On a national level, it is recognised as the Faculty responsible for meeting the needs of initial and in-service/ongoing teacher training for the whole region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. In total, it counts 1560 students and 55 professors and researchers. At the moment, the Faculty is also responsible for the training of professionals working in Education, Social Work, and Communication and Culture.
The main degree course is the five-year Master’s in Early Childhood and Primary Education, complemented by the one-year teacher-training programmes for in-service teachers (PAS) and in-service/ongoing teachers (TFA). In addition, the Faculty offers three different undergraduate degrees in Social Work, in Social Education, and in Communication Sciences and Culture, a two-year Master’s degree in Innovation and Research for Social Work and Social Education (IRIS) and a PhD in General Pedagogy, Social Pedagogy and Didactics.
The programmes are trilingual with 30% of instruction in German, 30% in Italian, and 30% in English. The Master’s in Early Childhood and Primary Education is structured in three separate linguistic sections – German, Italian and Ladin – requiring students to attain C1 in German and Italian, B2 in English, plus Ladin in the Ladin section.