International Professional Teacher Education - Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
International Professional Teacher Education
Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
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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 2020
  • Application period begins 2.1.2020
  • Application period ends 23.1.2020, 15.00 Finnish time
  • Documents to online application by 30.1.2020, 15.00 Finnish time
  • Recognitions 24.3.2020
  • Information on admissions 3.4.2020
  • Confirmation of study place 14.4.2020, 15.00 Finnish time
  • Studies begin August 2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

EDUCATION
Professional teacher education
DURATION (MONTHS)
16 months
EXTENT (CREDITS)60
LOCATIONEspoo
LANGUAGEEnglish
EDUCATION WILL STARTAugust 2020

CURRICULA

ASK ABOUT APPLYING AND 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

Classrooms: Vankanlähde 11, D-building, 2nd floor, Hämeenlinna

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

Staff email: firstname.lastname(at)hamk.fi
opettajakorkeakoulu@hamk.fi
aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi (produces a ticket to HAMK ServiceDesk)

WHY HAMK?

  • We had the best graduations' figures in the year 2017 and 2018 (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 4,6 on a scale of 1 to 5. (Student feedback survey 2018-2019).
  • The learning atmosphere is highly positive. Students gave grade 4,8 for learning atmosphere promoting a communal spirit. (Student feedback survey 2018-2019).
  • Applicants apply primarily to our education because of good reputation and recommendations by alumnies. (Student interim 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/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 a University of Applied Sciences or an institute of vocational education (Act 932/2014 § 25) can apply to a Vocational Teacher Education Programme in Finland. The eligibility requirements regarding both education and work experience must be met by the end of the application period.

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

Requirements for applicants seeking qualification as a teacher of vocational subjects (i.e. 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/her degree.

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

Requirements for applicants seeking a qualification as a teacher of vocational subjects and applying on the basis of a degree in the field of Social Services and Health from a University of Applied Sciences

  • 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/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 the content of his/her degree.

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

Requirements for applicants seeking a qualification as a teacher of general subjects (i.e. common core study units 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 e.g. on of the following subjects as the major subject in their Master's degree can be considered teachers of general subjects: languages, philosophy, psychology, literature, culture research, statistics, political science, law, math, physics, chemistry and health education.

In some cases, a relevant tertiary level degree other than Master's degree may grant eligibility to apply for Professional Teacher Education (e.g. 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 three years of relevant studies as the degree on which the application is based.

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 already working in Finland as a teacher of vocational subjects on an officially recognized programme of vocational study in vocational 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, he/she must have a minimum of five years' professional work experience in a field corresponding in content to the teaching duties assigned to him/her.

Applying with a degree completed outside Finland

A decision by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) or the Finnish Ministry of Education 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/University of Applied Sciences degree of a certain level (Act 1385/2015). A certain level of education is required e.g. 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)

Act on eligibility for public posts provided by higher education studies completed abroad, Act 1385/2015 (English translation available)

Act between Nordic countries concerning Nordic labor markets for persons who have completed higher education of the last three years in extent, ACT 651/1998 (in Finnish)

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. The one-phase selection is based on the application form. Applicants are admitted to the programme in the rank order of their total admission points within each admission group. International Professional Teacher Education programme is separate admission group and the final selection will be based solely on the applicants´ admission point scores.

Admission criteria in short 2020 (pdf)

Admission criteria 2020 (pdf)

Required attachments 2020 (pdf)

Your application form will be scored if you have been found eligible. Your application will be processed by the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) which is marked on the application as the applicant’s first preference. Points are awarded in every Professional Teacher Education institution according to admission criteria of 2020 agreed upon by the institutions.

The criteria which are taken into consideration in the scoring system are as follows:

Other completed degrees8 points
Basic studies in educational sciences10 points
Further education (after 1 January 2013)4 points
Teaching experience from official educational institutions5 points
Teaching experience from vocational education since 1 January 201810 points
Maximum total points37

A qualification required for eligibility does not give admission points for the application.

Fill the online application in Studyinfo.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 applicant must verify his/her 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.

Schedule

The next application period is 2. - 23.1.2020.

  • Application period begins 2 January 2020
  • Application period ends 23 January 2020, at 15.00 (Finnish time)
  • Attachments by 30 January 2020, at 15.00 (Finnish time)
  • Recognitions by 24 March 2020
  • Results of the student selection on 3 April 2020
  • Confirmation of study place 14 April 2020, at 15.00 (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin on August 2020

The required documents must be attached to the online application to the applicants´ first-choice Professional Teacher Education institution by 30 January 2020, at 15.00 (Finnish time).

If you need an official decision from EDUFI on recognition of non-Finnish degree, you can send this document afterwards by traditional mail but at the latest 24 March 2020. Address: HAMK AOKK, Student Affairs Office, P.O. Box 230, 13101 Hämeenlinna, Finland.

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, e.g. change the order of preference of your study options during the application period. You can also add or delete attachments until 30 January 2020, at 15.00 (Finnish time).

More information about applying below:

Recognition of non-Finnish degree

A decision by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) or the Finnish Ministry of Education 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/University of Applied Sciences degree of a certain level (Act 1385/2015). A certain level of education is required e.g. 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 or higher. The applicants can self-evaluate their language proficiency by using the European Language Level – Self Assessment Grid.

Instruction on studyinfo.fi

  • 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.

Results of the selection

The results of the student selection process will be published on 3 April 2020 at the earliest in the My Studyinfo service at www.studyinfo.fi. Applicants will also be notified of the results by a posted letter or by email. When you log in My Studyinfo service, you need Finnish online banking credentials, mobile certificate or a microchip identity card.

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 to both programmes. They will wait for a study place in their admission group, which is ranked in order of the number of admission points have been awarded. 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.

Confirmation of study place

Each student who is offered a study place must confirm his/her study place by the due date by using the My Studyinfo service (www.studyinfo.fi). When you log in My Studyinfo service, you need Finnish online banking credentials, 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 (e.g. by email) by deadline. If this is not done, the offer of a study place will automatically be withdrawn.

Immigration information

Good to know

All matters relating to immigration in Finland are administered through Finnish Immigration Service (Maahanmuuttovirasto). Please visit their website at www.migri.fi. The website provides immigration information in many different languages, processing times in days for student residence permits, appeal procedures, a flowchart for residence permit process with Finnish diplomatic missions abroad, and information about other immigration matters.

Student residence permits and visas

Starting studies in Finland – Do I need a Visa or Residence permit?

First thing to do is to find out if you need a visa or a residence permit for entering Finland.

Please check the updated information from Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) websites: https://migri.fi/en/studying-in-finland

Notice that obtaining a student visa is not certainty in multiform studies.

Applicant statistics

Applicants of the International Professional Teacher Education programme 2012-2019

Applicants 2012Applicants 2013Applicants 2014Applicants 2015Applicants 2016Applicants 2017
636556775579

 

Applicants 2018Applicants 2019    
4562    

Lowets admission points to International Professional Teacher Education programme 2018 and 2019

YearPoints
20188
201910

Sources: Studyinfo 2015-2019 ja AMKOPE 2012-2014

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' 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 university or 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: 150 h = 1 month, 11 months = 1 year. The employment certificates must show the numbers of hours you have completed and the time periods during which you have worked.

Will 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 granting you 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 full-time teaching experience. 64 hours of part-time teaching experience equals to one 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 (e.g. English 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 attachment within other deadline.

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 €. Students are responsible for any travel, meal and learning material costs themselves.

Questions about selection

I was admitted to Professional Teacher Education institution of my secondary choice. Can I wait for a cancellation place to 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 Professional Teacher Education institution myself and ask about cancellation places?
No, you don’t. Professional Teacher Education institution will contact the applicant at the top of the waiting list.

Professional teacher education can be completed as multiform 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, he/she 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.

Study group 2020-2021

International Professional Teacher Education multiform programme, 16 months in Espoo (separate admission group)

  • Programme is recommended for individuals from Finland or abroad, who wish to complete their professional teacher education in English or who do not have the required skills in the Finnish language to qualify for similar programmes conducted in Finnish.
  • 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.
  • Teaching language of the programme is English. The applicant’s English language level must be IELTS 6/ B2 plus. The applicant may be interviewed in order to determine language proficiency or be required to present a formal language certificate.
  • Contact days: approximately 20 days. The study process includes online meetings which will be agreed and scheduled in the beginning of the studies. Contact days will be carried out weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • During the distance learning and eLearning periods, the teacher students use online platforms to complete given learning assignments individually or in groups. A part of the programme includes teacher training.
  • Programme begins in 13th - 14th of August 2020 and ends in 3rd of December 2021.
  • The group can be chosen by both the applicants who have completed Basic studies in educational sciences and also by the applicants who have not.
  • Students will be ranked and selected based on their application score regardless of their fields of education.

Before starting your studies

Activate your user ID:
You will receive an email once your student ID has been created. This ID gives you access to all HAMK’s student systems. You may activate your ID at patu.hamk.fi well in advance before starting your studies. You may activate the student ID with Finnish banking codes, a mobile ID or an ID card. If you don’t have a Finnish mobile ID, ID card or banking codes, you may activate the ID through self-service (without strong identification).

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 also study online (the Moodle learning environment) during the distance learning periods.

Study Guide 2019-2020 (.pdf)
Study Guide 2018-2019 (.pdf)

 

The extent of the teacher education is 60 credits, which equals 1 600 hours of work by the student. In addition to contact days, time for distance learning and commitment to the study curriculum of the group are also required.

More information:

Practical teacher training

Practical teacher training (PTT) of the Professional Teacher Education includes following activities: getting to know the operating environment of the educational training institute, observation of teaching, designing and implementing tuition and assessment of learning. It is possible to implement the practical teacher training in your own educational organization, if you work as a teacher e.g. in the vocational college or university of applied sciences. Others may look for and agree on their PTT placement among the SPTE´s network of practical teacher training institutes or in some another professional education unit. Required working time and amount of teaching hours can't be precisely defined in advance, because the PTT implementations are unique and planned individually.

Practical teacher training agreement (.doc)

Evaluation form (.doc)

Supervision fee invoice (.doc)

Recognition and accreditation of prior learning

There are two different kind of recognition and accreditation of prior learning processes among the professional teacher education: Credit transfer and Skills demonstration.

If you have previous studies, which correspond to the content, learning objectives and the scope of the studies in the professional teacher education program, you can apply credit transfer based on the certificates. The previous studies must have been completed within the five years preceding the start of the teacher education studies (except in the case of Basic studies in educational sciences).

Evaluation of skills demonstration means that you can also show your competence by certain process. For example, if you have already worked for some time as a vocational teacher and gained specific expertise, you can make self-evaluation based on the competence objectives and evaluation categories and criteria of the teacher education studies. The skills demonstration process always consists of self-evaluation, documentation, demonstration and discussions.

You will get more detailed information of recognition and accreditation of prior learning at the beginning of the programme.

Instructions to create RPL application (.doc)

Digitally signed documents

  1. Log into Pakki with your HAMK id and password.
  2. Select Documents from the desktop and New order.
  3. The list includes all the documents available in digitally signed format.
  4. Select the right document type, language of the document and Order.
  5. Select the tab called Documents. The newest document is the first one on the list.
  6. Just select the document name to download or open it.
  7. 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.
  8. Save the document on your computer and forward it e.g. attached to an email.
  9. 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 (e.g. Transcript of Records), please contact: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi

Web materials fee

The Professional Teacher Education programme doesn’t include tuition fees. Instead, we will collect a Web materials fee which will cover all the study materials (e.g. digital and copying service) distributed during the studies. With the help of this charge we will develop and maintain our websites and services. The amount of the charge is 110 euros.

Information for payment

Recipient: Häme University of Applied Sciences Ltd
IBAN: FI58 1732 3000 0090 57
Amount: 110 €
The due date: 31 October 2019
Invoice reference: Professional Teacher Education web materials fee / students’ name

The fee can also be payed to the library of Hämeenlinna University Centre.

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

The reference should mention the name of the student in order to avoid any objection after the due date. Unpaid invoices will be transferred to the collection agency after one remark.

Funding for studies

Generally speaking, professional teacher education is not considered to comprise full-time studies, so there are limited funding options available. Some possibilities include:

Adult education allowance, which may be granted to applicants who:

  • have been self-employed or in employment for at least eight years
  • have been self-employed or with their current employer for at least one year before the beginning of the studies
  • plan to take at least two months of unpaid study leave
  • are receiving no other forms of funding for their studies

For more information, contact the Employment Fund (https://www.tyollisyysrahasto.fi/en/benefits-for-adult-students/) or a local employment office.

Unemployment benefit may be paid to full-time students who:

  • are at least 25 years old at the time of starting their studies
  • have had their studies deemed necessary by the employment office
  • have made an employment plan involving studies

For more information, contact a local employment office. Funding is dependent on the studies being full-time, and teacher education can only be full-time by special agreement in the personal study plan. (Please note that unemployment benefit may also apply to studies intended for taking while working, which are not full-time studies. Check with your local employment office.)

Graduation

CLICK HERE: The Certificate Application (log in)

Nb! If you are logged on to a workplace network (other than HAMK), choose a private window from your browser. It is usually found in the top right corner of the browser, behind the three-point or wheel icon called New incognito window or New InPrivate window, IE on Safety -> InPrivate Browsing. After selecting this, navigate to this page and the application form, then log in with the HAMK IDs.

Graduation schedule in academic year 2019-2020

Graduation day:Certificate application at the latest:
30.8.20199.8.2019
30.9.20199.9.2019
31.10.201910.10.2019
29.11.2019 (Graduation ceremony)8.11.2019
31.1.202010.1.2020
28.2.20207.2.2020
31.3.202010.3.2020
30.4.20209.4.2020
5.6.2020 (Graduation ceremony)15.5.2020

If you are graduating on some other graduation day than June or November the certificate will be sent to you after the graduating day.

If you are unable to participate the Graduation Ceremony (June or November) the certificate will be sent to you after graduating day.

Nb! If you want your certificate to be sent abroad, the certificate will be sent by using EMS courier service. The fee is 35 euros. Certificates are delivered only after we have received the receipt of the payment. Receipt can be sent by post (see address below) or by email: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi.

Information for payment:
Recipient: ​​Häme​ University of Applied Sciences
BANK: Nordea Bank Finland Plc
SWIFT (BIC) code: NDEAFIHH
IBAN: FI58 1732 3000 0090 57​
Message: copy of certificate (EMS)

General study practices

Student ID

Students at the School of Professional Teacher Education will receive a personal user ID, with which you can log in to HAMK computers and many different systems.
Activation: https://patu.hamk.fi/frontpage?lang=en

Student ID card

Students at the School of Professional Teacher Education receive an unofficial ID card from the unit. With the card teacher students lunch will cost 4,87 € at HAMK's student restaurant. The card can also give discounts at some theaters, sport events, concerts, etc. It does not entitle the holder to discounts on public transport.

Study certificates

Student affairs office will provide official study certificates if needed. Please contact: aokk-opintotoimisto@hamk.fi. Students are also able to print official study certificates from Pakki-system. Please read more from Digitally signed documents.

Enrolling 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 adviced for students at the beginning of the studies.

A student who has not enrolled will lose his/her right to study. If a student who has lost his/her right to study wants to continue studying, he/she must apply for the restoration of their student status. The student status can be readmitted if the study period (3 years max) is still running. The head of the degree programme makes the decision to restore 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 50 euros is invoiced from the student.

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:

  • military, non-military or women’s voluntary military service
  • maternity, paternity or parental leave
  • 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.

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

Referencing

Teacher training assignments use the reference technology used by the University of Applied Sciences: HAMK UAS Referencing-guide (.pdf)

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