Subject Teacher
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FIN-00014 University of Helsinki


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STEP - Subject Teacher Education Programme in English is 60 ECTS and it is geared for both Finnish and international students.

The programme gives official qualifications for teaching in basic and upper secondary education in Finland and the STEP qualification can be recognized by other countries in the EU. STEP is not a Master's programme.

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Application pages updated

The Admission Requirements for 2017/18 have been approved by the Faculty Council and the University Admission pages can be found here: >>

STEP Frequently asked questions (STEP FAQ)

When can I apply for STEP? Equivalency certificate? Can I apply to STEP if my teaching subject is not one of the STEP subjects? Other educational programmes in Finland?

Please see our frequently asked questions for answers!


STEP Success Stories added

STEP students share their stories of finding employment after STEP studies

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Teaching qualifications

Interested in teaching qualifications?

Visit our teaching qualifications page for information about Finnish teaching qualifications and recognition of Finnish teaching qualifications abroad.

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