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You know how – teach it to others!

As a vocational teacher you do significant work with students. We provide you with excellent tools for your career and offer additional and continuing education along your journey.

You know how – teach it to others!

Are you interested in becoming a professional teacher? The application for professional teacher education is held nationwide every January. HAMK’s courses start in either May or August, depending on the chosen program.

Next application period:

January 3rd to 18th, 2024.

Our application process takes place annually in January. We do not accept applications outside the specified period.

Get a reminder when the application period begins.

The next application period for vocational teacher training is from January 3rd to 18th, 2024, until 3:00 PM. You can receive a reminder via email using the form provided.

Application Information Sessions

The next application information sessions will be held in January 2024. More detailed information about these sessions will be announced later in the fall of 2023.

Contact Us

For further inquiries about the application process, please email us:

Our Programmes:

International Professional Teacher Education

Looking for a new career as an international professional teacher? At HAMK, you can study teaching in English. This 13-month, 60-credit program is entirely online, allowing you to pursue it while working.

The schedule includes approximately 20 days of mandatory online teaching. Additionally, you’ll collaborate within a group and study independently. Upon completion, you’ll be a qualified teacher eligible to work in vocational education and, in some cases, in Finnish universities of applied sciences. Moreover, you’ll gain confidence in English proficiency and acquire more international skills through practical experience.

The studies commence in May.

Studying with us:

In HAMK, starting your studies and the learning process itself is a clear and enjoyable experience. Explore the guide for students in professional teacher training programs, where you’ll find more detailed information about studying:

HAMK’s Teacher Education

We have been educating teachers for over 60 years, providing strong preparation for the work of a professional teacher as well as further studies to become a special education teacher or a career counselor. HAMK has consistently been an attractive choice for those aspiring to become teachers, often selected based on recommendations from former students and colleagues.

According to the Finnish National Agency for Education’s statistical service, Vipunen, HAMK has boasted the best graduation rates in Finland between 2017 and 2021. This means that students starting their studies with us tend to graduate more frequently compared to other higher education institutions.

In 2023, HAMK admitted 370 students for vocational teacher training, 57 for special education teacher training, and 55 for career counselor training.