Overview Study Programmes
The University College for Agricultural and Environmental Education (HAUP) is the education and research centre for teachers and advisors in the professional fields of agriculture, forestry, rural home economics and environmental careers. In addition, we offer further education for in-service teachers and advisors and Master programmes.
The University College offers degree programmes:
- Agricultural Education and Extension
Bachelor of Education: 240 Credits, 8 semesters, especially for graduates from Colleges for Agriculture and Forestry
- Environmental Education and Extension
Bachelor of Education: 240 Credits, 8 semesters, for graduates from Colleges for Higher Vocational Education
- Agricultural and Environmental Education
Bachelor of Education: 60 Credits, 4 semesters, especially for graduates from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
- Agricultural/Environmental Education
Master of Education: 60 Credits, 2 semesters for graduates from the Bachelor programmes
Internships are an important part of all different Bachelor programmes lasting several weeks. They are pursued in educational institutions and extension services of the agricultural and environmental educational sector. This allows students to gain practical experience and connects students closer to the future occupational fields.
Students acquire the necessary qualifications to teach young people attending agricultural vocational schools as well as adults in the extension service. Therefore, promoting the students’ ability to convey their expertise successfully has become the central aim of our teacher training programme.
We offer a unique study programme in agricultural education and extension. Our graduates gain in-depth knowledge in agriculture, food sciences, educational sciences, personal development and online learning. Our hands-on education equips students with the ability to pass on their knowledge to other learners – young people and adults – making a valuable contribution to education for sustainable development.
The programme prepares students for careers in agricultural related schools, agricultural extension and related public institutions. We offer personal support and modern facilities like online learning possibilities on our campus.
Qualification & Authorisation
This study programme qualifies students to
- work at agricultural vocational schools (tuition and boarding school)
- teach agricultural related subjects by integrating theory and practice
work as advisors in the agriculture and forestry extension service
Bachelor and Master Studies in Environmental Education and Extension
In this study programme, great importance is given to the qualification of students in the professional fields of sustainable development and environmental education. The programme involves issues such as a sustainable development in local and regional areas, climate protection, energy efficiency, educational sciences, personal development and project management.
Our students gain in-depth knowledge of environmental sciences, educational sciences, personal development and online learning. We place great emphasis on hands-on education, so that our graduates are able to pass on their knowledge to learners – young people and adults – making a valuable contribution to environmental education and sustainability.
The programme prepares students for careers in environmental advisory services, educational and research institutions, non-profit organisations, and public institutions in the professional field of environmental sciences. We offer personal support and modern facilities like online learning possibilities on our campus.
Continuing and further education at the University College for Agricultural and Environmental Education
The University College for Agricultural and Environmental Education is an important player for further and continuing education in agricultural and environmental teaching and advisory professions. The further training course programme covers a wide range of personality-building, pedagogical and content related subjects with big varieties from shorter educational courses as well as university and master courses. The trainings are highly relevant and applicable in the respective professional working field. The course content includes consultancy topics from extension, educational management and leadership in agricultural schools and nature education, garden therapy and green care.
Compass for sustainable education
The University College for Agricultural and Environmental Education is the competence centre for Green Pedagogy and has been strengthened its expertise in the field of education for sustainable development.
Green Pedagogy is an innovative approach to education that encourages learners to reflect their learning and teaching strategies in a changing global world. The model of Green Pedagogy emphasizes environmental awareness and sustainability in our various producing systems such as agriculture. Occurring contradictions during the individual learning processes are expected and are regarded as an important part of the process.
Green Pedagogy engages students in hands-on activities that promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills. To learn how to leave its own learning perspective encourages the competence of systemic thinking of the learner. This approach to education is essential in today’s world where environmental problems continue to pose significant challenges to our planet’s health and well-being.
Green Pedagogy seeks to create a culture of respect for nature and the players in food production processes to act responsibly towards all individuals and the environment. The goal of Green Pedagogy is to foster a sense of stewardship among learners, enabling them to be conscious of the impact of their actions on their social and natural environment.
University College for Agricultural and Environmental Education
Hochschule für Agrar- und Umweltpädagogik (HAUP)
Angermayergasse 1, A-1130 Wien
International Office: Room 211, main building, second floor
Telephone: +43 1 877 22 66 / 6216 52 or 6216 44