Bridging Secondary Teacher Programme, 90 cr
Have you already completed a university programme in one or more subjects relevant to teaching and are you thinking of becoming a teacher? Then we can offer you our Bridging Secondary Teacher Programme (KPU).
After completing the programme, you could either teach subjects in secondary school or in year 7–9 of primary school. To teach at a secondary school level you are required to have at least 120 credits in one subject and to teach year 7–9 of primary school you need at least 90 credits in one subject. At the University of Gävle, you can apply to KPU if you have credits in one or more of the following subjects: Biology, English, Physics, Geography, History, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Religion, Swedish, Swedish as a second language, Technology.
If Natural Science is your only subject you need 120 credits, since this subject is only taught in secondary school and you are always required to have at least 120 credits in one subject to get a degree valid to teach at secondary school level. If Swedish is included in combination with another subject, you must always have 120 credits of Swedish to get a degree valid to teach at secondary school level.
This programme is also available as full time distance education. Distance education in this case means that you will have no more than six seminars on campus. The examination will take place on campus as well.
The demand for teachers varies depending on the region, city and subject. There is currently a large supply of history and social sciences teachers while the numbers are balanced or deficient with regard to other subjects. Over the next few years, a large number of teachers will retire. The market for qualified teachers is therefore considered to be in good shape.