Cooperation with the University Colleges of Teacher Education in Vienna and Lower Austria

Unterzeichnung des Kooperationsvertrages

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On 14 June 2016, the rectors of the University of Vienna, the University Colleges of Teacher Education in Vienna and Lower Austria, the University College of Teacher Education of Christian Churches Vienna/Krems and the College for Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy signed a cooperation agreement and decided on the establishment of a joint teacher education programme. Since October 2016, students of the bachelor’s programme in teacher education have been able to take courses at all of the participating institutions. The basis is a degree programme developed and offered by all of the cooperation partners, which meets the subject-specific, subject didactic, educational and practical demands of the school of tomorrow.

Students of the joint degree programme acquire the necessary competences for teaching their chosen teaching subjects or the specialisation in inclusive education at academic secondary schools (AHS), new secondary schools (NMS), secondary technical and vocational schools and colleges (BMHS), pre-vocational schools and general schools for special needs education. Graduates of the degree programme are qualified to teach at all of these school types.
Furthermore, students of teacher education are able to take courses at all of the institutions in the North-East Schools’ Group as of autumn 2016. The teaching practice module, which takes place directly at schools, aims at establishing a connection to practice. Students analyse and reflect on these practical teaching experiences in accompanying courses.

The Quality Assurance Council has positively evaluated all teaching subjects offered as part of the joint teacher education programme. The cooperation partners are currently working on a joint master’s.

 

More information on the teacher education programme in the North-East Schools' Group

 Cooperation with the University Colleges of Teacher Education in Vienna and Lower Austria