Society and Culture / Single cycle Master's degree programme
Primary Teacher Education

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaSociety and Culture
Duration 5 years - 300 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Master's Degree Programme in Primary teacher education is the only programme that prepares qualified teachers for preschools and primary schools. It boasts an innovative teaching, including traditional lectures, internship in schools, workshops, and makes use of a constantly up-to-date E- learning platform. In laboratories, groups of students are led by professors and professionals: the learn to practically apply theoretical principles and methodologies and simulate activities and procedures that are distinctive of the daily practice of teaching. During the internship, students are involved in educational-teaching and research projects promoted in collaboration with school institutions. The Degree Programme is strongly rooted in the territory, values the best innovative school experience and also accounts for the Reggio Emilia model of preschools. Graduates' employment rate is positive: one year after obtaining the degree, 86.7% of graduates find a job as teachers (temporary or permanent) (Source: Alma Laurea 2020).

Course content

The curriculum of the Master's Degree Programme in Primary teacher education aims to train graduates who are professionally qualified, in terms of knowledge, skills, and competencies, for teaching in preschools and primary schools (see training plan annexed). The training programme is organised in 29 teachings with 20 teaching workshops strictly related with them, 1 workshops of teaching technologies, 5 English workshops and 8 training credits to be chosen freely; over 600 hours of internship are also provided in preschools and primary schools. Attendance to workshops and internships is compulsory.

Career options

The training programme trains graduates to teach both in preschools and primary schools.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Laura Cerrocchi
prof.ssa Chiara Bertolini

The course is managed by the Department of Education and Humanities