The new demand for licensed teachers means that a teacher degree is a prerequisite in order to gain employment as a teacher. At the University of Gävle, you can - as part of the new teacher training which was implemented autumn 2011 – train to become a special subjects teacher within compulsory school years 7–9 or within the upper secondary school.
There is a large proportion of teachers working without formal qualifications. During the next few years, a large number of teachers will retire. Therefore, the labour market for teachers with a Bachelor of Science in Education is deemed to be good.