Department of Mathematics

Want to become a mathematics teacher?

Schools need skilled mathematics teachers. Do you want to be one of them?

Which mathematics courses should I take if I want to become a teacher?

To become a mathematics teacher in lower or upper secondary school, you need at least 60 study points of relevant education in mathematics. The Department of Mathematics recommends the following courses for students that undertake their eduction at UiB:

Upper secondary school:

Lower secondary school:

You can take these courses either as part of a bachelor's degree, as part of UiB's integrated teacher programme, or as a supplement to previous education (e.g. general teacher education).

If you are a student in the bachelor's programme in mathematics, you will automatically have these recommendations. The same applies if you are in the integrated teacher programme and take one of the study directions that include mathematics.
Students of other bachelor programmes can contact the student counsellor of their program to get help to set up an education plan where the recommended mathematics courses are included.

If you are only interested in taking these courses as, for example, a supplement to another programme, it is possible to take them within one study year. Take contact with studieveileder@math.uib.no.

What else must I do to become a teacher? 

In addition to the required scientific background, you need a recognised practical-pedagogical education to become a teacher. In UiB's integrated teacher programme this is included as part of the studies. If you are not taking this programme (or do not have other teacher education from before), you can take the practical-pedagogical education as a one year course (PPU) here at UiB. Be aware that there is a Norwegian language requirement for admission to PPU.

You can find more information (in Norwegian) about the possibilities to become a teacher on this website.