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Ordinance on supplementary teacher education

Department/Agency: Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden Issued 26 May 2011 The translation is not an official translation.

Subject matter and scope

Section 1

This ordinance contains provisions on first and second-cycle higher education programmes. These programmes are intended to supplement previously acquired subject knowledge in teaching subjects other than vocational subjects so that students can be awarded the Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education/Upper Secondary Education (ämneslärarexamen) as laid down in Annex 2 to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100). These programmes are referred to as Supplementary Teacher Education.

The aim of the programme

Section 2

The programme shall comprise core education subjects and a placement in a relevant subject and position. The core educational subjects shall include subject-based teaching and learning studies.

Applicable provisions

Section 3

The Higher Education Act (1992:1434) lays down the fundamental regulations about higher education. The Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) shall apply to these programmes unless otherwise stipulated in this ordinance.

The use of the term higher education institution in this ordinance also refers to universities.

Specific entry requirements

Section 4

The specific entry requirements for these programmes laid down in Sections 5–7 of this ordinance are to apply instead of the stipulations on specific entry requirements in Sections 8–11 and Section 25 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100).

The provisions on exemption from one or more of the entry requirements laid down in Section 3 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance also apply to the entry requirements pursuant to this ordinance.

Section 5

Those who have subject knowledge corresponding to studies for at least 90 higher education credits in a teaching subject in grades 7–9 in the compulsory school system have the specific entry requirements for admission to supplementary teacher education leading to the award of the Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education, i.e. with a specialisation in teaching in grades 7-9 of the compulsory school system.

The higher education institution may itself determine which teaching subject the requirement in the first paragraph above comprises.

Section 6

Those who have subject knowledge corresponding to studies for at least 120 higher education credits in a teaching subject in the upper-secondary school have the specific entry requirements for admission to supplementary teacher education leading to the award of the Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education, i.e. with a specialisation in teaching in the upper-secondary school.

The higher education institution may itself determine which teaching subject the requirement in the first paragraph above comprises. This subject may not, however, be a vocational subject.

Section 7

A person who by virtue of education in Sweden or abroad, practical experience or some other circumstance has the potential to benefit from the programme also meets the specific entry requirements laid down in Sections 5 or 6 above.

Selection

Section 8

During selection the merits of the applicants and their potential to benefit from the programme shall be taken into account. The higher education institution may issue regulations on which selection criteria are to apply instead of those laid down in the second and third paragraphs of Section 12, Sections 13–19, 23, 26 and 27 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100).

Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education/Upper Secondary Education

Section 9

The requirements laid down in Sections 10–14 below apply to the award of a Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education/Upper Secondary Education on completion of supplementary teacher education.

A Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education/Upper Secondary Education as laid down in the first paragraph above is not subject to the second paragraph of Section 5 of Chapter 6 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) or Annex 4 of the ordinance.

Section 10

A Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Secondary Education, i.e. with a specialisation in teaching in grades 7-9 of the compulsory school system, which includes subject studies in one teaching subject pursuant to Section 9 is a first-cycle qualification and is awarded after the student has completed courses for 180 higher education credits. The requirements for the award of this qualification are

1. that the student has completed supplementary teacher education,

2. completion of courses that comprise 90 higher education credits in a teaching subject, and

3. that within the framework of these course requirements the student has completed an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 higher education credits.

The stipulation in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) that specialisations are offered in a limited number of subject combinations does not apply to a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Secondary Education as laid down in the first paragraph above.

In addition to the stipulations in the first paragraph above and provided that nothing else proceeds from the second paragraph, the requirements laid down for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance and which have no counterpart in the requirements stipulated in the first paragraph above apply.

Section 11

A Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Secondary Education, i.e. with a specialisation in teaching in grades 7-9 of the compulsory school system, which includes subject studies in two teaching subjects pursuant to Section 9 is a first-cycle qualification and is awarded after the student has completed courses for 225 higher education credits. The requirements for the award of this qualification are

1. that the student has completed supplementary teacher education,

2. completion of courses that comprise 135 higher education credits in two teaching subjects, and

3. that within the framework of these course requirements the student has completed an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 higher education credits.

The stipulation in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) that specialisations are offered in a limited number of subject combinations does not apply to a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Secondary Education as laid down in the first paragraph above.

In addition to the stipulations in the first paragraph above and provided that nothing else proceeds from the second paragraph, the requirements laid down for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance and which have no counterpart in the requirements stipulated in the first paragraph above apply.

The first – third paragraphs do not apply when the qualification includes subject studies in two of the subjects Swedish, Social Science or Music.

Section 12

A Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education, i.e. with a specialisation in teaching in grades 7-9 of the compulsory school system, which includes subject studies in three teaching subjects or two of the teaching subjects Swedish, Social Science or Music pursuant to Section 9 is a second-cycle qualification. The requirement for the award of this qualification is that the student has completed supplementary teacher education.

The stipulation in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) that specialisations are offered in a limited number of subject combinations does not apply to a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education as laid down in the first paragraph above.

In addition to the stipulations in the first paragraph above and provided that nothing else proceeds from the second paragraph, the requirements laid down for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance apply.

Section 13

A Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education, i.e. with a specialisation in teaching in the upper-secondary school, which includes subject studies in one teaching subject pursuant to Section 9 is a first-cycle qualification and is awarded after the student has completed courses for 210 higher education credits. The requirements for the award of this qualification are

1. that the student has completed supplementary teacher education,

2. completion of courses that comprise 120 higher education credits in a teaching subject, and

3. that within the framework of these course requirements the student has completed an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 higher education credits.

The stipulation in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) that specialisations are offered in a limited number of subject combinations does not apply to a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education as laid down in the first paragraph above.

In addition to the stipulations in the first paragraph above and provided that nothing else proceeds from the second paragraph, the requirements laid down for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance and which have no counterpart in the requirements stipulated in the first paragraph above apply.

Section 14

A Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education, i.e. with a specialisation in teaching in the upper-secondary school, which includes subject studies in two teaching subjects pursuant to Section 9 is a second-cycle qualification. The requirement for the award of this qualification is that the student has completed supplementary teacher education.

The stipulation in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) that specialisations are offered in a limited number of subject combinations does not apply to a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education as laid down in the first paragraph above.

In addition to the stipulations in the first paragraph above and provided that nothing else proceeds from the second paragraph, the requirements laid down for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance apply. 

 

 

Last updated: 23 November 2015