Executive Committee for Teacher Education

Mandate for the Executive Committee for Teacher Education (FUL). 

På norsk: Forvaltningsutvalget for de 5-årige lektorutdanningene


The Executive Committee for Teacher Education (FUL) is organized under Rector. The Committee is to ensure that there is inter-faculty coordination of teacher education and to develop common quality requirements for the programmes. The Committee is to identify strategic challenges and advise Rector on strategic issues.  

Delegated authority

Approve curricula (including establishment/closure of courses, programme options and main profiles) as well as the learning outcomes for the five-year teacher education programmes based on proposals from the faculties with responsibility for the academic content of the courses.

Advisory function concerning the faculties

In cooperation with the faculties, the Committee is to prepare recommended courses of study and combinations focused on the teaching profession in upper secondary education.

Tasks concerning Rector

  • Take the initiative in matters related to the teacher education programmes
  • Advise on institutional cooperation and alliance building  
  • Provide recommendations on the structure of the education  
  • Advise on the establishment and closure of programmesIn cooperation with the faculties, propose the size and admission framework for each programme of study  
  • Propose statements on behalf of NTNU in response to hearings related to the teacher education programmes
  • Prepare matters that are to be decided by Rector 
  • Report decisions to Rector that have been made in accordance with the Committee’s delegated authority

Matters concerning the teacher education programmes that are relevant for other programmes of study and are important for the development of NTNU's strategy and education policy are to be submitted to the University Education Committee. 


  • In cooperation with the faculties and the local programme councils, ensure that NTNU's quality initiatives are followed up in the programmes of study 
  • Monitor achievement of learning outcomes
  • Prepare an annual report on the programmes of study at NTNU with emphasis on quality improvement measures
  • Actively promote equal opportunities in the programmes of study 
  • Ensure that NTNU is represented in relevant national and international forums


FUL is headed by a committee chair who is appointed by Rector for four years. Faculties that offer teacher education programmes are to have one member each. That member is to be from the faculty management. Students are to have two representatives. The committee is to have two external members.

Rector appoints the members of the Committee. The Head of the Student and Academic Division has secretarial responsibility for FUL.

Approved by Rector on 20 January 2012, with reference to the decision of the Board of NTNU on12 October 2011 (S-sak 51/11)