The programme is a prerequisite for permanent employment as teacher of natural science and/or nature use in primary, secondary and upper secondary schools.The programme gives teacher qualification for primary, secondary and upper secondary schools. In addition, it gives competence in lecturing and liaison in private and public enterprises.Admission requirements
Internationalisation, studies abroad and exhange agreements
PPU is a type of teacher education offered in the Norwegian education system. The programme is offered only for Norwegian-speaking students. IMT is member of the European organisation for pedagogical training in natural science ENTER, with a secretariat in France (Centre d\'Expérimentation Pédagogique, Florac).A whole semester abroad is not feasible during a one-year programme, but shorter stays abroad are possible (up to four weeks teaching praxis).
A candidate who has completed the education is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes, defined in competence, knowledge and skills: Competence - Can create good relationships to colleagues and pupils. - Is capable of using development strategies. - Can consciously develop reading, writing and learning strategies for themselves and for others. Knowledge: - Can make a critical evaluation of the role of the school in society and of the worth of one\'s own teaching. - Can manage questions concerning confidentiality, validity, critical distance and relevance to the subject matter. - Knows the distinctive character of the subject matter and can place their own subject in relation to societal situations. - Can give the pupils the ability to challenge, act and learn throughout their whole lives. Skills: - Can arrange learning processes in the subject matter which motivate and enable pupils with varying prerequisites for learning to contribute to sustainable development. - Can lead learning processes in compound and complex problem areas where ethical, social and political questions are included. - Can develop cooperation, interdisciplinary endeavors and have the ability to handle conflicts among pupils. - Can make use of development strategies in order to contribute to alteration and development of the school as an organization.
The programme is organised as a combination of teaching in meetings, individual study (mid-semester work) and supervised placements. The meetings are built around integrating the courses scientific didactics in natural science, professional didactics in natural science and pedagogy. Supervised placements span over 12 weeks. See the Framework and the Scientific plan for PPU for more information.