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Institute for Primary Education

Three campuses – one programme
The Institute for Primary Education at the FHNW School of Education provides professional education to prospective primary school teachers at its campuses in the Swiss towns of Liestal and Brugg-Windisch and the city of Solothurn. At the beginning of the 2013/14 academic year, a new campus was inaugurated at Brugg-Windisch.

The Institute for Primary Education offers the highest standard of courses, both to full-time students and to those requiring more flexible or even part-time study. In terms of subject add-ons and grade enhancements, the Institute offers a range of attractive, high-quality continuing professional development opportunities.

Any courses in the programme offered by the FHNW School of Education are underpinned by current research. 

Opportunities and prospects – a multifaceted profession!

  • Primary school teachers provide children aged 6 to 12 with a rich learning environment to stimulate their cognitive, social and affective development and encourage lifelong learning.
  • Primary school teachers are role models to the children in their care.
  • The primary curriculum provides opportunities for creative and varied teaching in a flexible, autonomous working environment.
  • Social and cultural diversity in children is both enriching and a challenge. A successful teacher can rely on high social, personal and technical competencies in his or her classroom.

The Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education offered by the FHNW School of Education is the first step in a well-founded professional career; it opens provides numerous opportunities for continuing education in Switzerland and internationally.

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