The Teacher Education Programmes consist of three parts: 

1. Subject studies and subject didactics

Contains areas of knowledge related to the type of school you have chosen to become a teacher in. You will gain concrete expertise in pedagogy and didactics, as well as subject knowledge.*

2. Educational science

Contains areas of knowledge central to the teacher and preschool teacher professions, and you will study school as a pedagogical and didactic environment for pupils and teachers.

3. Placement

Means that you will participate in the everyday workings of a school/preschool/day care centre. You will have the opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge to practical use and train important skills in your role as teacher. In order to carry out the obligatory teaching placement, you need to apply for a transcript of records from the police.

* Subject studies are not included in the Vocational Teacher Education Programme or the Bridging Teacher Education Programme (KPU). Advanced, relevant professional knowledge or completed subject studies are required for admission to these respective programmes.

 

Host department

During your training, you will attend courses taught at various departments. Sometimes, you will attend courses with students who are enrolled into individual courses or other programmes. You will have a host department which will be able to assist you with various issues related to your education, such as your study path, student counselling, credit transfers, placement, and approved leave from your studies.

Below you can see which department will be your host department.
 

Teacher Education Programme for Primary School

specialising in School-Age Education and Care
Department of Child and Youth Studies (www.buv.su.se/english)
Student counsellor: Evelina Thåqvist
Telephone: 08- 1207 6203
 
for Pre-School and Primary School Years 1-3
Department of Language Education (www.isd.su.se/english)

Student counsellor: Pia Engberg
Telephone: 08-1207 6741
Email: studievagledare@isd.su.se

 
for Primary School Years 4-6
Department of Mathematics and Science Education (www.mnd.su.se/english)
Student counsellor: Johanna Gravestam
Telephone: 08-1207 6600
 

Programme in Early Childhood Education

Department of Child and Youth Studies (www.buv.su.se/english)
Student counsellor: Kristina Salenstedt Linder
Telephone: 08-1207 6347
 

Teacher Education Programme

Mathematics and Science
Department of Mathematics and Science Education (www.mnd.su.se/english)
Student counsellor: Johanna Gravestam
Telephone: 08-1207 6600
 
Language

Department of Language Education (www.isd.su.se/english)
Student counsellor: Heléne Norstedt
Telephone: 08-1207 6657
Email: studievagledare@isd.su.se

 

Social Sciences and the Humanities
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education (www.su.se/hsd/english/)
Student counsellor: Louise Karlsson
Email: studievagledning@hsd.su.se

Vocational Teacher Education Programme 

Department of Education (www.edu.su.se/english)
Student counsellor: Mia Ekstrand
Telephone: 08-16 3115
 

Bridging Teacher Education Programme 

Social Sciences and the Humanities

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education (www.su.se/hsd/english/)
Student counsellor: Louise Karlsson
Email: studievagledning@hsd.su.se

 
Mathematics or Science
Department of Mathematics and Science Education (www.mnd.su.se/english)
Student counsellor: Johanna Gravestam
Telephone: 08-1207 6600
 
 

Continuing professional development

We provide continuing professional development, through which you can go on and study to become, for example, a special needs teacher. For more information, please visit www.specped.su.se/english.