL2.

I have 15 credits from courses for university teachers given by other universities and I have been appointed as a senior lecturer (lektor) at Stockholm University. Do I need to take any courses?
No, your 15 credits count at Stockholm university, too.

I have 5 credits from courses for university teachers given by other universities and I have been appointed as a senior lecturer (lektor) at Stockholm University. Do I need to take any courses at Stockholm University?
You should check what the Faculty Board has specified in its decision to appoint you.

I have to achieve 15 credits from courses for university teachers during this term/semester. What should I do?
Start with the course UL1 (7.5 credits) and then carry on to the relevant version of the course UL2 (7.5 credits) with specialization in your subject area. The course UL2 is given in three versions: one for the humanities with the social sciences (HS), one for the Law School (BIA), and one for the Faculty of Science (NAT). It is possible to take both UL1 and UL2 during the same term/semester. The courses are often scheduled to enable you to complete UL1 before starting UL2. Get in touch with the CeUL office and we will help you with suggestions for a solution.

Do I need to take UL1 before UL2?
Yes, you should take UL1 before UL2 if you have not previously taken a course corresponding to UL1.

I have previously taken UP1 (3 credits) at Stockholm University. Which course should I take now to achieve the necessary 15 credits in total?
You should take UL2 (7.5 credits) with the specialization in your subject area. Since you need to take a further 4.5 credits in order to achieve 15 credits in total you will need to complement UL2 with one of CeUL’s other courses: Scholalrly writing: Portfolio of teaching merit; Producion of digital learning resources. Alternatively, you can accumulate credits by participating in CeUL’s workshops (3 workshops, together with a writing assignment, correspond to 1.5 credits).

I have read both UP1 and UP2 at Stockholm university. What happens to my credits? Do I need to take more courses now?
If you have taken UP1 (3 credits) and UP2 (4.5 credits) before 2015 then you need to contact the Appointments committee (Lärarförslagsnämnd) for your subject area. The Appointments committees for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law normally require you to take UL2 (HS or Jur). If you belong to the Faculty of Science, you should contact the Appointments committee in your section of the faculty.

Who are the courses aimed at?

For whom are the courses in university teaching intended?
The courses are intended to be taken by the university’s teaching and supervising staff; teachers, researchers and graduate students. Teachers from other universities may also take the courses subject to availability of places and after the payment of a course fee.

Previous knowledge

Do I need to have any particular knowledge prior to taking the courses?
Before taking UL2 you should have taken UL1, or an equivalent course. You are required to have a PhD degree, or equivalent, before taking the course Research supervision - in theory and practice.

How can I combine courses – is there a specific progression? In other words, do I have to take them in a certain order?
The course UL1 is the major introductory course and it is followed by the course UL2, in its various specializations. The course UL2 is given in three versions: one for the humanities with the social sciences (HS), one for the Law School (BIA), and one for the Faculty of Science (NAT). The course Introduction to Teaching serves as an introduction to teaching for graduate students with no previous teaching experience. It complements UL1 with UL2 rather than belonging to a progression.

I shall start to teach next term/semester, are there any preparatory courses that I can take?
The course Introduction to Teaching is a course for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers that serves as an introduction to teaching at the University of Stockholm.

Course fees

What does it cost to take a course?
Employees of Stockholm University do not pay any fees at all when they take CeUL’s courses. The sole exception is the course Research supervision - in theory and practice. (Note that if a registred participant fails to participate, and thus prevents another employee from taking a course, then a penalty of 2,000 SEK will be charged to the relevant department.) For participants from other universities the courses cost 3,000 SEK per1.5 credits (e.g., UL1 costs 15,000 SEK).

Registration and admissions requirements

How do I apply for the courses?
Each coure has its own web-based registration form accessible from the course presentation page.

When do I apply for the courses?
You can apply for a course any time from the date when registration opens until the final date that is given on the course presentation page (if any). If a course group is full it is usually possible to register for the reserve list.

When does course selection and registration start?
Course registration opens on-line on the 15th April, for courses in the Autumn term, and on the 15th October, for courses in the Spring term.

I have registered for a course. When will I know if I have a place or not?
You will receive an admissions decision in good time before the start of the course. You will be sent an e-mail whether or not you have a place on the course. (We aim at providing confirmation within three weeks of registration.)

Required attendance

Is there a requirement for attendance?
Yes, you are required to attend and participate in all course meetings.

What happens if I miss a required meeting?
Information about course meetings is presented on each course’s web page. If you know that you will miss a meeting, you should contact the course leader as soon as possible for more information.

A course certificate and course credits

Do I get a course certificate or grade?
Participants who have satisfied all the requirements for completing a course receive a certificate stating the content of the course and the number of credits achieved.

Will the course be registered in Ladok?
CeUL’s courses are not registered in Ladok by CeUL. If you are a research student and you would like to count your credits in your postgraduate education then you should show your certificate to your main superivsor or to a particular study administrator, depending on your department’s routines. The particular syllabus for research education that you are following, or your department’s  policy, determines whether you may count the credits in your research education.

Further questions

I have questions about the courses that have not been answered here. Who should I contact?
Questions about the courses can be sent by e-mail to: ceul@su.se
or can be posed by telephone to:

Karin Christoffersson 08 16 4093
Annika Forslund 08 16 2278