The Thurgau University of Education (PHTG) in Kreuzlingen is a training and further education center for teachers and experts in the field of early childhood. In 2003, teacher training in Kreuzlingen was transferred from traditional, seminar-based training to a modular structure at university level. Since then, the PHTG has taken on the training of teachers at the pre-school level (kindergarten) and primary level.
In autumn 2007, the upper secondary level was added to the offer, and since 2009 the secondary level I course has also been offered. The early childhood master’s course has existed since 2011.
The PHTG is the only university of education in Switzerland that has developed a close partnership with a university in the EU – the immediate vicinity makes cooperation with the University of Konstanz possible.
The cooperation includes three cross-border courses (secondary level I, secondary level II, master’s early childhood), bridging professorships and, since 2016, the jointly run “Binational School of Education”. The PHTG is also a member of the International Lake Constance University (IBH).