PPU4613 - Teacher Education: Practical Teacher Training 3


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 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. It makes up 35 of the total 100 days of practical teacher training of the whole degree. The field of practical training is considered an important arena for learning and it emphasizes connections between theory and experience. All practice training is compulsary. If a student teacher gets ill or is absent due to unforeseen reasons, both the school and NTNU must immediately be informed about this. 

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 3, the student will teach his or her two subjects and - through cooperation and guidance from a mentor - get an impression of a teacher's day at work. The focus will be on mastery in the classroom, understanding the teacher's roles, and reflection of the student's own development during the practical teacher training. The described learning outcomes are the same for all students, but the emphasis will vary according to the context of the practical training. Practical teacher training 3 presupposes and requires approved earlier practical teacher training-courses.

Learning outcome

The student

  • is able to observe, analyse, and reflect on a variety of prerequisites for student learning
  • is able to, with guidance, evaluate and reflect on student learning
  • is able to practice effective classroom leadership
  • has knowledge about cooperation between the school and the home as a basis for a pupil's academic and social development
  • is able to cooperate with others in planning and implementing lectures
  • is able to use the curricula, textbooks, digital utilities, and equipment available to plan and implement the teaching
  • is able to, with guidance, plan and implement varied and differentiated teaching methods in an inclusive learning community
  • is able to critically evaluate his or her own practice, as well as other students' practice, with references to theory and research
  • is able to further develop his or her own professional practice

Learning methods and activities

Practice Teaching Training 3 consists of an integrated teaching practice that will be completed individually or in pairs. During the course the student will conduct 20 hours of lecturing in each of their two subjects. To achieve the aim of the course, students must interact between their practical experiences and theoretical perspectives, and must reflect on both.

In addition to practical training carried out in lower- and upper secondary schools, the course also contains a campus-related perspective on practicum, where the learning activities will contribute to students' overall understanding. In this part of the course, the relation between school and campus will be in focus. Learning methods and activities in the course as a whole consist of cross-curricular theme days, plenary lectures and practicum-related teaching.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory participation in teaching periods at Campus
  • Practice profile
  • The schools cultural context
  • Counselling meeting

Further on evaluation

The final assessment in the course presupposes a submitted and approved practice profile and approved reports. The final assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of the teaching practice related to the curricula goals, wherein which corresponding reports and practice visits are included. If the practice teaching is not approved, the student will be able to undergo one additional practice teaching session. During a new practice teaching session the student may be asked to engage in new obligatory activities.

For more information about the final assessment, please contact the course coordinator.

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: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 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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