The academic mission of the teacher training schools is to organise the teaching practice included in the University’s teacher education in a teacher training school, to supervise this teaching practice and to develop it further. The teacher training schools draw up the school-specific teaching practice plans to meet the University’s degree requirements.
Both teacher training schools are education providers defined in the Basic Education Act and the General Upper Secondary Schools Act. The teacher training schools collaborate with other departments in the Faculty of Educational Sciences, other University of Helsinki units, and national and international education organisations in research, continuing education and instruction.
The Helsinki Normal Lyceum provides basic education for its pupils and general upper secondary education for its students.
The Viikki Teacher Training School of the University of Helsinki provides pre-primary education, basic education and supervised morning and afternoon activities for its pupils as defined in the Basic Education Act as well as general upper secondary education for its students.