Master’s Degree Programme in Teacher Education


This programme is targeted at teachers interested in further developing and deepening their professional competencies and contributing to building better educational opportunities. It utilises in-depth expertise gained in Finland, a country with one of the world’s leading education systems.

The programme provides the insight and competencies to implement the best elements of the Finnish school system in various contexts. Students acquire an extensive understanding of relations between learning, tools, teaching and the curriculum to build effective learning environments and quality work in schools.

Furthermore, the programme offers a firm research-based perspective and competencies to develop individual as well as collegial expertise in the school community. Students strengthen their capability to work in multicultural contexts, to participate in educational discussions and decision-making and make well-grounded ethical choices.

Educators have pedagogical influence, and they play an important role in society. Graduates of this programme are able to practise as expert teachers, mentors or organisers of learning who have the abilities to develop innovative educational practices and curricula. They are also qualified to continue their studies at the doctoral level.

Further Information


For more information, please see the Admissions website.

Study planning and guidance

Curriculum 2017-2018
Teaching schedule 2017-2018


Research in the Faculty of Education


Mr Eero Ropo
33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 50 567 9838
(head of the programme)

Ms Mira Pihlström
Coordinator of International Education
33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 50 318 6692
(admissions, general administration)

Ms Kirsi-Marja Varjokorpi
Coordinator of International Education and Training
33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 50 524 2544
(curriculum, teaching schedules)

Teaching staff in 2017-2018

Katja Keisala, University Instructor
Päivi Kupila, University Lecturer
Juliene Madureira Ferreira, Postdoctoral Researcher
Eero Pantzar, Docent
Helena Rajakaltio, University Lecturer
Hilkka Roisko
Eero Ropo, Professor
Annalisa Sannino, Professor
Hanna-Maija Sinkkonen, University Lecturer