PPU4612 - Teacher Education: Practical Teacher Training 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical training
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical training 100/100

Course content

The course is part of the professional education courses in the 5-year-integrated master study programmes for teacher education and is one of four practical teacher training courses within the programme.

The practical teacher training consists of 30 hours in a classroom, 4 hours of SIL training, and 240 minutes of guidance. The field of practical training is considered an important arena for learning and it emphasizes connections between theory and experience.

All practical training is supervised and mentored and takes place in authentic professional classroom contexts. As part of their practical training within the study programme, student teachers will carry out their teaching practicum both in lower and upper secondary school, for grades 8-10 and grades 11-13, respectively.  Student teachers with an academic background from common core subjects will will do their teaching practicum in both vocational and general secondary school programmes.

During Practical teacher training 2, students will observe and cooperate with teachers in an ordinary classroom context, as well as participate in the school's various activities and meeting arenas, where planning and teaching are two central tasks. Emphasis will be placed on the school as an institution and the teacher's different roles within it. The practical training within this course is organized as two consecutive weeks, where the students shadow one teacher in all their tasks and activities.

The students will shadow one mentor teacher for 30 classroom hours, and both observe and have roles as an assistant teacher during this time. As an assistant teacher, the student teacher will teach together with their mentor teacher, but it is the mentor teacher who has the main responsibility for both the planning and the teaching. The student teacher will, as far as possible, participate in pre- and post-teaching activities, including planning and evaluation of the teaching, staff meetings and other tasks and activities which make up an ordinary working day for a teacher in secondary school. The student teacher will, additionally, carry out 6 h of micro teaching, where they will plan and teach a lesson sequence, under supervision of their mentor teacher in school. 

To ensure continuity and coherence, it is important that the training is done as two consecutive weeks. Students who are unable to participate in one or several days of the ordinary practice weeks must submit a postponement form beforehand. If a student teacher gets ill or is absent due to unforeseen reasons, both the school and NTNU must immediately be informed about this.

The described learning outcomes are the same for all students, but the emphasis of the various descriptors will vary according to the context of the practical training. The descriptions of the learning outcomes require and build upon a previously approved practical teacher training course.

Learning outcome


The student teacher

  • has knowledge about the teacher's tasks, both inside and outside of the classroom
  • is familiar with planning, teaching and evaluating a teaching sequence
  • is familiar with the school as an organization as well as with different internal and external actors
  • has insight into the use of the course curricula and syllabi
  • is familiar with the cultural and social diversity in school
  • has insight in various ways of differentiating the teaching


The student teacher is able to participate in the planning and execution of the teaching.

General competence

The student teacher is able to interact professionally in their meetings with students and teachers.

Learning methods and activities

Practical Teaching Training 2 consists of shadowing a teacher, as well as an observation practice that is carried out in groups. To achieve the aim of the course, students must interact between their practical experiences and theoretical perspectives, and reflect on both.

Compulsory assignments

  • 30 hours with shadowing and teacher assistance practice, including 6 h micro teaching
  • Participation in sessions related to SIL training ("Skolens indre liv")
  • Meetings with mentor teacher

Further on evaluation

The final assessment in the course requires a submitted and approved practice card. If the practice teaching is not approved, the student is admitted one more attempt. During a new practice teaching attempt, the student may be asked to engage in new obligatory activities.

Required previous knowledge

All previous exams according to the study plan must be passed. Required prerequisite knowledge must be fulfilled in order to start the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
  • Practical teacher training
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Practical training

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Practical training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Practical training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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