karlsruhe university of education
The beginnings of teacher training in Karlsruhe go back as far as 1757. The University of Education in its present form was established in 1962 and about 3,000 students study here. It offers degree courses for initial teacher certification for primary and lower secondary school, as well as the European Teacher Course (with a strong CLIL "content and language integrated learning" component) for these school types. In addition, there are several Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes and a graduate programme leading on to the doctoral level. From the very first semester, all of the degree programmes offer a high level of integrated practical experience. The central focus of the institution is on theory-driven, but practical orientates professional preparation for future primary and lower secondary school teachers, including the European Teacher Course founded in 1999 to train teachers for bilingual education.
The profile of the institution as a whole emphasizes European cultural studies, intercultural education, plurilingualism and media education. Hence we work closely with partner universities in many other countries and have frequent exchanges for both students and lecturers and was extended both in the scholarly sense and in the range of professional perspectives with the introduction of Bachelor degree courses in "Speech Training and Movement Education" (Early Years) and "SportHealthLeisure".
Karlsruhe is a pleasant, green city of about 300,000 inhabitants in southwest Germany near the French border; fast train service to Heidelburg, Stuttgart, Strasbourg, Basel, the Black Forest. Closest international airport: Frankfurt
The German Council of Science and Humanities granted Zeppelin University institutional accreditation on February 2, 2009. In addition, ZU was the first university in Germany to receive a recommendation from the Council of Science and Humanities for the autonomous entitlement to award doctoral degrees on May 30, 2011. This gave ZU the top seal of approval from the German higher-education sector and it became the first private university in Germany to be accredited twice by the Council. On September 10, 2011, ZU was granted the entitlement for awarding doctoral and post-doctoral degrees from the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Room and Board
September - February, March - August. Organized for the students, who pay for it themselves; price max €250 / month.
Cost of living: €850 / monthwith some travel included.
If you would like to spend a semester or academic year at Karlsruhe University of Education, please print out the following forms, fill them out and bring to the Center for International Programs.
- Fall: Mid October - Mid February
- Spring: Mid April - End of July
For more information contact the Center for International Programs at (229) 333-7410 or e-mail Study Abroad/Exchange Coordinator Ms. Irina McClellan at firstname.lastname@example.org