The teaching professions

As part of the University of Caen, the Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres (IUFM) – teacher training college prepares students for a career in teaching.

The first year prepares them for the entrance exam to courses in primary and secondary teaching or for courses leading to a career as an educational advisor.

The second year covers initial teacher training and students alternate between theoretical training and time spent teaching in the classroom.

The Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) – Alençon university technology institute also trains students towards the:

  • Certificat d'Aptitude au Professorat de l'Enseignement Technologique (CAPET) – technical teacher training certificate in Mechanical Engineering, with options in production technology and construction
  • Certificat d'Aptitude au Professorat de Lycée Professionnel (CAPLP) – certificate to teach lycée vocational courses in Mechanical Engineering, with options in production technology and construction