About Minor Subject Studies for Students in Teacher Education The choice of minor subjects defines how students qualify as teachers. To obtain a post in basic education and general upper secondary education, the ability to teach a second subject if often required (for example mathematics), while in vocational education and adult education as well as in corporate training, a minor subject is considered as a means to complete and expand the teacher's knowledge of the major subject.
The first minor subject for all students in teacher education is pedagogical studies for teachers. It is recommended that the second minor subject in the OPE1 alternative is basic and subject studies (60 cr) in a subject generally taught at school, such as mathematics, physics or chemistry. This way, the students obtain the formal qualifications to teach the minor subject as well. The minor subject studies should be taken according to the requirements of the teacher education line of the subject in question.
In the OPE2 alternative the choice of the second minor subject is less limited. Suitable minor subjects are for example cognitive science, digital media, multimedia, communication, economics, entrepreneurship or leadership. In the OPE2 alternative only basic studies (25 cr) in the second minor subject are required.
Minor Subjects in Bachelor Studies
The Bachelor studies in teacher education should contain either
basic studies in two subjects (50 cr), of which one should be basic studies in Pedagogical studies for teachers (or other corresponding studies, 25 cr), or subject studies in one subject (60 cr).
Minor Subjects in Master Studies
During Master studies, minor subject studies are continued so that for students in the OPE1 alternative subject studies in at least two subjects are included
pedagogical studies for teachers (60 cr)
subject studies in another subject (60 cr)
In the OPE2 alternative the following minor subjects are required
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