Saxony would also like to train trainee teachers for secondary schools and special education in Löbau in the future. "We want to leave no stone unturned in order to bind more prospective teachers to a region that is desperately seeking new talent at an early stage," explained Minister of Education Christian Piwarz (CDU) in Löbau on Friday. He hopes that an expanded teacher training center will have a "sticking effect" in order to better meet the demand for teachers in eastern Saxony in the future.
Applications for the training location have been possible for some time, it was said. The application deadline for the preparatory service in Saxony runs until March 1. A suitable building with a usable area of more than 2,000 square meters is currently being sought in Löbau. The training of prospective teachers is to begin on August 1, initially in the existing training facility in Löbau. Training for primary school teachers in the traineeship period has already been running there since 2019.
"It is the right decision to train teachers where they are most urgently needed," emphasized Green Party politician Christin Melcher. The re-establishment and expansion of teacher training at Chemnitz University of Technology has shown that the regionalization of teacher training is the right way forward, both in the university phase and in the preparatory service. "The so-called sticking effect is more than just a pious wish - it works."
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