School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE)


The establishment of the School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE) in 2002 was paved by the vision, mission of SELETE, a Technical & Vocational Teacher Training Institute, founded in 1959 (Law 3971/1959).
When SELETE was first founded, the prevailing trend for the education and training of Technical and Vocational Teachers was that of the "add on" approach. That is, the focus was primarily on pedagogical training and only a small component of the curriculum pertained to technical or vocational subjects. Later, in the seventies, a parallel approach was adopted, that urged integrating pedagogical training with technical and vocational training. This new approach led to the establishment of two separate Schools under SELETE:

  • The Pedagogical Technical School (PATES), which maintained the tradition of the "add on" pedagogical approach
  • The Higher School of Pedagogical & Technical Education (ASETEM), which adopted the parallel approach at the level of Tertiary Education

SELETE continued to function with this structure until the end of the academic year 2001-2002, when it was nullified in favour of the establishment of an upgraded new School, officially named School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE).

ASPETE provides concurrent technological and pedagogical education and training at tertiary level. Its mission includes the promotion of applied research in educational technology and pedagogy, as well as the provision of training, further training or specialization for in-service or prospective secondary teachers.

Nurtured with great expectations in relation to the teaching profession, ASPETE aims at ensuring and promoting excellence in all of the programmes offered by its academic departments. These include undergraduate study-programmes in five major disciplines, joint postgraduate programmes (MA) in cooperation with Higher Education Institutions in Greece or abroad, and programmes of pedagogical training, further training or specialization. To this end, ASPETE is committed to policies and standards that define best practices and encourage transnational cooperation.

ASPETEis situated in Athens in a campus of 232 acres, but it also operates Branches in a number of cities across the country (Thessaloniki, Patras, Ioannina, Volos, Heraklion Crete, Sapes, Rhodes/South Aegean).


ASPETE, Heraklion 14121, Athens GR, tel. +30.2102896700, email: