Helsinki Normal Lyceum and Viikki Teacher Training School function as independent units of Helsinki University. At secondary level they comprise ca 1000 students,130 teachers and 340 student teachers. Viikki Teacher Training School also has elementary level with ca 400 pupils, 19 class teachers and 6-8 subject teachers, and 150 student teachers. Apart from providing primary and secondary education, Helsinki Normal Lyceum and Viikki Teacher Training School educate approximately 500 student teachers each year. Thus, all the teachers, employed by the university of Helsinki, work both as teachers for pupils and mentoring teachers for student teachers. Most of them also carry out research, participate in experimental teaching and curriculum development and/or write teaching materials. Research and experimental teaching are an essential part of the strategies of these schools. 


Visiting the teacher training schools

If you wish to visit the Helsinki Normal Lyceum, please contact Jaana Silvennoinen,, +358 50 448 2085.

If you wish to visit the Viikki Teacher Training School, please contact Erja Schunk,, +358 50 317 66 64.

The network of the Finnish teacher training schools