The predecessor of our Faculty, the Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College was established in 1873 in Budapest with the aim of training teachers for the contemporary elementary school system. This institution was Hungary’s oldest teacher training establishment.
Due to the educational reforms introduced by Kuno Klebelsberg, Minister of Culture, teacher training programs were transferred to Szegedin 1928. As a result of his reforms, Szeged became a city of students and a vibrant intellectual centre of South Eastern Hungary. In the decades that followed, the Hungarian educational system and teacher training underwent several changes.
In 1973, in the centennial year, the College was given the name of Szeged’s famous poet, Gyula Juhász.
In November 2006 the College was integrated into theUniversityofSzegedas the Gyula Juhász Faculty of Education.
The faculty aims to become a leading institution in the fields of pre-school, primary school and special teacher education.
In addition, we have BA and MA programs in theBolognasystem, which have strong foundations in our traditions in teacher training and art education.
In line with the structural changes in the Hungarian higher educational system, the Faculty introduced a wide range of adult education and higher vocational training programs.
We also offer full-time correspondence programs.
In addition to delivering quality education, we aim at excellence in academic research, arts and sports activities.