Programme for Teacher Education


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Studies at Programme for Teacher Education


We also offer a variety of in-service training and continous professional development courses for teachers and mentoring of newly qualified teachers.

All our study programmes are taught in Norwegian. We educate teachers for Norwegian schools where Norwegian is the language of instruction. Therefore, we require that applicants are fluent in Norwegian. 


Initial teacher education

Initial teacher education includes the following study programmes:

The teacher education programmes qualify for teaching in grades 5-13 and 8-13 in Norwegian schools.


Master's degree programmes

The Master of School Management (page in Norwegian) is a continuing education programme for teachers and school leaders.

We also offer a Master's degree in educational studies with five different areas of specialisation: English and foreign language education, arts education, science education, social science education, and vocational education. This programme is suitable for candidates holding a teacher certificate in primary and lower secondary education.


PhD programme

The PhD programme research on professional work, with special orientation towards teacher education and school practice offers theoretical and methodological perspectives addressing issues like the teaching profession and teacher practice.

PLU also hosts the national research school for education, NAFOL. NAFOL's main objectives are to strengthen the research competence in Norwegian teacher education and to contribute to the development of teacher-educator identity in PhD students.


Mentoring of newly qualified teachers

We offer courses both for newly qulified teachers and new teacher mentors:

  • Induction programme for teachers in their first year as professionals
  • Professional development course for new teacher mentors


In-service educational training for university staff

All newly appointed staff at NTNU who do not have formal qualifications for teaching, are obliged to follow an in-service educational training course within a set period of time after being appointed. The training provides the newly appointed staff with basic competence for teaching at university.


In-service and continous professional development

Programme for Teacher Education offers a variety of in-service and continous professional development courses for teachers in the fields of general education, science education, mathematics education and school management.

  • KOMPiS (page in Norwegian) is a joint project involving PLU and four faculties at NTNU. KOMPiS offers tailored in-service and continous professional development courses. The courses are based on seminars and internet lessons.
  • Skolelaboratoriet (page in Norwegian) is NTNUs resource centre for education in mathematics, science and technology and serves a link between schools, the university and the industry. 
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