Comparison of teacher training systems
The variety of European teacher training systems is clearly shown by the tables below, where only the five project’s partner countries are compared. Due to different educational traditions, cultures and societies, this variety makes it hard to come up with a reasonably fair proposal for a single European teacher training system.
The tables below are therefore meant to be a tool for reflection, to be used by educators and policy makers at both national and European level. Nevertheless, as regards lower secondary school teacher training in mathematics, these tables and, above all, the detailed description of the national educational teacher training systems allowed the Project Team to point out communalities and differences, and to get a general idea of both advantages and disadvantages of the examined systems. This sort of outcomes, together with ideas by stakeholders in the field of education will form the basis for a wider debate and possible future suggestions for changes at European level, in view of making teachers’ mobility throughout Europe really possible, at both administrative and professional level.
TEACHER TRAINING SYSTEMS 

Initial Degree 
Age at entrance 
Admission 
Final Qualification 
Years 
Final Proof 
Age at exit 
Teacher at 
Teacher of 
CZ 
UpSS 
19 
Budget 
LoSS or LoSS and UpSS 
Maths + 1 other subject 
5 
Exam 
24 
DK 
UpSS 
19 
Open 
Pr and LoSS 
Maths + 3 other subjects 
4 
Exam 
23 
FR 
Un (3 years) 
21 
Programmed 
LoSS and UpSS 
Maths 
2 
Contest 
23 
IT 
Un (45 years) 
23 
Programmed 
LoSS 
Maths & Science 
2 
Exam 
25 
SK 
UpSS 
19 
Budget 
LoSS or LoSS and UpSS 
Maths + 1 other subject 
5 
Exam 
24 
Teacher training systems comparison
Follow the links below to find detailed descriptions for each of the project's partner country:
^{1} 2 weeks at Lower Secondary School, 2 weeks at Upper Secondary School; approximately the same number of hours for the second subject.
^{2} Pedagogy/Psycology + Passsive Training + a set of courses (e.g. philosophy, sociology, languages, economy, political sciences, informatics etc.).