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Teacher Training

Secondary School Teacher Training

 After a master's degree, you can enter the teaching profession by passing a competition dedicated to lower secondary school teaching for specific categories.

The master's degree programmes offered by the Department allow the acquisition of academic credits (ECTS) to access the following competition categories:

  • A–11 Literary disciplines and Latin
  • A–12 Literary disciplines in high schools
  • A–13 Literary disciplines, Latin and Greek
  • A-18 Philosophy and human sciences in high schools
  • A-19 Philosophy and history in high schools
  • A–21 Geography
  • A–22 Italian, history, geography in middle schools
  • A–23 Italian language for learners of foreign languages (non-native speakers)
  • A–24 (a) Foreign languages and cultures in high schools
  • A–25 (a) English language and second European language in middle schools
  • A-54 History of art

The selection process for access to teaching can be attended by master graduates who:

  • meet the requirements for the category (access qualifications: type of degree and minimum number of credits for specific Scientific Disciplinary Sectors);
  • by 31 October 2022, have gained 24 credits in specific areas: see the page 24 CFU Pre-competition (menu on the left)

A new university training and teaching qualification course starting from 60 credits is currently being defined. Pending the Ministerial Decree, the new reforms can be consulted:

Contact persons for Humanities Department

Departmental decree no. 639 of 27 May 2020

The Departmental Decree no.639 of 27 May 2020 has postponed the deadlines for applications for participation in the special competition for teachers.

Departmental decree no. 510 of 23 April 2020 (published in the Official Gazette no. 34 of 28/04/2020)

Decree 510/2020 announces, on a regional basis, a competition for qualifications and exams for the placement of 24,000 teachers for middle and high school in normal and special needs positions.

According to the Decree, those who, on the date stated for submission of the application, meet the following requirements (art. 2):

  1.  between the 2008/2009 and 2019/2020 school years, have carried out, in a normal or special needs position, at least three years of service, even if not consecutive, which can be assessed as such pursuant to art. 11, paragraph 14, of Law no.124 of 3 May 1999
  2.  have completed at least one year of service, among those referred to in letter a), in the specific competition category or type of position for which they are applying
  3.  for the normal position, the academic qualification required by art. 5, paragraph 1, letter a), of Legislative Decree 13 April 2017, no. 59, consistent with the requested competition category without prejudice to the provisions of art. 22, paragraph 2, of the aforementioned decree with reference to the competition categories for technical-practical teacher positions, identified by the decree of the President of the Republic February 14, 2016, no. 19 and amended by the decree of the Minister of Education, University and Research 9 May 2017, no. 259, or the title of qualification or competition suitability in the specific competition category

Art. 3 of the Decree concerns the application to participate, with regard to the deadline and methods of presentation.

Candidates submit an online application to participate in the competition, between 9am on 28 May 2020 and 11.59pm on 3 July 2020 (Article 3, paragraph 3).

Applicants can apply for participation in a single region only, both for middle and high schools, and for one category of competition (Article 3, paragraph 1).

For the complete text of Decree 510 see the attached file, also published on the  Gazzetta Ufficiale.

More information (number of places available, locations of competition, selection committees, USR link, contact details, FAQs) can be found on the MIUR website.

Ministerial decree no. 201 of 20 April 2020

The Decree contains provisions for the ordinary competitions for qualifications and exams for the recruitment of teaching staff for the middle and high school for normal and special needs positions.

The Ministerial Decree contains the criteria for composition of the selection committees, procedures for carrying out and content of the tests, and the qualifications that can be taken into account.

The Decree is not an ordinary call for tenders, which will instead be announced on a regional basis according to the procedures set out in art. 1 et seq. of this Decree