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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), which is the leader in the fields of economics, management and new technologies in Greece, provides its undergraduate students with the high-quality training of the Teacher Education Program since the academic year 2011-2012. The Program prepares prospective teachers in order to be able to teach the subject of their expertise in formal and informal education. The curriculum is designed with innovations based on the philosophy and the best practices of the Teacher Education Programs of the Harvard School of Education and the Stanford School of Education. to its undergraduate students.

According to Greek legislation, since 2013-2014, the participation in the competition of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) requires that each candidate -either graduate from a Higher Education Institution (AEI) or from a Technological Education Institution (TEI) - possesses a Certificate of Pedagogical and Teaching Competence, in order to be able to get appointed in secondary education. With this Certificate, the graduate of AUEB may, therefore, participate in the ASEP Teacher Competition, apply for recruitment by the Ministry of Education for positions with short-term contracts or for positions of hourly teachers in Primary and Secondary Education or in private schools, cram schools and tutoring centers. Moreover, by holding a Certificate of Pedagogical and Teaching Competence and following a simple examination procedure organized by the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), holders can also be certified as adult trainers and teach at Vocational Training Institutes (IEK) and Lifelong Learning Centers..

"Education is an act of love,
thus an act of courage."

Paulo Freire (1921 – 1997),
"Pedagogy of the oppressed", 1971

TESTIMONIALS

"Albert Einstein said that "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think". The abundance of knowledge, experiences and stimuli, that the Program seeks to offer through the courses and activities incorporated into its curriculum, act and have -in my case- acted, as helpers for the liberation of creativity and the cultivation of empathy, while at the same time contributing to the discovery of the potential and abilities of each participant. The empowerment of the mind to combine information from different sources, to make sense and be able to efficiently deliver it to its audience, whether it is a class of students or a business meeting, the ability to present your knowledge and thoughts to a small or a large audience, and the effective collaboration within a group to achieve a common goal, have been some of the benefits I have gained from my choice to get involved in the Program. The Program gives you the opportunity to get to know better aspects of yourself, to experience the different, and to choose through critical thinking the factors that will make you better at different levels of your life. It has undoubtedly been one of the most creative years of my student life!"

Graduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB, Graduate of MSc in Management Science and Technology, AUEB  Business & Technology Integration Analyst at Accenture Co-Founder & BoD member of Greek NewSpace Society

"The experience that diversified my course as a student of AUEB was undoubtedly my participation in the Teacher Education Program. During the Program, I was given the opportunity to equip myself with all the necessary knowledge and values that Modern Pedagogy embodies. Through the experiential approach of the structure and character of the Program, I have been trained to manage or become a competent and valuable member of a team, to express, communicate and integrate my ideas with honesty and respect to diversity, to face challenges, to operate under pressure. Of course, within this environment of love and mutual respect, I had the honor to create true friendships that will accompany me throughout my professional and personal life."

Graduate of the Department of Economics, AUEB - Postgraduate student in M.Sc. in International Shipping, Finance Management

"I could not possibly describe in only a few lines all the benefits and unique experiences I have gained from the Teacher Education Program. I can only say that thanks to the Program I managed to evolve and develop myself both professionally and personally. More specifically, it has been a milestone for my subsequent choices and my professional development. I managed to discover my "inclination", to shape my personal vision and mission, to develop useful skills and abilities, to make wonderful friends. Through the Program, a totally special and unique world has been opened up to me. And I feel very lucky to be part of it. Thank you! "

Graduate of the Department of Economics, AUEB, Senior graduate student in MSc in Human Resource Management Junior HR Professional, Blogger in Human Resource Management, Education and Personal Development topics

"Having studied in many international environments, I have inevitably entered the process of comparing the quality of studies I have received from the various institutions and the various programs, in which I have studied. So I can safely say that the Athens University of Economics and Business through the Teacher Education Program offers rare and unique competitive advantages both to its students during their studies and to their graduates after completing their studies. Besides the innovative experiential approach to teacher education, the international collaborations with top international universities, the training in the world's most innovative teaching methods found in this Program, the Program, above all, cultivates values that are indispensable for teachers that incarnate these values in the eyes of their students. Values such as consistency in words and deeds, sincere kindness, openness, acceptance of the "different" and sincerity. Values that are practiced in this Program and are a tangible example to all students and graduates. I could say a lot more about the Program, but I will only limit myself to this: It is a unique life experience and those who have the opportunity to experience it are very lucky!"

Senior graduate student in MSc in Services Management and Graduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB. Specialized in Human Resource Management, Deree College Founder of "Smart Education", Educator, Academic Researcher

"The Teacher Education Program was not just the certification that opened the gate to education, but it taught me how to operate with absolute professionalism in the competitive business environment. It is a well-structured program that creatively delivers the basic principles of science, creates a climate of teamwork and equips its student with discipline and self-confidence. The guest-lecturers, the variety of subjects discussed and the combination of the theoretical knowledge with the practical application constitute a "big plus" for the Program. Throughout its duration, it challenges you to think differently and positively question yourself. It definitely is a unique challenge and life experience!"

Graduate of the Department of Marketing and Communication, AUEB and MBA Holder Program Research Manager, SKAI TV

"I feel very lucky to have completed the Teacher Education Program of AUEB. My gratitude to all the Professors of the Program is immeasurable, the stimuli I received were countless and my memories were deep and meaningful. I cherished every moment, despite the ever increasing difficulty of the activities. At every step and challenge of the way, I was letting go and concentrating on trying to win another bet against myself. I have identified and extended my personal limits. I faced my fears and defeated them. I developed social skills, my emotional intelligence, my self-discipline, and I saw in practice how fulfilled I feel when I'm in a school environment, close to children and adolescents. Through my experience, I hope to encourage other people to make the brave decision to become an improved version of themselves within a few months, acquiring, at the same time, a professional asset."

Senior undergraduate student in the Department of Informatics, AUEB - Educator

"The Teacher Education Program of AUEB is a unique opportunity to extend horizons and professional choices. The spherical stimuli provided through its visits, excursions and speakers from different fields, offer generously knowledge, education and guidance. In this program I realized that education can be linked with and come through any field by alternating each time the subject you want to transmit. We saw education transforming into a work of art in our workshop on Diversity in School. In addition, we saw it transformed into a vision of cultural emergence as part of the work for Orchomenus. It became a game in our hands at the time that psychologists tried to reveal the teacher within us. It has acquired material and immaterial form and made us more mature and conscious. The program also gave us the opportunity to test our strengths and ideas in practice. With the background we acquired before we teach in schools, we were ready to learn our students experientially. I will never forget the smile I had after every successful teaching. The students with their enthusiasm for the outcome of the lesson increasingly confirmed my decision to be there. This academic year for me was complete and more creative than ever. I explored my limits and became stronger because I learned ... Because knowledge is power! "

Senior undergraduate student in the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB - Educator

"This Program leads you to get to know yourself better and your personal limits. Once you are on board, at some point you will realize that you are out of your comfort zone and you have crossed your personal limits. Then, inevitably, you feel strong. After obtaining two University Degrees, this program is, for me, the sweetest, the most important and the most meaningful experience of my student years. This Program is filled with love and positive emotions. Besides, Education is all about Love. Last April, when, I was asked by the Secretariat of Secondary Education in Larissa if I have an annual Certificate of Pedagogical and Didactic Competence, I was very happy to have presented them with the Certificate of this specific Program and very proud of the effort I had made, when I saw my name ascending on the list of thousands of candidate professors..."

Graduate of the Department of Economics and Graduate of the Department of Accounting and Finance, AUEB - Employee at Hilton Athens Hotel

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