Contact Information

Department of Teacher Education
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Home Economics and Home Economics teacher education,
Craft Science and Textiles teacher education

PO Box 8 (Siltavuorenpenger 10)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Special education
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3 A)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Centre for Educational Assessment
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3 A)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

tel. +358 9 1911 (switchboard)
fax +358 9 191 29611

Welcome to the Department of Teacher Education

Ala-asteen oppilaita oppitunnilla.The Department of Teacher Education is the most versatile unit providing teacher education in Finland. The department educates teachers and other experts in the fields of education and teaching, primarily for the needs of the Finnish society. Moreover, the department houses the Home Economics and Craft Science educations. The task of research and development activities performed at the Department of Teacher Education is to promote innovation in the field of education – both nationally and internationally.

The Department of Teacher Education is a multidisciplinary institution of education and intellectual regeneration, and a builder and forerunner of the future. Growing up to shoulder responsibility on the global scale provides the wider framework for the Department’s activities.

What's on

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Courses in English during Academic year 2013-2014 and spring 2014 timetable

The international exchange students and the degree students in the Department of Teacher Education are entitled to take part in the study units in which teaching is given in English.

Student interviews

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Student Interview: Visiting student Fusayo Yamamoto

Fusayo Yamamoto (25) appreciates the Finnish teaching practice system.

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Student Interview: Erasmus student Charlotte Tauson

Charlotte Tauson (24) would like trust and freedom to be a part of the teacher education also in the UK.

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Student Interview: Erasmus student Dominik Stecher

Dominik Stecher (25) was happy with everything else except the cold and long winter.