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Ordinance on supplementary teacher education that leads to a Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary/Upper Secondary Education for people with a third-cycle qualification (2016:705)

This version contains amendments up to and including the Act on Amendment of the Ordinance on supplementary teacher education that leads to a Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary/Upper Secondary Education for people with a third-cycle qualification SFS 2017:896.

Department/Agency: Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden
Issued 9 June 2016 

The translation is not an official translation.

 

Area of application

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).  At least one of the teaching subjects included in the degree must be a subject in which there is a lack of applicants for programmes leading to a Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education/Upper Secondary Education.

The programme is intended for people who have a third-cycle qualification.

Where the programme is offered

Section 2  

The programme shall be offered by public sector higher education institutions that are covered by the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) and as the government decides.

Higher education institutions include both universities and university colleges.

What the programme includes

Section 3  

The programme must include core education subjects and a placement in a relevant workplace and subject.

Education in core education subjects must be equivalent to 60 credits and the placement must be equivalent to 30 credits.

Applicable provisions

Section 4  

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

Specific entry requirements

Section 5  

For specific entry requirements for the programme, Sections 6-9 apply instead of the provisions on specific entry requirements in Sections 8-11 and 25 in Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100).

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

Section 6  

Specific entry requirements for this programme are fulfilled by someone who has

   1. a third-cycle qualification or the equivalent foreign qualification, and

   2. the subject knowledge required pursuant to Section 7 or 8.

Section 7  

If the programme leads to a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education, knowledge of a teaching subject in secondary education equivalent to subject studies of at least 90 credits is necessary.

As part of the university’s assignment to offer the programme, it may decide which teaching subject pursuant to the first paragraph shall apply.

Section 8  

If the programme leads to a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education, knowledge of a teaching subject in secondary education equivalent to subject studies of at least 120 credits is necessary.

As part of the university’s assignment to offer the programme, it may decide which teaching subject pursuant to the first paragraph shall apply. However, the subject may not be a vocational subject.

Section 9   

A person who by virtue of education in Sweden or abroad, practical experience or some other circumstance has the potential to benefit from the course or study programme also meets the specific entry requirements.

Selection

Section 10  

During selection for the programme, Section 11 applies instead of the provisions on selection in Sections 12-19, 23, 26 and 27 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100).

Section 11  

During selection the merits of the applicants and their potential to benefit from the programme must be taken into account.

If the applicant’s third-cycle qualification or equivalent foreign qualification is in subject didactics or a subject that entirely or primarily relates to the teaching subject that the applicant’s subject knowledge must include to fulfil the specific entry requirements pursuant to Section 7 or 8, they must be given priority in admission to the programme.

The higher education institution may issue regulations on which selection criteria are to apply.

Admissions

Section 12  

A person who wishes to be admitted to a programme pursuant to this ordinance must apply at the time and in the manner decided by the higher education institution.

Programme format

Section 13  

Each programme must be offered as full-time study for twelve consecutive months.

Section 14  

The programme syllabus must, in addition to that stated in the Higher Education Act (1993:100), state how much of the programme the student must have completed after six months of study.

Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary/Upper Secondary Education [Ämneslärarexamen]

Section 15  

The requirements stated in Sections 16-20 apply to the award of a Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary/Upper Secondary Education after a student has completed the programme.

For the Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary/Upper Secondary Education referred to in the first paragraph, the second paragraph of Section 5 of Chapter 6 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100) and Annex 4 of that ordinance do not apply.

Section 16  

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Secondary Education referred to in Section 15 and which includes subject studies in one teaching subject is a first-cycle qualification. It is awarded after the student has completed courses worth 180 credits. To be awarded a degree, the student must

  1. have completed a programme referred to in Section 3 which, pursuant to the second paragraph, must be considered equivalent to a total of 90 credits,
  2. have completed courses that comprise 90 credits in one teaching subject, prior to the programme, and
  3. within the framework of these course requirements, have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 15 credits.

Through completing a programme referred to in this ordinance, the student must be considered to have completed studies that include core educational sciences worth 60 credits and a placement worth 30 credits. The provision 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 provisions 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 Bachelor of Arts/Science in Secondary Education in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance and which have no counterpart in the requirements in the first paragraph above apply.

Section 17  

The Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education referred to in Section 15 and which includes subject studies in two teaching subjects is a second-cycle qualification. It is awarded after the student has completed courses worth 240 credits. To be awarded a degree, the student must

  1. have completed a programme referred to in Section 3 which, pursuant to the second paragraph, must be considered equivalent to a total of 90 credits,
  2. have completed courses that comprise 150 credits in two teaching subjects, prior to the programme, and
  3. within the framework of these course requirements, have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 15 credits.

Through completing a programme referred to in this ordinance, the student must be considered to have completed studies that include core educational sciences worth 60 credits and a placement worth 30 credits. The provision 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 provisions 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 in the first paragraph above apply.

The first to third paragraphs do not apply when the degree includes subject studies

  1. in two of the teaching subjects of Swedish, Social Science or Music, or
  2. worth a total of 180 credits in two teaching subjects and include the teaching subject of Art or Music.

Ordinance (2017:896). 

Section 18  

The Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education referred to in Section 15 and which includes subject studies in three teaching subjects or in two teaching subjects in the cases referred to in Section 17 is a second-cycle qualification.  To be awarded a degree, the student must have completed a programme as referred to in Section 3 and as stated in the second and third paragraphs.

Through completing the programme, the student must be considered to have completed studies that include core educational sciences worth 60 credits and a placement worth 30 credits. The provision 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 provisions 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.
Ordinance (2017:896).

Section 19  

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education referred to in Section 15 and which includes subject studies in one teaching subject is a first-cycle qualification. It is awarded after the student has completed courses worth 210 credits. To be awarded a degree, the student must

  1. have completed a programme referred to in Section 3 which, pursuant to the second paragraph, must be considered equivalent to a total of 90 credits,
  2. have completed courses that comprise 120 credits in one teaching subject, prior to the programme, and
  3. within the framework of these course requirements, have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 15 credits.

Through completing a programme referred to in this ordinance, the student must be considered to have completed studies that include core educational sciences worth 60 credits and a placement worth 30 credits. The provision 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 provisions 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 in the first paragraph above apply.

Section 20 

The Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Upper Secondary Education referred to in Section 15 and which includes subject studies in two teaching subjects is a second-cycle qualification. To be awarded a degree, the student must have completed a programme as referred to in Section 3 and as stated in the second and third paragraphs.

Through completing the programme, the student must be considered to have completed studies that include core educational sciences worth 60 credits and a placement worth 30 credits. The provision 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 provisions 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.

 

Transitional provisions

Ordinance 2016:705

  1. This ordinance comes into effect on 15 July 2016.
  2. This ordinance ceases to apply on 15 July 2021.
  3. A student who has completed a programme pursuant to the is ordinance and who fulfils the requirements for a Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education/Upper Secondary Education pursuant to Sections 15-20 is entitled to be awarded such a degree until 14 July 2024.

Ordinance 2017:896

  1. This ordinance comes into effect on 2 July 2018.
  2. Persons who started a Degree of Bachelor/Master of Arts/Science in Secondary/Upper Secondary Education before 2 July 2018 pursuant to the older provisions and persons who have previously been admitted to such a programme but have received a respite until a time after this for which to start the programme, are entitled to complete the programme to receive a qualification according to the older provisions, however this is only applicable until the end of December 2024. 

Last updated: 2 July 2019