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

There is an overwhelming demand at secondary and upper-secondary school level for qualified teachers within the subjects of technology, natural sciences and mathematics. With the help of the Bridging Teacher Education Programme, individuals with subject knowledge within these fields through previous education can be further trained to be teachers. The subject the student will be authorised to teach and on which level will depend on the individual's previous studies.   

Knowledge and understanding

For the degree in teacher training for secondary school years 7-9 the student must be able to do the following:

-demonstrate the subject knowledge required to practise his/her profession. This includes an overview of the main areas of the subject studies as well as in-depth knowledge within certain parts of this area and and insights into current work in research and development,

For the degree in teacher training for upper-secondary level the student must be able to do the following:

-demonstrate the subject knowledge required to practise his/her profession. This includes a wide knowledge of the main areas of the subject studies as well as essential in-depth knowledge within certain parts of this area and and deeper insight into current research and development work.

For the degree in teacher training the student must also:

-demonstrate knowledge of teaching and learning and subject-related teaching and learning including methodology required for teaching within the subject/ subjects related to the training and other activities therein as well as awareness of adult learning,

-demonstrate in-depth knowledge of scientific theory as well as qualitive  and quantative research methods whilst demonstrating knowledge of the relationship between scientific basis and tried and tested experince and the significance of this relationship for the profession,

-demonstrate knowledge about child and adolescent development , learning needs and abilities required for the activities that the programme is intended for,

- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of social relationships, conflict management and leadership

- demonstrate knowledge of the school system's organization, relevant policy documents , curriculum theory and different pedagogical and teaching/learning perspectives, demonstrate knowledge of the school system's history, and

- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of assessment and grading/marking.

Skills and abilities

To obtain the degree of teacher training for secondary schools the student must:

-demonstrate in-depth ability to create conditions for all pupils to learn and develop

-demonstrate in-depth ability to critically and independently utilise, sytematise and reflect upon his/her own experience and that of others as well as relevant research results in order to contibute to the development of the profession and knowledge development within the subjects, subject areas and subject-related teaching and learning,

- demonstrate the ability to take advantage of pupils' knowledge and experiences to stimulate every individual's learning and development,

- demonstrate the ability to apply teaching and learning as well as subject-related teaching and learning including methodology required for the subject or subjects for which the education is intended  and for the other activities the programme is intended for,

-demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, evaluate and further develop teaching and other pedagogical activities both independently and in collaboration with others with the aim of stimulating the learning and development of each pupil in the best possible way,

- demonstrate the ability to identify and in collaboration with others, manage special education needs

-demonstrate the ability to observe, document and analyse pupils' learning and development in relation to the aims of the activity and to inform and cooperate with pupils and their parents or guardians,

-demonstrate the ability to communicate and firmly establish the ethics and values of the school, including human rights and and basic democratic values,

-demonstrate the ability to prevent and counteract discrimination and other ill-treatment of pupils,

-demonstrate the ability to observe, communicate and firmly establish a perspective of equality and equal opportunity in the pedagogical activities,

-demonstrate communicative ability in listeninng, speaking and writing in support of the pedagogical activities,

-demonstrate the ability to both safely and critically utilize digital tools within pedagogical activities and take into consideration the  significance of the role played by different media and digital environments in these activities, and

-demonstrate the ability in the pedagogical activities to develop skills which are valuable for the profession.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

To obtain the degree of teacher training the student must

-demonstrate self-awareness and the ability to empathise

-demonstrate the ability to assume a professional attitude towards pupils and their parents or guardians.

-demonstrate the ability to form assesments in the pedagogical work based on relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects with particular consideration to human rights, particularly the rights of children according to the Conventionon the Rights of the Child, sustainable development, and

-demonstrate the ability to identifiy his/her need for further knowledge and to develop his/her expertise within teaching methods