The University College of Teacher Education Styria is an Austrian tertiary education institution providing the professionalization of teachers. It offers a wide range of academic studies in Initial Teacher Education and programs in Continuous Professional Development of teachers as well as Consulting Programs aiming at ensuring the quality of the educational system.
Initial Teacher Education
Our academic studies for Initial Teacher Education provide Bachelor and Master degrees for Pre-School Education, Primary Education, Secondary General Education comprising 28 school subjects and Secondary Vocational Education comprising four domains of school subjects. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) and a Master of Education (MEd). All studies include specialised technical, didactical, educational and school-related aspects.
Continuous Professional Development
Our educational offering of Continuous Professional Development for teachers is evidence-based and oriented towards the needs of human resouces, teaching and school development.
Educational Research and Consultation
Our Educational Research focusses on practical experience and is job-related. We also train management staff and accompany quality development processes through our Support and Consulting Services for schools and other educational institutions.
Students and Teacher Educators
The University College of Teacher Education Styria is the second biggest public University College of Teacher Education from fourteen in Austria. It hosts around 4.000 students in Initial Teacher Education and offers a Continuous Professional Development program for around 15.000 teachers in around 900 schools in Styria.
Graz and Styria
Graz is the capital of Styria, one of the nine countries in Austria. It has around 300.000 inhabitants and calls itself a "students' city" because it has eight universities resp. university colleges with over 60.000 students. In addition to the traditional culture of the opera house, the theatre and many concert halls, Graz is also known as a hotbed of modern art, jazz life and literature festivals. Attractive shopping streets, comfortable restaurants as well as cafes and pubs give the city a southern flair which everyone should experience.
International Staff Days
Teachers and staff of Higher Education Institutions are invited to participate in the Come2Graz – Staff Days from May 15 - May 17 2019, at the University College of Teacher Education in Styria in the beautiful city of Graz.
Participation is possible within the framework of Erasmus+ STA (Staff Mobility for Teaching) and STT (Staff Mobility for Training).
Focus is to strengthen existing cooperation, to explore new ways of collaboration and to boost international mobility and internationalisation at home.
Round table talks, school visits, a social and cultural programme are some of the highlights. So far more than 250 colleagues from our 70 partner institutions have participated in our former incoming mobility programmes.
From May 15th to May 17th 2019.
Please use the online application.
Application deadline: March, 31st 2019
The number of participants is limited.
Come2Graz - International Week
The Comenius Association conference "Education in the 21st Century" will take place in the framework of the Come2Graz – International week from 21. – 25. October 2019 at the University College of Teacher Education in Styria in the beautiful city of Graz. Focus is to strengthen existing cooperation, to explore new ways of collaboration and to boost international mobility and internationalisation at home.
Teachers and staff of Higher Education Institutions and all members of the Comenius Association are invited to participate in the Come2Graz – International Week 2019 on the topic of "Education in the 21st Century ", including the “Four Cs”: Creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. Solving problems, alternative patterns of thinking, working together to achieve a goal, and being able to convey ideas and concepts are believed to be essential skills for modern learners as they will strengthen their ability to find their place professionally, personally and socially.
An opening ceremony, guest lectures and workshops and an additional social and cultural programme are some of the highlights. So far more than 250 colleagues from our 70 partner institutions have participated in our former annual international weeks.
From October 21st to October 25th 2019.
To apply for the Come2Graz International Week 2019 please follow this link:
Call for Abstracts
The Conference offers the possibility for participants to contribute in the following formats:
• Market place: poster presentations about successful school projects
• Good Practice presentations of international projects in schools and universities
• Presentations of research results
• Workshops addressing the conference topics
• Elevator pitches addressing the conference topics
Please, follow the link to submit your abstract.
There are special conditions for guests visiting the Come2Graz - International Week 2019 Comenius Association Conference in the following hotels:
To make use of the special conditions, please reserve your room by telephone call and mention that you will be participating in the Come2Graz - International Week 2019. Please, reserve your room by September 29th, 2019 the latest, otherwise the special conditions can not be used.
We would also recommend the following hotels:
More accomodation here.