Profile of the University College of Teacher Education - Carinthia

The University College of Teacher Education-Carinthia offers scientifically founded, career relevant educational opportunities for people in pedagogical careers fields, especially teachers. It stands for continuing professionalization in the areas of education and continuing education, consistently taking into account gender mainstreaming.

The University College of Teacher Education-Carinthia conducts research and research-led teaching, whose research mandate is aimed at all areas of the organization. Research is conducted in project teams in cooperation with foreign and domestic educational institutes, in particular universities. Students are included in the research process.

The University College of Teacher Education offers target group oriented advising for people and organizations in the educational field with an emphasis on (subject oriented) school and lesson development, coaching for leaders, and supervision.

As a University College of Teacher Education in the Alps-Adriatic region we are committed to intercultural education with an international aspiration. This is made clear by the Institute for Multilingualism and Intercultural Education (Mehrsprachigkeit und inter-kultureller Bildung). Intercultural pedagogy in the fields of language didactics/multilingualism, global learning, migration, and global citizenship is a central focus of our education and research. The multilingualism and mobility of our students, teachers, and administrative personnel, which are expressed in diverse educational cooperations, are a natural part of our work.

In view of the historical and cultural situation of Carinthia, the Slovenian language has great importance in research, as well as in the education and continuing education of teachers for minority school systems. The same applies to the continuing education of all educators.

Didactics for primary educations have a high priority in research and development as well as in the field of pre-primary education in synergy with the AECC’s mathematics and German programs at the Alps-Adriatic University of Klagenfurt.