Institute of Education

The Institute of Education (Ecole supérieure du professorat et de l'éducation – ESPE) was founded on 1st September 2013 by the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

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The ESPE works alongside the universities in the Aquitaine region and the educational institutions (Bordeaux Education Authority, DSDEN, primary and secondary schools, colleges, etc.) to train Master students wishing to become primary or secondary school teachers and senior education counsellors. The ESPE also supports undergraduate students (Bachelor year 2, Bachelor year 3) and Master year 1 students who have joined the “Emploi d'avenir professeur” (EAP) program for aspiring teachers. In addition, the ESPE trains students and education employees who are interested in specializing in Educational Engineering professions. Finally, the ESPE offers specific training for tenured teachers which allows them to develop their IT skills (C2i2e) or even to specialize in the teaching of students with disabilities (the “CAPASH” program).

Objectives

With 2,300 students and 180 lecturers, the ESPE aims to:

  • Organize and provide initial training initiatives in collaboration with the five universities in the Aquitaine region and the school system, for students wishing to become primary or secondary teachers and senior education counsellors and also for trainee teaching and education personnel, according to the guidelines established by the State
  • Provide support for undergraduate students who have joined the “Emploi d'avenir professeur” (EAP) program for aspiring teachers
  • Train students and education personnel who are interested in specializing in the Educational Engineering professions
  • Organize in-service training initiatives for education personnel at primary and secondary levels
  • Participate in the initial and in-service training of teaching and research staff and lecturers in higher education
  • Run training initiatives for other training and education professions
  • Participate in academic and disciplinary research
  • Participate in international community cooperation efforts
  • Ensure the development and promotion of innovative teaching methods

Training

With the help of its partners, ESPE organizes and ensures professional university training for students wishing to become teachers or education employees. ESPE ensures the implementation of the MEEF Master’s degree in Teaching, Education and Training, which consists of 4 possible courses which can be achieved through initial training and/or ongoing training.

  • Primary education (primary school teachers)
  • Secondary education (middle and high school teachers, vocation or technological high school teachers)
  • Educational supervision (senior education counsellors)
  • Course practice and design

Services

  • Preparation for admission exams for the education and teaching professions
  • Vocational training for the education and teaching professions
  • Certification in digital technologies for teaching

Research topics

  • Education, teaching and training
  • Professional practices, tools and knowledge
  • Subject didactics
  • Language and learning
  • Education policies and systems
  • History of education, heritage education
  • Education and relations with others

Updated on 11/09/2018

Contact

ESPE

Château Bourran
160 avenue de Verdun
33705 Mérignac CEDEX

05 56 12 67 00
Contact by email

Jacques Mikulovic
Director ESPE

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