We perform research and teaching on educational processes in the classroom and out-of-school contexts. Our unique profile is shaped by our focus on
- education in a democratic society,
- educational processes in the digital world, and
- STEM in a culture of sustainability.
Programmes in Education
Integral components of the Teacher Education programmes offered at our University include digital media in education as well as research methods in educational sciences. As a special profile for future teachers we offer the Bilingual Course (BLL/CLIL) with English and French as target languages.
Alongside the programmes in Teacher Education, we also offer degree programmes that are related to Education: a bachelor's degree can be earned in the programmes in Childhood Education (B.A.) and Physical Activity, Health and Recreation (B.A.) while a master's degree can be pursued in the programmes in Biodiversity and Environmental Education (M.Sc.), Adult Education (part-time programme for working professionals), Geragogics (part-time programme for working professionals), Higher Teaching at Vocational Schools, Intercultural Education, Migration and Multilingualism (M.A.) as well as Cultural Mediation.
In September 2020, the Accreditation Council certified that our university is capable of achieving the required quality standards in teaching and learning and our degree programmes successfully passed the system accreditation procedure.
Research in the field of Education
We are fully authorised to confer doctoral and post-doctoral degrees, engaging in educational science and teaching methodology as well as in subject-specific research. The common focus is to better understand and design educational processes. The focus is on exploring the foundations of education from early childhood education to school and adult education through to geragogics. We concentrate our expertise in empirical research at our Institute for Research Methods in Educational Sciences, which was opened in 2018.
Targeted support for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers is provided, among others, by the university's Research Department and the graduate school of teacher education (Graduiertenakademie der Pädagogischen Hochschulen, graph), which is also located at our university.
Teaching and Learning Labs
A special highlight of our university are the numerous Teaching and Learning Labs (LLL). These are learning environments outside the classroom for day-care children and pupils, where new educational services and teaching concepts are being developed, tested and scientifically evaluated. Here, students acquire competencies that are important for their future careers. And professionals and teachers get new ideas for innovative education.
Our continuing education programmes for working professionals also have a strong focus on educational sciences. In addition to the part-time master's programmes in Adult Education and Geragogics, the portfolio also includes subject-specific certificates (CAS) for educational work with older people, digital learning, diversity and generation management, learner coaching as well as ageing as a topic of philosophical and theological anthropology.
Strong in cooperation
The University of Education Karlsruhe forms an integral part of the Karlsruhe science hub where numerous universities and research institutions work closely together within a network. Moreover, we also collaborate with external partners from the fields of society, culture, education, business, and politics. The aim of this "third mission" is to make a decisive contribution to societal challenges in addition to research and teaching. These include ecological, technological, and economic issues as well as social challenges, such as successfully coping with new social inequalities.