University of Education Freiburg

The University of Education, Freiburg (in German: Pädagogische Hochschule, or PH for short) was founded in 1962 and gained university status in 1971. It is the largest of six Universities of Education in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, which is known throughout Germany for the high quality of its education. There are currently 250 academic staff and some 5,100 students at the Freiburg University of Education. With its broad range of Bachelor and Master courses along with teacher training programmes, the University offers excellent research-based first-degree level qualifications and further education complemented by a large share of professionally accompanied practical and application-based modules. The change from State Examination to the Bologna structure means that the University of Education now works in close cooperation with the Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg. The new Freiburg Advanced Center for Education (FACE) provides a forum for collaborative work in Teacher Education and is the central focus for all key players. FACE combines Initial Teacher Education, Practice and In-service Training, Educational Research and Quality Assurance. FACE’s online campus provides entrants to the teaching profession with all the most important information, reforms, and opportunities for the exchange of ideas, and thus a space to develop their professional identity. This cooperation means that the University of Education covers Teacher Education for all levels: Primary, Secondary 1 and Secondary 2. Moreover, frequently the University’s international/languages and maths/natural science profile serves as the decisive factor for choosing the Freiburg University.

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