Abstract: The professional training of candidates for the teaching practice has become a topic of concern for all those dedicated to it professional, academic and politically. In this sense, it is important to identify the qualities (knowledge, skills and other competencies) which a highly qualified teacher must have. This issue is now more essential since the current convergence policies of the European Union raise more demands and needs in preparing excellent teachers, requiring a thorough study prior to the design of any training proposal. The present work is a clear contribution in this direction; we analyze in detail the professional profile required by the university professor in order to contribute to the training of internationally qualified professionals.
Keywords: professional knowledge, teacher training, competencies, university professor