General Contact Information

Subject Teacher
Education Programme

Department of Teacher Education
Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

P.O. Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

STEP email:
step-info (at)

Subject Teacher Education Programme in English


STEP – Subject Teacher Education Programme started as a new programme in August 2011 in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Helsinki.

The programme 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.

STEP qualification can be recognized by other countries in the EU. See more information about the recognition of Finnish qualifications abroad from the Finnish National Board of Education website.

NB! You do not need prior teaching experience or prior teaching qualifications when applying to STEP.

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