Do you want to study in English to become a teacher in the vocational education sector? TAMK's School of Professional Teacher Education (TAOK) offers a programme that can be completed in 1-2 years of flexible, part-time study while working at the same time. TAOK also offers pedagogical extension studies in English.

Join a unique university community

Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University form a new kind of higher education community at the beginning of 2019. Join our community of 10 000 students at TAMK and 30 000 students at the University - and carve your own path to success!

The next application period for our Professional Teacher Education programmes is 8 - 29 January 2019.

What happens on 1 January 2019?

University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) will merge to form a new foundation-based university, Tampere University from 1 January 2019.

What makes this a completely unique hub of knowledge and community is the addition of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) through majority shareholding. This will bring together a total of about 40 000 students and staff to form a new community of higher education: Tampere Universities.

During the planning and preparation stages this process has been known as Tampere3.

Can I choose any courses at any time from Tampere University?
The course selection open for degree students in both TAMK and Tampere University will increase significantly. Also the teacher education students can tailor their studies with supplemental courses from Tampere University. However, the studies must be suitable for the curriculum of professional teacher education, and for your own study plan.


From which higher education institution will I graduate?
Students enrolled at TAMK will remain in their cohort and will graduate from Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Read more about the new community and the programmes in English offered by TAMK on the new website You can find our programmes in English also below on this page.

Programmes and courses in English

Programmes in Finnish

Professional Special Needs Teacher Education

Professional Special Needs Teacher Education

TAOK also provides a further education programme for vocational special needs teachers.

This programme is designed for teachers working as vocational special needs teachers or wishing to work in this field. The programme is 60 credits in scope, and confers the formal pedagogical qualification required of vocational special needs teachers in Finland.  The language of teaching and learning on this programme is Finnish.

Professional Guidance Counsellor Education

Professional Guidance Counsellor Education

The programme provides a qualification for guidance counselling, particularly in the vocational education sector.

This study programme (60 cr) is continuing education for teachers who are either currently working as or aspiring to work as guidance counsellors, particularly in the vocational education sector. The programme provides a qualification for guidance counselling in various sectors of education, depending on the participant's prior education.

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