The Private University of Education, Diocese of Linz is committed to a comprehensive and holistic concept of education. It is based on recognition and appreciation of the uniqueness and inviolability of the individual, which cannot be quantified in terms of achievement and performance. It views the process of education – initial, in-service and supplementary training – as discourse and dialogue. The underlying aim is to foster the ability of the individual to shape and give direction to life and to play a role in a society defined and distinguished by a spirit of solidarity.
Scholarship in an international environment
Practice-oriented approach to teacher training
QTS Primary level
The Bachelor’s course for QTS Primary level lasts four years and qualifies for fixed-term teaching employment. For continuous employment, an additional Master’s course is required, which can also be completed at the Private University of Education of the Diocese of Linz. It can either follow on to the Bachelor’s course immediately, or in parallel with the induction phase at a school. On completion of the Master’s course, there is the option of going on to study for a doctorate at a university.
In future, all pupils aged between 10 and 18/19 will be taught by teachers trained in the same system. Since the academic year 2016/17, ten University Colleges in Upper Austria and Salzburg, which have formed a regional association under the title of Österreich Mitte, jointly offer QTS courses for secondary school. Attainment of a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree constitutes the basis for employment at New secondary schools, Grammar schools, and Vocational middle and secondary schools.
The course for Elementary Pedagogy offers a basic training, that is profession-, science- and practice- oriented. It aims to enable graduates to competently run elementary educational institutions, professionally establish educational cooperations and make high-quality contributions to the organisational development of the institution.
All Studies – Overview
QTS Primary Level Bachelor’s course
QTS Primary Level Master’s course
QTS Secondary Level Bachelor’s course
QTS Secondary Level Master’s course
Elementary Pedagogy Bachelor’s course
what you should know about us
All our courses are practice-oriented. From the first semester onwards students in initial training continuously engage in school experience.
We aim for a balance of research-based and pedagogical approaches by providing support for research activities with a focus on the analysis of teaching and learning processes.
International teaching and research exchanges play an important role at our institution. From the third semester on, our students can spend one or two semesters abroad. They will not lose a semester since all examinations taken abroad are fully recognised here.
The Institute of Media Education endeavours to equip students in initial as well as in-service and supplementary training courses with the background required for critically analysing media content and for using and creating media judiciously.
Our campus is situated in the green belt of Linz. However, it takes only 15 minutes to walk to the town center or 5 minutes by bus.