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 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.

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STEP Degree Requirements

STEP Degree Requirements 2014/15 and 2015/16 (pdf)


STEP Application Guide 2015 (pdf)

STEP 2015 Application Timetable (pdf)

E-Application form for Degree Students
(closed 2 March 2015)

E-Application form for Separate Selection Applicants
(closed 2 March 2015)

STEP 2015 Background Information form