It is possible to become a qualified history teacher by completing a master's degree, teachers' pedagogical studies and our studies in History as Second Teaching Subject (60 cr. + 10 cr. bridging studies). According to Finnish education system and legislation, completing the module enables students to work as history teachers in basic education (primary school). If you wish to teach history in general upper secondary education, you are also required to have completed specialized studies in one of the subjects that are being taught in schools. You can, for example, study specialized studies (60 cr.) in cultural history.
At our university students take cultural history studies, which are equivalent to history teacher studies as per the decision on equivalence issued by the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Turku. Students are also required to complete bridging studies in general history, which can be taken at our Faculty of Education, for example.
It is possible to take 25 credits of History as a Second Teaching Subject
studies at the Faculty of Education (basic studies in general history)
and/or 25 + 35 + 60 credits at the Faculty of Social Sciences (basic, subject and advanced studies in cultural history). This minor subject is designed for
those students who aim to become teachers or simply wish to expand
their knowledge of history.
Note! The module is taught in Finnish.
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