Last edit: 13/09/2019
Approved: 13/09/2019

Structure of the education

Students on the Bridging Teacher Education Programme begin their studies in June with a summer semester. This is then followed by an autumn, spring and an additional summer semester. If the programme is started in June of one year the student will become a qualified teacher in August the following year, if the programme plan is followed. A research project of 15 credits concludes the programme.

Courses are studied in part at home. Students come to Stockholm to attend seminars and similar activities a few days per month and study at their home - independently and via a web platform during other times. As far as possible  internships should be placed within the student's home area.

Some of the programme courses are arranged in collaboration with Stockholm University.

Courses

The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list

Grading system

Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.

For courses within the programme a seven-tier goal-related grading scale is used for final grades for courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A-E are pass grades where A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for independent research projects and courses where specific reasons exist. Courses with placement can have a three-tier scale Fail (U), Pass (G) Pass with merit (VG).

Grading scale is found in the course syllabus.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration.

For further studies, special eligibility for the course is required. Requirements for special eligibility are specified in the respective course syllabus.

The student is responsible for course registration at the beginning of each term, including the first term. This can be done during a limited period. Registration means that the student is active and this in turn is a prerequisite for exam registration, reporting results and for the granting of any possible student aid payments. Please note that failure to register for a course which includes internship placement may result in the loss of such placement. This in turn would lead to the loss of the possibility to be examined in courses that include internship placement. 

Degree project

The final degree project which comprises 15 credits is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

For a degree at advanced level a project at advanced level is requried. The work is about a scientific study that relates to schools and/or the teacher role. Normally it is implemented within  subject teaching/learning area of the student's future teaching subjects. The supervisor is appointed by KTH. The theme and direction for the project are determined by the student, supervisor and examiner in joint consultation. The work is presented through an essay which is presented publicly with opposition. In order to pass the final degree project, an approved essay with final presentation, approved opposition of another student's work and approved participation in seminars and tutorials are all necessary.

Degree

This programme leads to a teaching degree from the following selection of subjects; mathematics, physics, chemistry and technology. Which subjects and at what level within the education system the student becomes authorised to teach in is determined by the total ECTS credits in the teaching subjects. Normally, the equivalent of 120 ECTS credits in one subject and 90 ECTS credits for others at upper-secondary level and 90 ECTS credits in one subject and 60 ECTS credits for others for the senior years of secondary school are required. For the degree in teaching for the senoir years in secondary school, one of the subjects has to be technology. 

Subject studies must have sufficient scope; they must cover a significant part of the core content of each teaching subject. For the advanced degree for upper-secondary school, students must have completed at least 90 credits at advanced level. For the advanced degree for secondary school there is a requirement for 45 credits at advanced level. For the degree at advenced level, the student must, in addition to their degree project from the Bridging Teacher Programme, have written an independent project of at least 15 credits, typically a thesis topic from previous studies.

The following degrees may be issued

- The degree for teacher training for employment in three subjects for the senior years of secondary school

-The degree for teacher training for employment in two subjects for the senior years of secondary school

-The degree for teacher training for employment in one subject for the senior years in secondary school

-The degree for teacher training for employment in two subjects for upper secondary school

-The degree for teacher traning for employment in one subject for upper secondary school