Ludwigsburg University of Education was founded in 1962 and moved to Ludwigsburg in 1966. With its approximately 5,500 students and over 450 members of staff, it is the largest of the six Universities of Education in Baden-Wuerttemberg. These Universities of Education offer doctoral and post-doctoral degrees and are therefore on a par with full universities. They concentrate on educational science issues both in research and teaching.
Ludwigsburg University of Education (LUE) is a modern center of competency for educational sciences in four closely related disciplines: school education, extra-curricular children’s and youth education, adult/further education and education in cultural and social areas.
The Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses for primary school, secondary, European secondary, and special education (B.A./M.Ed.) form an important part of the university’s profile. The University of Education also offers a Master’s of Science for vocational education.
Since January 2016 a cooperative "Professional School of Education" has been set up together with the Stuttgart universities and colleges. The partners mainly cooperate in the teacher training master programs.
The special feature of three further Bachelor’s degree courses is the interconnection of educational science and pedagogy approaches to the extra-curricular fields of education (early years teaching and education, educational science, cultural and media education). In addition to this, students may specialize in six further Master’s degree courses for specific professional or research areas; they can also gain qualifications in two extra-occupational Master’s degree courses for management positions in education, one being an international degree course. LUE also provides a range of teaching certificate programs for in-service teachers.
Prof. Dr. Götz Schwab
Nils Drixler M.A.