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University colleges of teacher education

Austria’s university colleges of teacher education provide scientifically-based vocational continuing education and training in all areas of teaching, specifically for teachers. There are 14 university colleges of teacher education in total at which it is currently possible to take teacher training courses (in German only), with the option to focus on and specialise in different areas.

University colleges of teacher education cooperate and have come together in four development associations (in German only).

University colleges of teacher education remits

Vocational education and training programmes
Primary level course
Secondary level academic education course in cooperation with universities
Secondary level vocational education course

Continuing education and training opportunities
Continuing education and training opportunities in all teaching profession fields

Research and development, and school development
The university colleges of teacher education are entrusted with scientific, occupation-related research and support for school development.

Practical schools
Primary schools and new secondary schools can be run as part of university colleges of teacher education.

Websites for the university colleges of teacher education in the four development associations

North-east development association

South-east development association

Central development association

West development association