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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. +358 294 1911 (switchboard)
fax +358 2941 29611

International students

Master's degree programmes

In all degree programmes of the Department of Teacher Education, it is possible to go on to complete a Master of Education degree (120 ECTS) after the completion of the Bachelor of Education degree (180 ECTS). The target completion time for the Bachelor of Education degree is three years and for the Master of Education degree two years.  Hence, studies for the completion of these degrees in target completion time takes approximately five years.

Teaching and studying takes place primarily in Finnish, so good Finnish skills are required.

The early childhood education section has a separate Master’s Degree Programme in Early Childhood Education (VAKAMO). Further information on VAKAMO is available on the early childhood education website:

NB! The Faculty of Behavioural Sciences offers a Master's Degree Programme in English:

For more information on Master's Programmes and applications, see How to Apply?