Three placement schools (two primary, one new secondary school) in Vienna and Krems are integrated in the College placing up to 750 pupils. The schools play a major role in introducing the students to practical teaching and allow for continuous professional development, evaluation and showcasing innovation in class.

The schools provide opportunities for students to practice face to face what they have acquired in areas like teaching and learning, education, assessment, evaluation, research and development.

In addition, the placement schools provide the basis for the close cooperation of teachers, lecturers and students in matters of educational research. They take part in trial programmes of new teaching concepts, contribute to school development processes and thus contribute to further improve the educational system.

As Roman Catholic schools they develop their own teaching and learning concepts on the basis of the Christian tenets of the University College of Teacher Education. Mutual respect, tolerance and solidarity are the core guidelines which enable the teaching staff to view their pupils’ individual talents and to provide differentiated enrichment and support programmes.