Secondary Education: Bridging Programme after third-cycle qualification
Study grantStudents who have not turned 56 at the start of the programme are entitled to a taxable study grant of SEK 25,000 per month for full-time studies only, and subject to renewed application after 6 months if the student has performed successfully. See link in right-hand margin.
Students study at a high pace, completing 90 credits in 12 months, including studying in the summer. This 90-credit bridging programme comprises core education studies in areas of central and general teaching competences, including subject-specific teaching methodology and practical placement. The programme is offered as distance education with mandatory on campus meetings and is based on students previous university studies. Students need access to an internet-connected computer for individual and group studies.
ExaminationExamination formats vary and may involve oral and written assignments, seminars and take-home exams.
Professional ContactTheoretical studies alternate with practical placement, a total of 20 weeks, under supervision. Karlstad University has a placement agreement with around fifty municipalities in mid- and south Sweden. All students can request a placement municipality (distance students also in a non-agreement municipality) for their last placement period. All requests will be considered but are not always possible to grant, depending on available teacher educators in municipalities, which means that students might have to commute or move during placement. See link in right-hand margin.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Education as System and Idea (Obligatory)||15|
|The Learning Pupil (Obligatory)||15|
|Practical Placement (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Leading Learing - KPF (Obligatory)||10.5|
|Practical placement II - Bridging Programme after third-cycle qualification (Obligatory)||15|
|Assessment in practice and theory - Bridging Programme after third-cycle qualification (Obligatory)||4.5|
|Subject-specific education (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Research-Based School Development - Bridging Programme after third-cycle qualification (Obligatory)||7.5|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.