International Professional Teacher Education - Häme University of applied sciences
International Professional Teacher Education
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International Professional Teacher Education

Degree Programme

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

During the teacher education, you will learn to guide the learning of different learners and the use of diverse learning environments in your teaching. You will also learn how to develop your skills in planning and conducting teaching, guidance methods, competence assessment, dialogical skills, working in networks and understanding of different theories and concepts in education sciences.

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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

After graduating, you are a teacher who has completed the professional teacher education and training that qualifies for teaching in Finland. You can work as a teacher in vocational education and possibly in the universities of applied sciences. The education is also useful in different staff development tasks in companies and work communities.

APPLICATION PERIOD

  • Application to Professional Teacher Education 2023
  • Application period begins 3.1.2023
  • Application period ends 19.1.2023, 15.00 Finnish time
  • Documents to online application by 26.1.2023, 15.00 Finnish time
  • Recognitions 20.3.2023
  • Information on admissions 30.3.2023
  • Confirmation of study place 11.4.2023, 15.00 Finnish time
  • Studies begin Autumn 2023
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

EDUCATION
Professional Teacher Education
DURATION (MONTHS)
13 months
EXTENT (CREDITS) 60
LOCATION Online studies
LANGUAGE English
EDUCATION WILL START Autumn 2023

CURRICULA

ASK ABOUT APPLYING AND EDUCATION

  • Anna Sandt
  • Education Coordinator
  • International Professional Teacher Education
  • Piia Kolho
  • Head of Degree Programme
  • International Professional Teacher Education
  • Lea Laurell
  • Education Coordinator
  • International Professional Teacher Education

OUR LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

The School of Professional Teacher Education is located in southern Finland, in Hämeenlinna University Centre.

Dean: Seija Mahlamäki-Kultanen

Postal address: School of Professional Teacher Education, PO Box 230, 13101 Hämeenlinna, Finland

Staff: Visamäentie 35 A, A-building, 2nd floor, Hämeenlinna

Campuses and maps: https://www.hamk.fi/campuses-and-maps/hameenlinna/?lang=en

Staff email: firstname.lastname(at)hamk.fi

General inquiries: opettajakorkeakoulu(at)hamk.fi

WHY HAMK?

  • We have had the best graduations' figures in the years 2017-2020 (EDUFI's Vipunen statistics). We guide and support our students to reach their goals.
  • The teacher education has given very good foundation for graduates to work as a professional teachers. Students gave grade 4,3 on a scale of 1 to 5. (Student feedback survey 2020-2021).
  • The learning atmosphere is highly positive. Students gave grade 4,5 for learning atmosphere promoting a communal spirit. (Student feedback survey 2020-2021).
  • Applicants apply primarily to our education because of good reputation and recommendations by alumnies. (Student feedback survey from several years).

Why Finland?

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APPLYING AND STUDYING

Requirements for applicants are mainly

  • a relevant degree completed in a university or University of Applied Sciences and
  • a minimum of three or five years’ work experience in a field corresponding to the degree. In some cases there are no requirement for work experience.

Professional teacher education is targeted both at those intending to become teachers in Finland and those already working as teachers who have not completed pedagogical studies. The qualification requirements are somewhat ambiguous, as eligibility is determined by the applicant's existing degree and work experience. The reason for this is that professional teacher education is intended both for teachers of professional studies and for general subject teachers (studies that complement vocational skills). Different qualification requirements apply to these two groups of teachers. The major subject or orientation of the degree on which your application is based determines whether you belong to applicants seeking qualification as teachers of vocational subjects or to applicants seeking qualification as teachers of general subjects. In addition, the qualification requirements are not the same for teachers in different vocational fields. In some cases, eligibility is determined by whether or not the applicant is working as a professional teacher.

 

Anyone with the educational qualifications and work experience required for a teaching post at an institute of vocational education or a University of Applied Sciences can apply for a Professional Teacher Education programme (for more information, please see Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014, section 25, English translation available through this link).

 

Work experience required for eligibility means professional, non-teaching work experience from the field of the degree on which the application is based (with the exception of applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education). The education on which the eligibility is based must be completed and the work experience must be acquired by the end of the application period. Practical training included in the degree will not be considered.

Requirements for applicants seeking a qualification as a teacher of vocational subject

Teachers of vocational subjects teach vocational modules in programmes of education leading to a recognized vocational qualification at the upper secondary level of the Finnish education system. According to the regulations, the applicant must have

  • a relevant tertiary level degree completed in a university or University of Applied Sciences and
  • a minimum of three years' work experience in a field corresponding to the content of his or her degree.

Requirements for applicants seeking a qualification as a teacher of vocational subjects in the field of Social Services and Health

  • a relevant Bachelor's degree completed in a University of Applied Sciences and
  • a minimum of five years' professional work experience in a field corresponding to the content of his or her degree is required.

OR

  • a relevant Master's degree completed in a university or University of Applied Sciences and
  • a minimum of three years' works experience in the field corresponding to his or her degree.

Requirements for applicants seeking a qualification as a teacher of general subjects

Teachers of general subjects teach common core modules in programmes of education leading to a recognized vocational qualification at the upper secondary level of the Finnish education system. The requirement for general subject teachers in vocational education is in most cases a relevant Master’s degree. Professional work experience from the field corresponding to the degree is not required.

 

In the student selection process to Professional Teacher Education, applicants who have studied one of the following subjects as the major subject in their Master’s degree can be considered teachers of general subjects:

  • languages
  • philosophy, psychology, theology
  • literature
  • culture research
  • statistics, mathematics, physics, chemistry
  • political science, law
  • health education.

In some cases, a relevant tertiary level degree other than a Master’s degree may grant eligibility to apply for Professional Teacher Education (for example, a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, completed either in a university or in a University of Applied Sciences).

Requirements for applicants from the fields of Dance and Circus

Applicants from the fields of dance or circus may enter a tertiary level degree or three years of relevant studies as the degree on which the application is based. They also are required to have artistic or other professional experience from the field. In the application process to Professional Teacher Education, three years of professional work experience in the field is considered to correspond to this requirement.

Requirements for applicants applying without a degree from a university or University of Applied Sciences

In some cases, qualifications other than a relevant tertiary level degree may grant eligibility if the applicant is employed as a teacher of vocational subjects in Finland at an officially recognized programme of vocational study in vocational education during the application period to Professional Teacher Education.

 

In these cases, further clarification is required of the educational institution on a separate form (Further clarification by the educational institution), in addition to the certificate copies, for the evaluation of the applicant's eligibility. If the teacher of vocational subjects applies without a degree from a university or University of Applied Sciences, they must have a minimum of five years' professional work experience in a field corresponding in content to the teaching duties assigned to them.

 

The requirement for an applicable Master’s level university degree or applicable degree from a University of Applied Sciences cannot be disregarded in cases where the applicant is applying with a degree from the field of Social services and health.

Applying with a degree completed outside Finland

A decision by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) or the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture on the recognition of the level of the degree as equivalent to a tertiary level degree completed in Finland must be attached to the application in the following cases:

  • You have completed the degree on which your eligibility is based outside the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland).
  • You have completed your tertiary level degree outside Finland in another Nordic country and
    • the degree belongs to the field of social services and health, and/or
    • based on the degree, you are seeking qualification as a so-called general subject teacher, and/or
    • the degree is less than three years in scope, and/or
    • you are not a citizen of any of the Nordic countries.

 

EDUFI is responsible for decisions regarding the eligibility conferred by foreign qualifications for positions, which in Finland require specific education or a university or University of Applied Sciences degree of a certain level (Act 1385/2015). A certain level of education is required for example for teaching positions.

 

Without the decision on recognition, the application will not be considered. The average processing time for applications is three months. Notice that the decision on recognition is subject to a charge. Please see the details of costs from the website of the Finnish National Agency for Education.

 

Recognition and international comparability of qualifications (EDUFI)

Admission criteria

The selection procedure is based on national selection criteria agreed on and used by all five Professional Teacher Education institutions in Finland. There is no entrance examination.

Selection procedure

Applicants are admitted to the programme in the rank order of their total admission points within each admission group. Admission groups are based on fields of education (programme in Finnish) and separate admission groups. International Professional Teacher Education programme is separate admission group and the final selection will be based solely on the applicants´ admission point scores.

 

Your application will be processed by the University of Applied Sciences, which you have entered as your first preference on your application. First, your eligibility will be checked. Matters which affect your eligibility will not be considered under the admission point scoring system. If you are found eligible, your application will be evaluated based on the admission point scoring system. Points are awarded in every Professional Teacher Education institution according to the admission criteria of 2023 agreed on by the institutions. Education completed and teaching experience acquired by the end of the application period, that is by 19 January 2023, can be considered. The number of study places in 2022 were 20 for International Professional Teacher Education programme. Study places for year 2023 will be published in autumn.

Criteria in the admission point scoring system

Admission points for year 2023 will be published in autumn. In 2022 admission points were:

Other completed degrees

Degrees completed in addition to the degree required for eligibility; max. 2 degrees

Completed degree

Admission points

No other degrees held in addition to the degree required for eligibility 0 points
1 completed degree 4 points
2 completed degrees 8 points

Basic studies in educational sciences

Basic studies in educational sciences

Admission points

Not completed 0 points
Completed 10 points

Further education

Studies completed since 1 January 2015 can be considered; each individual course of education has to be at least 1 ECTS, 1 competence point, 0,5 credit units or 27 hours in scope

Sum of completed credits

Admission points

less than 1 ECTS 0 points
1 to 3 ECTS 0,5 points
4 to 7 ECTS 1 point
8 to 11 ECTS 1,5 points
12 to 15 ECTS 2 points
16 to 19 ECTS 2,5 points
20 to 23 ECTS 3 points
24 to 27 ECTS 3,5 points
28 ECTS or more 4 points

Teaching experience from official educational institutions

Part-time teaching can be converted into full-time teaching

Experience in months

Admission points

less than 2 months 0 points
2 to 5 months 1 point
over 5 to 10 months 2 points
over 10 to 15 months 3 points
over 15 to 20 months 4 points
over 20 months 5 points

Teaching experience from vocational education since 1 January 2020

At least five months of teaching experience from a vocational upper secondary school and/or a University of Applied Sciences

Experience in months

Admission points

Less than five months or no teaching experience from vocational upper secondary schools and/or Universities of Applied Sciences since 1 January 2020 0 points
At least five months of teaching experience from vocational upper secondary schools and/or Universities of Applied Sciences since 1 January 2020 10 points

Before filling in the application, please acquaint yourself with essential information these following documents contain:

2023 Admission criteria, pdf

2023 Admission criteria in short, pdf

2023 Required attachments, pdf

Classification of the fields of education and specific teaching areas

In the student selection process to Professional Teacher Education, the fields of education follow the national classification of education 2016 by Statistics Finland where applicable. The national classification of education 2016 is based on UNESCO’s International Standard Classification of Education 2011 (ISCED 2011). The fields of education and specific teaching areas are used in the selection process when determining the applicant’s eligibility.

 

The applicant’s allocation to an admission group is determined on the basis of the degree on which the eligibility is based. Student selection is carried out in rank order from admission groups based on the fields of education and from separate admission groups.

 

International Professional Teacher Education programme is separate admission group and the final selection will be based solely on the applicants´ admission point scores.

 

Education

Education science

Humanities

Religion and theology
History, archaeology and culture research
Philosophy and ethics
Languages, sign language and interpreting
Literature and linguistics
Youth work and civic activities

Arts

Audio-visual techniques and media production
Fashion, interior and industrial design
Fine arts
Handicrafts
Music and performing arts
Other arts

Social sciences and journalism

Economics
Political sciences, civics and administration
Psychology
Sociology
Journalism and reporting
Library, information and archival studies

Business and law

Business
Law

Natural sciences

Biological and related sciences
Environmental sciences
Natural environments and wildlife
Chemistry
Earth sciences
Physics
Mathematics
Statistics

Information and communication technologies (ICT)

Computer science
ICT technologies (engineering)

Engineering, manufacturing and construction

Chemical engineering and processes
Environmental protection technology
Electricity, energy, mechanical and process engineering
Electronics and automation
Mechanics and metal trades
Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft
Food processing
Materials (glass, paper, plastic and wood)
Textiles (clothes, footwear and leather)
Architecture and town planning
Building, civil engineering and property maintenance
Knowledge management and industrial management

Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary

Crop and livestock production and animal care
Horticulture
Forestry
Fisheries
Veterinary
Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary areas

Social services, health and welfare

Care of the elderly and of the disabled Childcare and youth services
Social work and counselling
Dental care
Medicine
Nursing and midwifery
Medical diagnostic and treatment technology
Therapy and rehabilitation
Pharmacy
Health science

Services

Domestic and cleaning services
Hair and beauty services
Hotel, restaurant and catering
Sports
Travel and tourism
Other services

Security and transport

Military and defence
Protection of persons and property
Transport services

Fill out the online application at Opintopolku.fi. The application form is only available during the application periods. You do not need a user ID to fill in the application form.

The applicants must verify their qualifications and matters that affect the selection process with certificates.

Please note that when you fill in the application form, you need details from your degree, training and work certificates. Therefore, it is good to familiarise yourself with the admission point system before you fill in the application.

Application Period Reminder

You can order a reminder to your email when the next application period starts. Make the order here.

Application schedule

  • The application period begins on 3 January 2023
  • The application period ends on 19 January 2023, at 15:00 (Finnish time)
  • Attachments by 26 January 2023, at 15.00 (Finnish time)
  • Recognitions by 20 March 2023
  • Results of the student selection on 30 March 2023
  • Confirmation of study place by 11 April 2023, at 15.00 (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin in the Autumn of 2023

The required documents must be attached to the online application to the applicants´ first-choice Professional Teacher Education institution by 26 January 2023, at 15:00 (Finnish time).

After you have submitted the application, you will receive a confirmation email. The message will contain a link with which you can modify your application, for example, change the order of preference of your study options during the application period. You can add or delete attachments until 26 January 2023, at 15:00 (Finnish time).

More information about applying below:

Information Session for Applicants

HAMK School of Professional Teacher Education organizes an info session for interested applicants on 11 January 2023 at 15:00 –16:00 (EET).

During the info session you will hear more about the admission criteria and contents of the programme. The info session is hosted by education coordinator Anna Sandt and lecturer Vesa Parkkonen.

You can attend the admission info session online via Zoom: https://hamk.zoom.us/j/62075023636 .

No pre-registration is needed. If you attend the meeting via mobile, please install ZOOM Cloud Meeting app and join the meeting using ID 620 7502 3636.

Remember to check your audio controls when joining the Zoom session. If you use mobile device, remember to enable audio (Join Audio) and give permission to use device audio via Call, WiFi or Cellular Data.

Welcome to the information session!

Recognition of non-Finnish degree

A decision by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) or the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture on the recognition of the level of the degree as equivalent to a tertiary level degree completed in Finland must be attached to the application in the following cases:

  • You have completed the degree on which your eligibility is based outside the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland).
  • You have completed your tertiary level degree outside Finland in another Nordic country and
    • the degree belongs to the field of social services and health, and/or
    • based on the degree, you are seeking qualification as a so-called general subject teacher, and/or
    • the degree is less than three years in scope, and/or
    • you are not a citizen of any of the Nordic countries.

EDUFI is responsible for decisions regarding the eligibility conferred by foreign qualifications for positions, which in Finland require specific education or a university or University of Applied Sciences degree of a certain level (Act 1385/2015). A certain level of education is required for example for teaching positions.

Without the decision on recognition, the application will not be considered. The average processing time for applications is three months. Notice that the decision on recognition is subject to a charge. Please see the details of costs from the website of the Finnish National Agency for Education.

Language requirement

The teaching language of the programme is English. The applicant’s English language level must be B2 (CEFR) or 6 (IELTS) or higher. The applicants can self-evaluate their language proficiency by using the European Language Level – Self Assessment Grid or through Finnbrit site.

Instruction on opintopolku.fi

  • Go to www.opintopolku.fi.
  • You can change the language from the top right corner of the page.
  • Write HAMK Professional Teacher Education in the search field.
  • Click the link and you will see the Fill in application button.
  • Open the application form and fill in all the required fields.
  • Attach documents to the online application as PDF-, JPG- or PNG-files.
  • Remember to save the application.
  • After you have submitted the application, you will receive a confirmation email. The message will contain a link with which you can modify your application.

Additional information on applying

The application must be submitted by 19 January 2023 at 15:00 (EET). In addition to submitting the online application, the applicants must verify their qualifications and matters that affect the selection with certificates. The required certificates must be attached to the online application or submitted to the applicant’s first-choice Professional Teacher Education institution by 26 January 2023 at 15:00 (EET). See detailed information in the admission criteria and the list of required attachments.

After you have submitted the online application, you will receive a confirmation email. The message will contain a link with which you can modify your application during the application period (3 January to 19 January 2023 at 15:00 (EET)). If you are unable to make the changes yourself, please contact the Admission Services of your first-choice Professional Teacher Education institution.

You can also use a service called My Studyinfo to modify your application during the application period, view the results of the student selection after they have been published and confirm an offer of study place. My Studyinfo can be accessed with secure authentication (Finnish internet banking codes, Finnish electronic ID card or mobile certificate).

The newest versions of the most commonly used browsers are recommended when using Studyinfo (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge). The use of cookies and JavaScript must be enabled.

The information you give on the application will be stored in the student admissions register (Act 884/2017).

Results of the selection and confirmation of study place

The results of the student selection process will be published on 30 March 2023 at the earliest in the My Studyinfo service at www.opintopolku.fi. Applicants will also be notified of the results by email. When you log in to My Studyinfo service, you need Finnish online banking credentials, a mobile certificate or a microchip identity card.

Each student who is offered a study place must confirm the study place by the due date by using the My Studyinfo service. When you log in to My Studyinfo service, you need Finnish online banking credentials, a mobile certificate or a microchip identity card. If you are unable to confirm the study place in the service, you must confirm the study place in writing (for example by email) by the deadline. If this is not done, the offer of a study place will automatically be withdrawn.

All eligible applicants who have not been offered a study place in either of the programmes which they entered in the application form, will be placed on a waiting list for both programmes. Supplementary selections will take place if vacancies arise due to approved candidates rejecting the offer of a study place. If a study place becomes available, the Professional Teacher Education institution will contact the applicant at the top of the waiting list.

Prerequisites for health and functional capacity for students of professional teacher education

Studies in a Professional Teacher Education programme may include work with minors and different client groups, which places ethical requirements and the requirements on client safety at the core. Students must be capable, in terms of their state of health and functional capacity, to perform the practical tasks and training related to the studies. The studies and acting in the profession require sufficient physical, mental and social functional capacity. Suitability is evaluated throughout the studies.

A limitation related to the state of health or functional capacity is not an obstacle for admitting the applicant as a student, if the impacts can be removed with reasonable measures, for example with special arrangements. The purpose is not to otherwise unnecessarily impede the access of an applicant to education based on their disability or physical, mental or social limitations. The limitations are applied only in situations where it is clear that the applicant’s state of health or functional capacity may endanger the safety of minors or client safety. (University of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014, sections 26, 27, 33 and 34; Universities of Applied Sciences Decree 1129/2014, section 11. in Finnish)

Obstacles to student selection may include the following:

  • a mental illness or a serious mental disorder
  • substance or drug addiction, or drug abuse during the past two years
  • limitations in the social functional capacity, which impairs working with people
  • long-term illness or physical disability, which limits participation in the studies.

During the studies, the University of Applied Sciences may request the student to present an extract from the criminal record, if future learning situations and practical trainings substantially involve working with minors.

The University of Applied Sciences may obligate the student to present a drug test certificate if there is a justified reason to suspect that the student is under the influence of drugs in study-related practical training or that the student has a drug addiction.

Cancellation of admission or revocation of study right

A University of Applied Sciences may cancel conditional admission for the following reasons:

  • an applicant fails to submit certificates regarding their state of health and functional capacity by the deadline specified by the University of Applied Sciences; or
  • an applicant has provided false information or has left out essential information; or
  • it is obvious that the student, in terms of their state of health and functional capacity, does not meet the prerequisites for student admission (Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014, sections 26, 27, 33 and 34; Universities of Applied Sciences Decree 1129/2014, section 11).

The University of Applied Sciences may later revoke the study right in the following cases:

  • a student, by repeatedly or seriously endangering the health or safety of another person, has proven to be manifestly unsuitable to perform practical assignments or practical training relating to studies;
  • it is obvious that the student, in terms of their state of health and functional capacity, does not meet the prerequisites for student admission set in section 26, subsection 1, of the Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014;
  • at the application stage, the student has concealed a decision to revoke the right to study referred to in section 26, subsection 2, which could have prevented their admission as a student. (Please note: If you have cancelled your study place yourself or if your study right has been cancelled for other reasons, such as incorrectly entered grades or missing attachments, you can take part in the application process.); or
  • where the studies or practical training relating to studies substantially require work with minors, the University of Applied Sciences may revoke the study right where necessary in order to protect minors or if the student has been sentenced for a crime referred to in the Criminal Code (39/1889), chapter 17, sections 18, 18a or 19, chapter 20, chapter 21, sections 1 to 3 or 6, chapter 31, section 2, or chapter 50, sections 1, 2, 3, 4 or 4a. (Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014, sections 26, 27, 33 and 34; Universities of Applied Sciences Decree 1129/2014, section 11.)

What should you do if you have a limitation related to state of health or functional capacity?

Upon applying in the Studyinfo service you will be asked the following questions:

  • Has an educational institution revoked your study right because health or functioning ability issues have impeded your studies or you have endangered other people’s health or safety?
  • Are there any such factors in your state of health or ability to function that could be an obstacle to studying in the programme?

If you answer ”yes” to one or both of the questions on the application form and if you receive a study place, the admission is conditional. The University of Applied Sciences processes and evaluates the information regarding the applicant’s state of health and functional capacity in terms of the prerequisites for admission. You may still be admitted to the programme if the obstacle related to your state of health or functional capacity can be removed with reasonable measures.

If you receive a study place, you will receive a request by email to fill in a clarification on your state of health and functional capacity, and to submit a doctor's certificate and, if necessary, a clarification on the revocation of study right.

You must submit the requested documents with the attachments to the University of Applied Sciences which has made you the conditional offer of a study place. If the clarification you have provided is insufficient, the person processing your case may contact you and ask for additional clarifications. The documents are confidential.

The University of Applied Sciences to which you are conditionally accepted will make the decision regarding state of health and functional capacity.

Applicant statistics

Applicants of the International Professional Teacher Education programme 2018-2022

Applicants

Number of applicants

Applicants in 2018 45
Applicants in 2019 62
Applicants in 2020 68
Applicants in 2021 114
Applicants in 2022 114

Lowets admission points to International Professional Teacher Education programme 2018-2022

Year

Lowets points

Year 2018 8 points
Year 2019 10 points
Year 2020 8 points
Year 2021 12 points
Year 2022 13 points

Sources: Studyinfo 2018-2022

Frequently asked questions

Questions about eligibility

I am a nurse. Can I apply to Professional Teacher Education?

If you have completed a Bachelor's degree in a University of Applied Sciences the field of Social Services and Health Care and you have at least five years' work experience corresponding to the content of your degree, you are eligible. If you have completed a Master’s degree in the field of Social Services and Health Care, three years of work experience corresponding to the degree is enough.

I have a college level degree. Am I eligible for this education?

Unfortunately, college level degree does not give eligibility for vocational teacher education. Only relevant tertiary higher education degrees give eligibility.

In some cases, qualifications other than a relevant tertiary higher education degree may grant eligibility, if the applicant is already working in Finland as a teacher of vocational subjects on an officially recognized programme of vocational study in vocational education.

How do I know do I need three or five years of work experience or not at all for eligibility?

This depends on your degree from the university or the University of Applied Sciences. Please, get acquainted with eligibility.

I will complete my degree in the spring before the studies begin. Am I eligible?

Unfortunately, you are not eligible. The entry requirements regarding both education and work experience must be met by the end of the application period.

Must the work experience be continuous, or would summer jobs and weekend work be included, for example?

The work experience does not need to be continuous. The following formula will be applied to calculate part-time and short-term employment: 7 hours equals 1 day, 21 days equals 1 month, and 11 months equals 1 year. The employment certificates must show the number of hours you have completed and the time periods during which you have worked.

Will the work that I did while I was a student be included in my work experience?

Yes, excluding a work placement that is part of the degree that grants your eligibility.

How do I add up my working time as a teacher if I have been teaching for a few hours a month over a couple of years?

Part-time teaching experience will be converted into a full-time teaching experience. 64 hours of part-time teaching experience equal to 1 month of full-time teaching experience.

Does the work experience have to be accumulated after completion of the degree?

No, it does not.

Questions about admission points

Can I be admitted if I do not have teaching experience and I am not working as a teacher during the application period?

Yes, you can. You get additional points for teaching experience but these points will only be part of the total score and the selection will be based on the total score.

Why do I not get points for the matriculation examination?

Points are only awarded for vocational qualifications and higher education degrees since we educate teachers specifically for vocational institutions.

Questions about applying

How does the selected mode of study affect student admissions?

The mode of study does not affect the student selections since new students are selected from admission groups that are specific to each field of education. However, there may be separate admission groups (for example the English language admission groups) to which new students are selected only from applicants who have applied to the study mode in question.

What can I do if I’m not able to scan my certificates to complete the application?

If you are unable to scan your certificates, please send copies of the certificates to your first-choice Professional Teacher Education institution by traditional mail by the due time. Please make sure there is also attached the name of the education which you are applying for, your name and your admission number.

I realized afterwards that I need to add something to my application. Am I able to edit my application?

It is possible to make changes to the application during the application period. After you have submitted the application, you will receive a confirmation email. The message will contain a link with which you can modify your application. You can also add or delete attachments within other given deadlines.

Questions about studies

Finnish is not my native language. Can I still apply for Professional Teacher Education?

You can apply for Professional Teacher Education even if your native language is not Finnish. However, your Finnish language skills must be adequate for you to study in Finnish, or you must have adequate English language skills to be able to study in an English-speaking group.

How much does the education cost?

The education is funded by the government and is thus free for the student. We charge students a web and materials fee. The fee for Professional Teacher Education students is 110 euros. Students are responsible for any travel, meal and learning material costs themselves.

Questions about selection

I was admitted to the Professional Teacher Education institution of my secondary choice. Can I wait for a cancellation place from the Professional Teacher Education institution of my first choice?

Unfortunately not. Only an applicant who has not been admitted to any Professional Teacher Education institution can be selected in case there is a cancellation.

I was not admitted. Do I have to contact a Professional Teacher Education institution myself and ask about cancellation places?

No, you don’t. Professional Teacher Education institutions will contact the applicant at the top of the waiting list.

Professional teacher education can be completed as online studies alongside work. Full-time studying is also possible with help of a personal study plan.

 

If the applicant chooses for example HAMK’s programme in English (International Professional Teacher Education), which forms a separate admission group, they will compete for a study place only with other applicants who have chosen this study mode, and the field of education will not affect the selection.

 

In order to study online, you must have a computer equipped with a camera, earphones and microphone combination, preferably a fixed internet connection and Admin rights to your computer or your employer's IT-support. The online meetings are held in a secure Zoom environment and the learning environment is Moodle. Camera connection is important in online learning.

 

The online sessions of the group will be published on the HAMK website in December 2022. The starting dates of the group are given in the group description below.

 

Study group 2023-2024

 

International Professional Teacher Education online programme 13 months (separate admission group)

  • The programme is recommended for individuals from Finland and abroad, who wish to complete their professional teacher education in English. The programme in English gives the same teacher qualification as the programme in Finnish.
  • The aim of this programme is to provide the teacher students with the knowledge and competencies to teach and work in international learning environments. An additional goal is to develop teacher students' capacity to guide culturally diverse student groups.
  • The teaching language of the programme is English. The applicant’s English language level must be IELTS 6/CEFR B2 plus.
  • Studying in an online programme requires good IT skills and sufficient technical equipment with an active internet connection.
  • The online programme includes online meetings (approximately 15 days) with lecturers, group work and independent study. Online meetings start at 9.00 am. and end at 4.00 pm. (Finnish time)
  • The programme also includes practical teacher training.
  • The programme begins on the 4th–5th of May 2023 and ends on the 7th of June 2024. If the applicant has completed the Basic Studies in Educational Sciences before these studies, they do not need to attend the second online meeting on the 5th of May 2023.
  • Students will be ranked and selected based on their application scores regardless of their fields of education.

Studying

Students in the study group will study both on their own and together with others. Communal learning is one of the cornerstones of our learning concept. The study group will study entirely online (online meetings with tutor teacher, distance learning periods). The extent of the teacher education is 60 credits, which means calculated at 1 600 hours of work by the student.

 

In order to study online, you must have a computer equipped with a camera, earphones and microphone combination, preferably a fixed internet connection and Admin rights to your computer or your employer's IT-support. The online meetings are held in a secure Zoom environment and the learning environment is Moodle. Camera connection is important in online learning.

 

More information:

Citation guide and Plagiarism

Citation guide

Citation guide (pdf)

 

Plagiarism

It is forbidden to copy documents made by another person and to present them as one’s own. If a student is found to have done so, the assignment in question will be failed. Teachers check all students' written course assignments for plagiarism.

Degree regulations

The degree regulations contain instruction for the entire HAMK, for example the right to study, the completion of studies and a safe study environment:

Degree regulations (pdf)

Digitally signed documents (for example Transcript of Records)

You can download digitally signed documents at Student Desktop Pakki

  • Log into Pakki with your HAMK ID and password.
  • Select Documents from the desktop and New order.
  • The list includes all the documents available in digitally signed format.
  • Select the right document type, language of the document and Order.
  • Select the tab called Documents. The newest document is the first one on the list.
  • Just select the document name to download or open it.
  • You can either
    • open it with your browser or
    • open it from the Downloads file in your computer or
    • open it with a default PDF reader on your computer.
  • Save the document on your computer and forward it for example attached to an email.
  • The recipient may validate the authenticity of the document by following the instructions at the end of the digitally signed document.

If you notice some errors in some of your documents (for example Transcript of Records), please contact our Student Services: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi.

If you need documents for Public employment and business services or for Insurance company, please contact our Student Services.

 

Meal subsidy card

If you study as a full-time student (via personal study plan, PSP) and complete at least 5 ECTS on average for each month, you are eligible for discounted meals issued by KELA (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland).

Please contact the Student Services if you’d like to request the meal subsidy card: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi.

Funding for studies

You can apply for adult education allowance from the Employment Fund, support for independent study from the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) or Kela's financial aid for the vocational teacher education studies. Studying is essentially part-time, but it can be changed to be full-time with a personal study plan if the sponsor of the studies requires it.

 

More info on the adult education allowance can be found from the Employment Fund website. The allowance requires that the student gains at least 4 ECTS a month. Studying in the 13 months program fulfill the criterion.

 

More info on the support for independent study can be found from the TE Services website. Receiving this benefit requires gaining at least 5 ECTS a month. Studying according to the group program does not fulfill the criterion, but a personal study plan can be made for the student to shorten the study time.

 

More info on the financial aid for students can be found from the Kela (Social Insurance Institution) website. Receiving this benefit requires gaining at least 5 ECTS a month. Studying according to the group program does not fulfill the criterion, but a personal study plan can be made for the student to shorten the study time.

 

If you have a need for a personal study plan, please contact guidance counsellor. In practice shortening studies usually means that one course is completed with a different schedule and implementation than what was originally planned for the group program. In addition, the course of Practical Teacher Training in an Educational Institution and the course of Research, Development and Innovation Skills must be completed well in advance.

Graduation

Applying for graduation 

We recommend starting the graduation process in VALO – graduation service at least four weeks before your intended graduation day. Please note, that different steps of the application process take time. In VALO, you can see the progress of your application in real time. The completed certificate application must be submitted no later than three weeks before the graduation day. If any grades are missing or the certificate application is not sent on time, the graduation day will be postponed to the next possible one. The School of Professional Teacher Education graduation dates for the academic year can be found in the table below. The graduation ceremony is held on the first graduation day in June.   

 

The main steps of the graduation process and how to use the VALO – graduation service 

  1. Sign in to VALO – graduation service via student desktop Pakki  
  • Read the instructions on the main page of VALO – graduation service  

2. Answer to the Graduand Feedback Survey 

  • Note that the VALO – graduation service will take you to another website, Webropol, to the feedback survey 
  • The questionnaire must be completed in one go 
  • Once you have answered the questionnaire, wait for the website to automatically redirect you back to the VALO – graduation service. Please do not switch or close your browser during or after answering 

3. The certificate application is generated once you have submitted the Graduand Feedback Survey and been redirected back to VALO  

  • You can start filling in the sections of the certificate application 
  • Please check and save the sections you have filled in before proceeding to the next step, as you will not be able to change the information you have provided afterwards 

4. Submitting the certificate application  

  • Wait for the Student Services to check your grades, you will receive the notification to your HAMK email 
  • Finish and submit your application 

5. Approval of the certificate application 

  • You will receive a confirmation to your HAMK email once your application has been approved and the Student Services has confirmed the graduation date. 

 

Instructions for the VALO – graduation service and the Graduand Feedback Survey 

  • VALO – graduation service   
    • Works best with the following browsers: Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Edge. 
    • Works in the same language as your student desktop Pakki (to change language settings in Pakki, click on the language icon next to the user icon in the top bar). 
    • If you have multiple study rights, check from the student desktop Pakki that you are accessing VALO – service with the correct student number (to check your study rights in Pakki, click on your name in the top bar, next to the user icon) 
    • If you have problems with signing in to VALO – service, you can try signing out from the student desktop Pakki, closing your browser, or changing your browser and signing in again. 
  • Graduand Feedback Survey on the Webropol-website 
    • Works best with Mozilla Firefox or Chrome browsers 
    • VALO – graduation service will direct you to the Graduand Feedback Survey on the Webropol-website  
    • If you have not completed the feedback survey or have closed your browser before being redirected to the VALO – graduation service, please contact the Student Services.

If you have problems that cannot be solved with the advice above, please contact the Student Services: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi 

 

Graduation schedules academic year 2022-2023  

Recommendation for starting the application process  Send the completed certificate application at the latest  Graduation day
In the beginning of November  09.11.2022  30.11.2022 
In the beginning of December  09.12.2022  30.12.2022 
In mid-December  22.12.2022  13.01.2023 
In the beginning of January  10.01.2023  31.01.2023 
In mid-January  25.01.2023  15.02.2023 
In the beginning of February  07.02.2023  28.02.2023 
In mid-February  22.02.2023  15.03.2023 
In the beginning of March  10.03.2023  31.03.2023 
In mid-March  24.03.2023  14.04.2023 
In the beginning of April  06.04.2023  28.04.2023 
In mid-April  24.04.2023  15.05.2023 
In the beginning of May  15.05.2023  02.06.2023 
In the beginning of June  09.06.2023  30.06.2023 

 

The Certificate 

Download the digital certificate from the student desktop Pakki (top bar – Documents – Degree Certificate). The certificate can be downloaded for 28 days from the date of graduation. Remember to save your digital certificate and make a backup copy of it. We charge 10 EUR for re-sending the digital certificate. 

The digital certificate is an official certificate, which does not require any separate authentication. It can be sent to authorities or employers as an attachment. Paper copies of the digital certificate can be printed, but only the digital certificate is authenticated and suitable for official purposes. On request, we will also send you a paper copy of the certificate by post on the graduation day. 

The certificate includes both in English and in Finnish, a cover page, a transcript of records and a Certificate Supplement, which is an English-language attachment to the certificate for international use.  

Note! If you wish, you can download a digitally signed transcript of records from Pakki before you graduate.   

If you need a new digital certificate, please place the order via HAMK Shop. 

 

Ordering copies of certificates  

You can order certified copies or digital certificates (certificates issued after 10/2021) of certificates awarded by HAMK the School of Professional Teacher Education. Place the order via HAMK Shop. We charge EUR 10 for copies of certificates. Delivery takes about a week.  

For more information, please contact: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi 

HAMK IT Services and ServiceDesk in problem situations

You can easily find all IT services listed and links to instructions here. You can search for services with a keyword, save services as your favourite, so you can return to them next time or browse the automatically updated list of most searched services.

 

In case of an error, please contact ServiceDesk.

Module feedback (Spark feedback service)

Module feedback

Study feedback should be given by the student at the end of each module (excluding Practical Teacher Training and Development of Pedagogical Expertise) via HAMK's feedback system. Student may give feedback seven days before the module ends, at the earliest. The system picks the exact end date from the implementation plan in Pakki service. The feedback survey opens seven days before the module ends and it stays open for a fortnight after the module end date.

 

Student may give feedback via Spark feedback service in Pakki. The feedback service recognises the modules or courses for which the student has been accepted to in Pakki. Student can give feedback for each module only once and when the feedback questionnaire is available.

 

Student instructions for giving feedback on modules (pdf)

Practical teacher training

The practical teacher training is worth 9 credit points as part of the professional teacher education programme. Upon completion of the practical teacher training, the teacher student will be expected to be able to plan and deliver teaching and to evaluate students’ work and their development. In addition, the teacher student should be familiar with the premises of teaching work and know how to act in a vocational education environment.

 

The practical teacher training begins in spring, when the teacher students become acquainted with the learning environment in which their placement will take place. The teacher students will also become familiar with the standards, regulations, and guidelines guiding professional training, sources of funding for vocational training, and the working practices of professional teachers.

 

During the practical teacher training, and in addition to other study activities, a teaching module worth approximately 3 credits will be planned and then taught to the professional student group. The number of contact teaching hours can vary by institute and the training may also include other activities than classroom teaching, such as distance guidance, online teaching, cooperation with business and industry, and guidance for on-the-job learning. The practical teacher training is usually scheduled for the second semester. The placement involves teaching and guidance of learning in a variety of professional learning environments, as well as student assessment.

 

During the practical teacher training, the teacher student will be supervised by the student’s tutor teacher and a supervising teacher from the placement organisation.

 

The practical teacher training takes place in a professional training setting, such as a professional educational institution, adult educational centre or a university of applied sciences. The teaching should primarily be part of the training for a particular certification or qualification.

 

It is also possible to conduct practical teacher training period abroad. The requirements for the practical teacher training institutions, qualifications for the supervising teacher and the content of the practical teacher training period are described above. However, you are required to plan your teacher practice well in advance together with your tutor teacher and your supervising teacher. The documentation of your teacher practice consists of both written and audio-visual materials based on the meeting between you, your supervising teacher, and your tutor teacher prior to the start of your teacher practice. Prior to the start of your practical teacher training period the plan has to be approved by the tutor teacher.

 

As part of the practical teacher training, an agreement is made with the placement organisation and includes arrangements for the supervising teacher. A written plan is also made for the placement. A form is provided for this purpose. Towards the end of the placement period, a joint review meeting will be held with the supervising teacher. Supervising teachers may submit invoices for their work once this evaluation is complete. The supervising teacher is paid EUR 295 for supervising the teacher training.

 

The supervision fee is invoiced from HAMK via electronic invoice service (available only in Finnish) or via paper invoice. The invoicing instructions are sent to the supervising teacher by e-mail after the practical teacher training agreement has been concluded.

 

Agreement and assessment documentation can be sent electronically to: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi

 

Practical teacher training documents

Practical Training Agreement 2022 (doc)

Practical Training Plan 2022 (doc)

Practical Training Evaluation Form 2022 (doc)

Recognition and accreditation of prior learning (RPL)

If you have competence that corresponds to the competence objectives of the courses, you can apply for the recognition of prior learning (RPL). This way, you don’t have to re-learn the same thing you already know and have the opportunity to progress your studies faster than the group programme. In professional teacher education studies, recognition of prior learning can be applied for either through credit transfer or skills demonstrations.

 

Both types of application can be made electronically using the app available in the student’s Pakki desktop.

 

RPL Instructions (pdf)

 

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is where prior studies are used to directly credit the courses that are part of the teacher education. For example, basic studies in pedagogy and adult pedagogy completed earlier at the university (25 credits or 15 credit units) equate to a credit transfer of 13 credits for the basic studies in educational sciences in teacher education.

 

New students, please take note: There is no need to apply for transfer of credits for basic studies in educational sciences if the certificate of having completed the studies (25 credits or 15 credit units) has been attached to the application for teacher education. The credit transfer is approved for you automatically. If you have completed only part of these studies, contact the guidance counsellor. Please also note that having completed basic studies in special pedagogy (25 credits or 15 credit units) does not qualify you for a credit transfer for basic studies in educational sciences (13 credits). You can enquire about other opportunities for credit transfer from your guidance counsellor.

 

Principles of credit transfer:

  • To receive a credit transfer, you must make an eRPL application (but see the above note on basic studies in educational sciences).
  • The prior studies must correspond to the content and scope of the teacher education course for which the credit transfer is sought.
  • The prior studies must be higher education level studies.
  • The prior studies must have been completed in the last five years, calculated from the start year of your teacher education studies. The exception to this rule is basic studies in educational sciences, for which there is no such time limit (25 credits or 15 credit units).
  • Credit transfer is only granted for entire courses.
  • Credit transfer can be granted for the ‘Studies enhancing the Teacher’s Competence’ (6 credits) on the basis on pedagogical studies that deepen and expand the teacher's competence. The scope of the prior studies must be at least 6 credits. Credit transfer can also be approved for two educations/courses, for example, that have a total scope of at least 6 credits. Credit transfer can be approved with studies completed five years previously if the scope of studies has been at least 25 credits.
  • Credit transfer can be granted for the ‘Research, Development and Innovation Skills’ course (6 credits) based on a previous master's thesis or bachelor's thesis who's subject or frame of reference was related to vocational education and training (VET) and which took a pedagogical perspective on the topic.
  • No credit transfer can be granted for the ‘Personal Expertise as a Professional Teacher’ course.

Examples of studies eligible for credit transfer of Studies enhancing the Teacher’s Competence: Basic studies in special pedagogy, intermediate studies in pedagogy, studies in university pedagogy, specialisation studies for teachers, training as a competence-based qualification master and training as a driving instructor. Please note: extensive prior training can also be used to obtain credit transfer for other courses, provided that they have equivalent content.

 

Applications for credit transfer should be directed to Guidance Counsellor Eveliina Grönberg. Where needed, you can also ask her for more information on matters related to credit transfer. The credit transfer application should be submitted no later than two weeks before the start of the course to be accredited.

 

Skills demonstrations

The starting point for skills demonstrations is competence that a student has obtained through work experience. This competence is assessed in relation to the assessment criteria for the course. The student takes an active role in applying for a skills demonstration, as they must first familiarise themselves with the instructions for skills demonstrations and the assessment criteria for the courses. At the beginning of their studies, they carry out a personal competence survey and also have a development discussion with their tutor teacher. If the outcome of this process is that the student has the competence outlined in the assessment criteria, then fill in the eRPL application and agree with the teacher carrying out the actual skills demonstration. A skills demonstration is assessed as a study attainment. A skills demonstration cannot be used to obtain RPL for the ‘Personal Expertise as a Professional Teacher’ course.

 

Applications for skills demonstrations should be submitted to the teacher responsible for the course – who as a rule is the group’s tutor teacher. A skills demonstration application must be submitted no less than two weeks before the start of the course in question.

 

Instructions for applying for a skills demonstration (pdf)

Right to study and enrolment for the academic year

Right to study

Studies that progress according to the programme for multiform and online studies are considered to be part-time studies. Part-time students must complete their studies within three years (Act on Universities of Applied Sciences 932/2014). The right-to-study period begins when the student enrolls as present for the first time. A student who has not completed their studies during the period of study loses the right to study.

 

Right of absence

On the first year, the student can enroll as absent only for the following reasons:

  1. military, non-military or women’s voluntary military service
  2. maternity, paternity or parental leave
  3. the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury

A second or third year student may enroll as absent for a maximum of one (1) year and this is not counted against their study right period. Similarly absences caused by above-mentioned reasons 1 or 2 are not deducted from the study right period.

 

If a student registers as absent for the first academic year, they must provide an official document to support this absence (for example, a statement from KELA regarding maternity or paternity leave or regarding a parental allowance period or a medical certificate regarding pregnancy or a statement regarding daily sickness allowance or a medical certificate or statement regarding entry into a social support service). If a student is unable to provide one of the aforementioned certificates, they should register as present for the academic year in question.

 

Any absences during studies are negotiated with the tutor teacher and guidance counsellor and recorded on the student's ePSP.

 

Enrolment for the academic year

The students will have to enroll as present or absent every year according to the deadlines set by HAMK. Practicalities of this will be advised for students at the beginning of the studies.

 

Once students have accepted a study place, they register as present for the first academic year in the manner described in the admissions guide. If a student continues studying into 2nd or 3rd academic year, they must also register as present. Continuing students will be informed of the registration process during the spring (May-June).

 

A student who has not enrolled will lose their right to study. If a student who has lost right to study wants to continue studying, they must apply for the reinstatement of their student status. The student status can be readmitted if the study period (3 years max) is still running. The Head of Degree Programme makes the decision to reinstate the student status. If the decision is positive, the student status can be restored beginning from the start of next month. A handling fee of EUR 50 is invoiced from the student.

 

Studying after the end of the admission group's programme

If a student does not graduate according to the admission group's programme, they continue under the guidance of the same tutor teacher until the end of the second year.

 

Extension period

Application for extension period (word document)

The Head of Degree Programme may grant a discretionary extension period to students in order to complete their studies. This extension is dependent on the student submitting a realistic plan for the achievement of this goal. The extension must be requested during the right to study period. An extension may only be granted for a maximum of six months. The application for an extension period is subject to EUR 50 administration fee.

 

Readmission to complete studies

Application for readmission (word document)

If, upon conclusion of the right to study period, a student wishes to continue their previously interrupted studies, they may apply for a new right to study. The Head of Degree Programme may, on the basis of an application, grant a former teacher student the right to study so that the student in question can complete their teacher education if no more than one half of the entire scope of the programme is to be completed. A new right to study can be granted for a maximum of one year. Applications for a new right to study are subject to a EUR 50 administration fee.

Student desktop Pakki and digipedagogical guidelines

Pakki – Student Desktop Service

Learn to use Pakki student desktop right from the start. Pakki includes versatile tools that help you follow your progress and update your personal information. Log into Pakki with your student ID and password (HAMK ID and password). Change the language to English from the upper right corner. You can use this service both on your computer browser and on your mobile.

In Pakki you may:

  • review and update your contact information (link to My profile video)
  • see the timetables (link to Instructions for Timetable engine (pdf))
  • browse your grades
  • apply for accreditation of your prior learning (credit transfer) and accreditation of work experience (skills demonstration) via the RPL tool
  • create digitally signed documents (for example transcript of records)
  • download graduation certificate for 28 days from the graduation day
  • answer the module feedback questionnaire (Spark feedback service)

Note! A teacher student doesn't have to register for courses through the Pakki service. Professional Teacher Education registrations are handled by Student Services.

 

Digipedagogical Guidelines to support learning

Digipedagogical Guidelines is a site where all the guidelines for utilising digital tools in HAMK are gathered in one place. All tools and services can be used on desktop and mobile. Some services or tools may also have its own mobile app.

Student wellbeing

To support students’ wellbeing, HAMK offers the services of a special needs teacher, student counselling psychologist and coordinator of sport services. They work in all HAMK’s campuses in cooperation with tutor teachers, study counsellors, nurses, pastors and everyone connected to student services.

 

Contact student counselling psychologist if you have difficulties for example with coping, stress or motivation on your studies. Or you need tips on your time management or self efficacy. Psychologist can provide individual conversation support and guidance on 1-5 appointments. If you need psychological health care or therapy, you should contact health care services. Psychologist Maija Partanen, telephone +35850 4063 124, maija.partanen@hamk.fi

 

The special needs teacher works as a contact person for equality in studies. He is also responsible for organising special arrangements for students who need support in studying. Special arrangements are also available for people who apply to study at HAMK in their entrance examination. Special need teacher Samu Toivonen, telephone +35850 5776 312, samu.toivonen@hamk.fi

 

Coordinator of sport services can be contacted regarding anything related to HAMK sports. The coordinator can give guidance to different activities or even create a training programme for you. Coordinator of sport services Jari Virtanen, telephone +35840 7355 653, jari.virtanen@hamk.fi

 

Note! Students of the professional teacher education are not entitled to student health care services. If you fall ill, please contact the municipal health care services in your area or your occupational health care.

More information on student wellbeing pages

Study guide

The study guide contains the curriculum of the education, the main principles of the studies and the implementation plan of the study group:

Study Guide 2022-2023 (pdf)

Study Guide 2021-2022 (pdf)

NOTE! The graduation process has changed. Updated instructions can be found under "Graduation".

User ID and how to log in to HAMK services

Activating user ID

Before starting your studies, you need to activate your user ID. Familiarise yourself with user ID activation instructions. Note! User ID’s are not sent via email.

 

How to log in to HAMK services

Log in to HAMK’s service with the username form firstname12345@student.hamk.fi. In some services, you can also use username in firstname12345 -form. Log in to Google cloud services with your email, which is usually firstname.lastname@student.hamk.fi.

Web materials fee

Studies in the School of  Professional Teacher Education programmes are not subject to tuition fees. Instead, we charge students a web materials fee to cover internet usage, printing, and IT during the studies, as well as the study material. In particular, the fee is used to develop and maintain the online environments and functions. The fee for Professional Teacher Education students is EUR 110.

 

Web materials fee must be paid by 31 October 2022 through HAMK online shop.

 

Note! If you hold a decision of recognition from your previous pedagogical studies by the Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus) and you complete less than 20 ECTS, your materials fee sum is EUR 30. The invoice will be mailed to you directly during the autumn semester.

 

If your institution or other employer pays your fee, please send the billing information by the due payment date to the Student Affairs Office: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi.

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