"Reach what you cannot"

Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek Writer

"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! "

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

"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!"

Paraskevi Psoni
Graduate of MSc in Services Management and Graduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB. Specialized in Human Resource Management, Deree College
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program
Founder of "Smart Education", Educator, Academic Researcher and Author.

"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. "

Andromachi Toumanidou
Graduate of the Department of Informatics, AUEB
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"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! "

Marianna Spanidi
Graduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"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!"

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

"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! "

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

"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."

Eleni-Konstantina Ntantasiou

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

"The Program helped me understand that every vision can become real if there are love, willingness, knowledge and good management. Education needs people with self-knowledge, who develop not only students’ spirit but also their soul. "


Maria – Christina Saravanou
Graduate of the Department of Informatics, AUEB
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program
MSc in Information Systems, AUEB

"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...  "

Vasilis Papaioannou
Graduate of the Department of Economics and Graduate of the Department of Accounting and Finance, AUEB
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program
Employee at Hilton Athens Hotel

"Having completed the Teacher Education Program, I am in the position to affirm that my participation in this program, apart from gaining knowledge and enhancing my educational horizons, it was for me the most wonderful gift, not only for my professional but also for my personal life! It is true that reaching the end of my studies in the department of Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business, I was looking for more specialized knowledge and for this reason, I considered that my participation in this program was a great opportunity for me. My progress in this course was not without difficulties due to my simultaneous working obligations and the increased demands. For this reason, it was particularly important that my participation improved my organizational skills and my discipline while also providing me with the enjoyment of this journey of learning and education. Of course, I succeeded in this with the full support and interest of my tutors and colleagues. The human-centered orientation of this program bloomed within me the hopeful feeling that with good will and cooperation we can build a better life for our fellow humans and especially for the children. I am grateful to everyone who was responsible for motivating me in this!!! "

Ioanna Chavatzoglou
Graduate, AUEB,
Graduate of  AUEB Teacher Education Program

"The Teacher Education Program of AUEB was the best choice I could make. It is a properly structured program through which I had the opportunity to get trained on the Pedagogical Science and Pedagogical Thinking. At the same time, I learned in depth the essential role of the educator inside and outside the classroom, always focusing on the student. In addition, the program changed me radically as a person. I received many stimuli through the experiential activities and the teaching approach followed by the teachers of the program. What I am constantly pointing out is that the program has greatly contributed to strengthening my self-confidence and my self-esteem through the activities and the projects which I have always sought to play an active role in. My leadership skills and my communication skills have been developed through my participation in different teams. At the same time, the program played a decisive role in my subsequent professional career, as I realized that what I want to do will be focused on people and on offering to the community. I am very grateful that I have lived this unique experience. "

Agoritsa - Vasiliki Theodoropoulou
Graduate, AUEB,
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"TEP puts itself on the spearhead of Educational Sciences through its experience-oriented design and its cooperation with established institutions locally and globally. However, if one were to nonchalantly ignore the above and even the amount of networking opportunities and friendships that are forged, and asked only about the academic results, we can see that, through students’ personal development which the Program achieves, it constitutes a great school that produces responsible and battle-ready professionals fit for any sector and not only for Education itself."


Charalampos Vasileiou
Graduate of the Department of Business Administration, AUEB,
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"Studying at the Athens University of Economics and Business and having chosen to attend the Teacher Education Program, I realized the unique advantages offered to students. Through the innovative way that the program approaches education experiential and through the programs’ international collaborations with specialists from foreign universities, students develop skills that are essential to the path of a budding, future teacher. However, in addition to the above, the students of the program are also cultivated mentally. They cultivate values, develop the concept of empathy, and better understand the people around them. In short, the program not only provides the necessary knowledge background for future teachers, but change their way of thinking and brings to light elements that students may not have had the opportunity to discover them earlier."

Anna Kontea
Graduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB,
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"The Teacher Education Program of AUEB, is a unique as well as a an intense experience, that is hard to be found in a university. The knowledge I gained is important for my future, and the experiences I gained changed my mind on certain issues. Innovative actions, combined with experiential learning and the practical application of what is being taught in this program, create an integrated experience that is difficult to obtain, in one year. I feel pretty lucky to have been part of this program."


Alexandros Dimos
Graduate of the Department of Informatics, AUEB,
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"The Teacher Education Program of AUEB is a complete and well-organized pedagogical program. I always liked to impart my knowledge but through the program and the constant support and guidance of the teachers I learned the way to do it. Culture and education are two areas that every student deserves to invest time and effort into. Having this as a compass and given the time a teacher has at his disposal, we have learned methods and techniques which are proven to deep the learner's in-depth understanding of all the cognitive and value objects that they will find in the future with a quiver full of varied useful arrows. Being capable to deal with each need."

Maria – Antonia Papachiou
Graduate Student of Department of Business Administration, AUEB,
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"It is very important that a university like the Athens University of Economics and Business gives its students the opportunity to attend such a high-quality program on such a different subject, in addition to studying in its economics schools. Personally, I have always been interested in the field of education and I am very grateful for the opportunity I was given to train in it. The skills students develop during the program are very important for their career in the future, even if it is not closely related to the field of education, as it deals with a variety of topics and encourages the personal development of the participants. Socialization, communication skills, taking over the role of the leader but also the role of a team member, team spirit, acceptance and respect for diversity are some of the skills and values cultivated during the program."

Elvira Karagianni
Graduate of the Department of Economics, AUEB,
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"The Program has a very innovative dynamic compared to higher education in Greece. Each action is designed to enhance the self-sufficiency of potential teachers and their innovative way of thinking. It is a good opportunity for undergraduate students, as it enhances skills in scheduling, empathy, teamwork and practice of modern teaching methodologies. "

Andriani Gkouma
Graduate of the Department of Informatics, AUEB
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program
Postgraduate Student, Msc in Information Systems Security, AUEB

"The AUEB Teacher Education Program is a well-structured program that approaches education in an innovative and experiential way based on world-class teaching methods by trained and responsible professionals. Anyone attenting the program can expand his/her horizons, cultivates values ​​and skills and mainly discovers new aspects of himself/herself as he/she receives multiple stimuli coming from the various actions and activities of the program that release imagination and creativity. I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to participate in this program and I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart our teachers for the knowledge, values, opportunities they have given us and their support in this learning journey."

Konstantina Antonopoulou
Graduate of the Department of International & European Economic Studies, AUEB
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program
Postgraduate Student, MSc in International and European Economic Studies, AUEB

"Experientiality, innovation and responsibility are just some of the components of the success of the Program, which I had the pleasure to experience as part of a whole, which seeks to create new "bright windows" in the field of education in Greece. "The (self)discipline that governs each stage of the Program makes students truly feel free to develop their personalities and to navigate the path of both their academic knowledge and their emotions."

Christos Katsionis
Graduate of the Department of Accounting & Finance, AUEB
Graduate of the AUEB Teacher Education Program

In Oscar Wilde's book, "The Portrait of Dorian Gray", there is an extract saying: "There is something terribly magical about influencing someone else. There is no act that compares to it. To project your soul in a cute form, to leave it there for a while, to listen to your thoughts return like an echo with all the music of passion and youth, to transfer your temperament to someone else as if some delicate fluid or a strange aroma, there is great joy in all of this - perhaps the only joy left to offer us so much satisfaction….." . Reading these words I quickly realized that after the people in our family environment, the next person who had the opportunity to strongly influence us was the teacher we all had and wanted to be like.So I can only consider myself grateful that I chose the AUEB Teacher Education Program which gave me the opportunity through groundbreaking and substantial education to be able to exert this kind of influence on my future students. To watch myself filtered through the perspective of adolescence and to experience more strongly than ever the feeling of satisfaction and the "Good Struggle".

Anastasios Oikonomou
Graduate of the Department of Informatics, AUEB
Graduate of the AUEB Teacher Education Program
Postgraduate Student, Msc in Information Systems Security, AUEB

"By participating in the AUEB Teacher Education Program, I realizes a lifetime dream : teaching economics and social sciences. The innovative and emancipatory methods developed in the Program adequately prepare its new graduates for their further academic and teaching career, while at the same time transforming their attitude towards life itself by flourishing the ideas of freedom, love, respect and continuous self-improvement. The Program provided me with the necessary skills to continue my studies at a higher level and to develop the emotional abilities to cope with the daily demands of teaching practice and more. It is a journey with final destination a transformed self, which I recommend to every student interested in offering to his/her fellow human beings. "

Christina Vasilopoulou
Graduate of the AUEB Department of Economics
Graduate of the AUEB Teacher Education Program
Graduate of Sociology Master of Panteion University

"The AUEB Teacher Education Program enables future teachers to pursue their dreams. By attending it, the cognitive and social horizons of the trainees are expanded. With the help of the teachers and the program's support team, the students integrate smoothly in the microcosm of the school community. From a technocratic branch, such as that of Economics, it leads students to the Sciences of Education. The Program equips us with all the necessary supplies for a complete educational and emotional teacher."

Andreas Delis
Graduate of AUEB,
Graduate of the AUEB Teacher Education Program

"Teacher Education Program of AUEB forms a well-organized program, which educates by using effectively experiential and innovative practices. The vision of the program could be described by the apothegm of Socrates: “Education like a fertile ground, brings all the good”. Considering that, it gives the opportunity to all attendees to express themselves freely and leads to the growth of responsibility, agency, critical thinking and self- knowledge. Simultaneously, emotional world is considered as a serious matter, contributing to the attendees’ emotional maturity and the cultivation of their empathy. My participation in TEP has been accompanied by strong emotions, which had influence on my thinking, giving me the opportunity to examine alternative views of an issue. Apart from all the others, this program not only led to my knowledge development, but also cultivated my emotional world. The experiential actions, in which I participated, gave me the chance to approximate and understand better the biggest unknown, myself. Meanwhile, experiential learning contributed to the cultivation of basic values such as respect, cooperation and honesty. The stimulus, in which I exposed during the program, caused my critical thinking and led to the realization of the huge importance of art, culture and innovation, both in education and in daily life of every person, as they consist aspects of the latter. Totally, my participation in this program has been a unique experience, which led to my development and aid me to be a better human."

Vasileios Tsitmis
Undergraduate Student, Department of Economics, AUEB
Graduate of AUEB Teacher Education Program

"Through the AUEB Teacher Education Program much more is offered than knowledge and organizational skills. The aim of the Program is to create multidimensional personalities and potentially thinking teachers, with responsibility, understanding, respect and empathy. The Curriculum is developed with experiential, freedom of expression, use of innovative methods and teamwork approach, cultivating critical thinking, values, attitudes and perceptions. Education is an extroverted process full of generosity and selflessness. Education is an act of love. And our world needs love! "

Evgenia Kanellopoulou
Undegraduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB
Graduate of Teacher Education Program

"The Teacher Education Program of Athens University of Economics and Business can be attributed with a variety of cosmetic adjectives, quality, innovative, creative, human-centered, alternative, and mainly student centered. The current student, namely the future teacher of secondary education becomes the focus of learning in order not only to give and receive scientific training, but also to develop into an integrated personality, which is the quintessence of the educational role. During the program, the stimuli given to us were countless and varied, each of which through a different path led you to a new discovery, to a new meadow of thought and vision. I feel grateful! I feel grateful at first to the people who worked hard to have this well-structured program, because its offer is important. I feel grateful that I was chosen to implement the given program. I discovered aspects of myself, I bravely faced my weaknesses and fears, I humbly approached the majestic work that a teacher does, because the work of a teacher is so important and great that words are hard to describe. Thank you very much for this beautiful trip!"

Argiro Gianioti Undegraduate of the Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB
Graduate of Teacher Education Program

"The Teacher Education Program was a whole world, full of truth and knowledge of life to me. I experienced the dynamics of collectivity in practice and through different stimuli I essentially understood myself and my fellow human beings. Through this well established program I developed my skills and boosted my confidence. The ingenuity of the whole program was innovative and substantial. It combined both scientific knowledge and its practical application."

Flora Theodorou
Graduate of the Department of Accounting and Finance of the Athens University of Economics and Business
Graduate of Teacher Education Program