Universities of Teacher Education

FHNW School of Education

Brugg-Windisch, Muttenz, Solothurn

The FHNW School of Teacher Education is an innovative university with over 3,000 students spread across three locations in northwestern Switzerland. It provides a high number of high-quality research to improve teaching in elemantary and high school. It also offers degree courses in special education and speech therapy. The study programs combine study and practice extremely successfully.

 

The FHNW School of Education ranks amongst Switzerland’s leading teacher education institutions. Through its educational programme and its vocationally oriented research activities focused on teaching, education and systems, it maintains and develops the educational systems deployed in the north-west of Switzerland. With over 3,000 students attending its regular courses of study and in excess of 30,000 people attending its continuing education programmes, the School is one of the largest of its kind in German-speaking Switzerland.

The FHNW School of Education provides end-to-end teacher education at all levels from primary through to upper secondary education and offers education in special-needs education and psychology. The studies are modular and allow a high degree of individualisation and flexibility.

The FHNW School of Education features an all-encompassing portfolio in the realm of professional development and counselling at all levels, plus vocationally oriented research activities focused on teaching, education and systems.

The educational portfolio offered by the FHNW School of Education covers the full gamut of teacher education opportunities, ranging from pre-primary through to upper secondary education, as well as adult and continuing education. It also offers training in special-needs education and psychology, plus continuing education and counseling at all levels, as well as applied research and development. All its courses are modular and allow a high degree of individualisation and flexibility.

The research and development undertaken at the FHNW School of Education focuses primarily on the scholastic setting and the activity of teaching. This includes the school as an institution and organisation, and the teaching and learning provided inside it.

 

Objective: professionalising the role of the teacher

Educational research and development is aimed at enhancing the professionalisation of teachers. The resulting findings benefit from both academic rigour and differentiation, and are intended to help teachers perform their roles to the best of their abilities in an increasingly complex environment.

 

RESEARCH + TEACHING AREAS

  • Teacher Education, Special Pedagogy, Educational Science, Subject-specific Didactics
    – Pre-primary and primary levels
    – Primary level
    – Secondary level I
    – Secondary level II / Vocational education and training
    – Special needs education

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Number of Bachelor programmes: 4
  • Number of Master programmes: 4
  • Number of PhD programmes: The Institute for Educational Sciences (jointly run by the University of Basel and the PH FHNW) offers PhD programmes [in the two subjects „educational sciences“ and „subject didactics“. In „subject didactics“, there are structured PhD programmes including advanced subject specific and methodological courses as well as an introduction into the international scientifc community (financed by swissuniversities)].
  • Number of programmes in continuing education: 500 Courses, 40 MAS/CAS, 70 open MAS/CAS-modules

At a glance

FOUNDED IN 2006

3200 STUDENTS

5% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

700-800 CHF TUITION FEES/SEMESTER FOR SWISS AND EU STUDENTS STUDENTS (2018/19)

5000 CHF TUITION FEES/SEMESTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OUTSIDE CH AND EU (2018/19)