HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki (FI)

Haaga Helia

HAAGA-HELIA in a nutshell

Through education, research and development, HAAGA-HELIA prepares professionals for business and services. We offer our students a versatile choice of studies, great opportunities for specialisation, high-quality education in Finnish, Swedish and English, and wide business networks even during the studies. Our approximately 10 600 students and 700 employees at HAAGA-HELIA base their activities on highly advanced national and international expertise. HAAGA-HELIA is part of the Finnish public educational system. It is privately run but supervised and co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Our fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education.

The vocational teacher education programme is meant for teachers (and teacher applicants) who plan to work at universities of applied sciences or at vocational institutions/colleges. The HAAGA-HELIA vocational teacher education programme in English is recommended for students who are not proficient in Finnish.

The programme comprises 60 credit points (former 35 credit units). It includes 25 credit points of basic studies in pedagogy which can be replaced by previous academic studies on education. The programme can be completed flexibly through our regular programme in one and a half years.

The teacher education programme combines a strong theoretical foundation with an investigative and developmental approach to teaching and the student-teacher experience. It has a special emphasis on the integration of theory and practice, as well as on encouraging students to participate developmental efforts in their own institutions. It fosters an investigative and development oriented approach to teaching.

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