In Finland teachers are required a university degree, and teacher training schools are administratively part of the faculties of education.

The Teacher Training School of the University of Lapland is a primary school with grades 1-7.  There are approximately 430 pupils.

Apart from supervision of teacher trainees, the duties of the teacher training schools are:

  1. research

  2. teaching experiment

  3. in-service training

Teaching Practice

Autumn 2017

Advanced Practice 11.9.–13.10.
Orientation Practice 6.–24.11.

Spring 2018

Pedagogical Practice 15.1.–2.2.
Advanced Practice 12.2.–23.3.
Practice of Didactics 3.4.–30.4.

School year 2017-2018:
Autumn term: 9.8.-22.12.2017
Spring term: 8.1.-2.6.2018


Autumn break: 16.-22.10.2017
Winter holiday: 5.-11.3.2018

Contact info

The Teacher Training School of the University  of Lapland
Pohjolankatu 23
96100 Rovaniemi

Principal: Heikki Ervast
+35840484 4260

Vice principal: Jari Kuru
+35840567 5053

School secretary: Anneli Venäläinen
+ 35840525 2961