One of teachers’ many important tasks is to stimulate and mould tomorrow’s everyday heroes and key figures. The University of Gothenburg has teacher education programmes leading to teaching certificates at all levels from pre-school to upper secondary and adult education. Students interested in working with special needs children can obtain a teaching certificate in special education. We also offer second- and third-cycle programmes for professionals who want to develop further.
The University of Gothenburg is one of Europe’s largest and most popular higher education institutions. It is home to world-class research, enabling students to continuously benefit from the very latest knowledge in their respective areas. One of many profile areas is knowledge formation and learning, where teacher education is an important part. The university offers the broadest range of teacher education in Sweden in terms of available programmes and subjects. The teacher training is carried out in many different parts of the university to ensure provision of specialised, cutting-edge knowledge to each individual student.
The Board of Teacher Education is in charge of the teacher education at the University of Gothenburg. We are continuously developing areas of particular importance to tomorrow’s teachers. These areas are information and communication technology, learning for sustainable development, aesthetic learning processes and internationalisation.
We have a regional development centre that cooperates with schools at all levels from pre-school to upper secondary and is in charge of various continuing professional development measures. There is also a graduate school specialising in educational science, the Centre for Educational Sciences and Teacher Research, enabling students to obtain doctoral and licentiate degrees.
The University of Gothenburg is an active international university engaged in collaborative projects and partnerships all over the world. Today the university has 900 exchange agreements and welcomes over 2,500 international students comprised of approximately 70 nationalities.
Internationalisation within the teacher education programmes is important in order to learn more about people’s circumstances in a globalised world. The teacher education at the University of Gothenburg has a long tradition of international cooperation. Some courses include field studies abroad to provide students with important comparative perspectives. Furthermore, our students have plenty of opportunities for exchange studies at one of our partner universities.
The University of Gothenburg is located in the heart of the city, surrounded by a vibrant downtown environment. The city is home to a large number of major events, including Göteborg International Film Festival and Göteborg Book Fair, as well as a wide range of concerts, museums, sports activities, cafés, bars and restaurants. It also offers countless opportunities to experience the beautiful outdoors. Take a tram to a nearby lake or beach. Or you can bring your books to a cosy café. Gothenburg is known for its relaxed and pleasant atmosphere – and we warmly welcome you here.
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