Unique and highly professional: universities of education

If your academic passion is education and you are looking for international experience, Baden-Württemberg is the right place. The southwestern German state has six unique institutions specializing in the educational sciences.

Baden-Württemberg is the only state in Germany with six universities that focus exclusively on the educational sciences. The universities of education (Pädagogische Hochschulen, PH) are located in Freiburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Ludwigsburg, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Weingarten.


Exclusive focus on education

While other states integrated the educational sciences with other universities in the 1970s and 1980s, Baden-Württemberg kept the universities of education separate so that the sciences of teaching and learning could be further professionalized through research and high-level academic work.

The courses prepare you for teaching careers by combining knowledge in educational theory with methodology, subject knowledge and classroom teaching skills. While research plays an important role, it is integrated with a strong focus on practice and validation in real-life teaching situations.


Degree programs and post-doc opportunities

The universities of education offer a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees including traditional teacher training, cultural and health education, special needs education, interculturality and multilingualism, media studies and environmental education.

And if you are interested in pursuing your education further, you can do that in Baden-Württemberg as well. The six universities of education offer doctorate and post-doctorate programs and degrees as well as exciting opportunities for specialized as well as interdisciplinary research.

International cooperation

The universities of education are embedded in national and international networks and offer exchanges and opportunities to international scholars from all over the world. Contact the international office at the university of education of your choice to find out more about the unique profile of the university as well as about opportunities for international students and researchers.