Welcome to Teacher Education at Södertörn University – an education that reflects the present day and prepares you for the future!
The various Teacher Education programmes lead to work in preschools, primary and secondary schools or extended school centres. You can become a qualified primary or secondary school teacher.
Our teacher education is located in the internationally mobile urban area and cooperates with neighbouring municipalities. An intercultural profile and the encouragement of liberal education characterise our degree programmes. Teachers from the entire university participate in Teacher Education, contributing to a high level of specialised knowledge in an assembly of university researchers and doctoral students in educational science.
About the subject
Our degree programmes
Our degree programmes lead to work in preschools, primary and secondary schools, upper-secondary schools or extended schools. Your own writing and speaking has an important place in your education, so the development of speaking and writing is covered on several courses. The shortest degree programme covers 6 semesters and the longest takes 11 semesters. All of our programmes include theoretical courses, placements and degree projects.
Meet our specialists on the theoretical courses
Specialists at the university teach on the theoretical courses, giving you the best possible circumstances for the development of new knowledge, skills and approaches. The seminar is one of our most important teaching forms in developing your own thinking and communication skills; it is a teacher-led discussion forum at which you can air different themes on each course.
Placements are located in municipalities around Stockholm and in a couple of neighbouring municipalities. You will have several placements during your education. Your first placement will be during the first semester, and will coincide with you receiving a personal supervisor at the preschool, school or after-school club. You will also have a mentor at the university to provide support during your studies. Your mentor will meet you and your supervisor to support you in your development to a professional teacher.
Two unique profiles
Two unique profiles influence our degree programmes:
Read more about the profiles in the menu to the right.
Your interests influence your degree essay
Your placement is the basis of your degree essay, in which you examine issues that are relevant to your future career. Your degree essay, or essays, is based on your educational interests and may deal with topics such as grading, mathematical difficulties or language learning.
Degrees from primary school teachers to secondary school teachers
Södertörn University offers teaching degrees from primary to secondary levels, in accordance with the National Agency for Education guidelines which apply from July 2011. The university also awards degrees according to the previous System of Qualifications for students that were accepted into our degree programmes prior to the reform.
Research and third-cycle education in Educational Science is conducted in close collaboration with Teacher Education. Teacher Education is an academic, professional education that is a good foundation for a successful career, but which also provides an excellent basis for those who wish to advance their studies in in Educational Research towards completing a PhD.