In the main course of study in Special Needs Pedagogy you will acquire knowledge of:
The course of study enables you to gain a deeper understanding of disability and disadvantage. The focus is on individual, social and societal conditions.
This also includes the acquisition of essential knowledge in basic German or mathematics. The course of study familiarises you with central issues and working methods of special education and integration pedagogy.
Our graduates are active in these professional fields:
The bachelor's degree programme at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.
Orientation Phase (First Year)
Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)
The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.
Examinations regulations Special Education and Inclusive Pedagogy 2021 (pdf)
At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's programme. You may have to observe combination rules.
The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!
A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.
Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:
Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's programme, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
teaching profession at the University of Erfurt
If you follow a master's degree programme in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject German or Maths at the following schools:
Download Flyer "Studying to become a teacher for Special Needs Pedagogy" (in German)
General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):
The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.
Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):
There are only a limited number of places available for the teaching training programme Special Needs Pedagogy (internal university admission restriction, numerus clausus). The number of places is determined anew for each winter semester.
The places are allocated in an admission procedure according to the following criteria:
Master of Education Special Needs Pedagogy
Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the programme: Open Day
The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and programme: Discovery Days
Would you like to hold the study programme flyer in your hands? Then request our free information material without obligation. In a few days you will receive mail directly to your home.
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Bachelor programme Education Science
The main subject in Special Needs Pedagogy is admission-restricted (with NC).
Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:
For the combination of Special Needs Pedagogy with an admission-free program (without NC) or an admission-restricted program (with NC) field of study, please apply from May 1 to July 15 via the following link.
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