The University College of Teacher Education – Carinthia
With the foundation of the University College of Teacher Education – Carinthia in 2007, and the associated enhancement of teacher training for compulsory education into full-fledged bachelor and master studies, an important step towards the professionalization of the pedagogical professions was taken.
The merging of teacher education and continuing education of teachers and persons in pedagogical occupations under the roof of the University College secures a scientifically based continuum of professionalization for all educators.
The University College of Teacher Education – Carinthia joins together an orientation on professional experience with research and development at a high level. It is important to deepen practically relevant research through professional practice, or, in the case of primary education, to systematically hone these practices. Partner schools, which are incorporated into the college, are an important element of this. These model schools are not only places of learning for students, but also research facilities for the questions of the pedagogical profession and those of school development.
The University College of Teacher Education – Carinthia is an important educational institution and undertakes important national and international assignments (federal centre).
The University College of Teacher Education – Carinthia educates its teachers for the minority school system in Carinthia and emphasizes the fields of multilingualism and intercultural education.
We cooperate closely with the Alps-Adriatic University of Klagenfurt as well as numerous institutes of education in Austria and beyond.