Study teaching

At the University of Erfurt you can take up training for the following teaching positions. The training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination which is taken at other universities. The course is followed by the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.

Education for Vocational school
Education for Special needs pedagogy

Education for Vocational school

Bachelor Degree (6 semester)

Professional specialization and general education subject

In order to be employed as a teacher at a Vocational school, a vocational specialty (vocational subject) and a general subject are required. In order to be admitted, you must have at least one of the following vocational specializations (at least) at BA level:

  • Building Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Metal Technology
  • Health
  • Care
  • Body care
  • Social Pedagogy

Additional qualification in the Master program

If you have only the professional specialization but not the requirements for a general education subject, you will have the opportunity to catch up on the scientific basics for a general education subject at Bachelor level parallel to the Master's program. One of the following subjects must be chosen:

English and American Studies (Englisch)

Protestant Religious Education (Evangelische Religionslehre)

German (Deutsch)

Catholic Religion (Katholische Religonslehre)

Mathematics (Mathe)

Philosophy (Ethik)

Religious Studies (Ethik)

Romance Studies (Französisch)

Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science concentration (Sozialkunde)

Physical Education (Sport)

Master Degree (4 semester)

Further information

Education for Special Needs Pedagogy

Bachelor Degree (6 semester)

German or Math

Major subject Education for Special Needs Pedagogy (1th subject)

The major field of study, special education, includes training for the first subject. You can choose between German and Mathematics as a foundation.

Education for Special Needs Pedagogy (German oder Math)

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2nd subject

Minor subject for the 2nd subject

The choice of a minor subject in addition to the major in special needs education corresponds to the choice of a second subject which can later be taught at the secondary level I. The 1st subject that can later be taught at primary level is determined in the major field of study.

Englisch and American Studies (Englisch)

German (Deutsch)

Mathematics (Mathematik)

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Combination rules

Minor in English and American Studies (English):

  • German Studies for the subject German or
  • Mathematics for the teaching subject Mathematics as a foundation for the main course

Minor in German Studies (German):

  • Mathematics for the teaching subject Mathematics as a foundation in the major field of study

Minor field of study: Mathematics (Mathematics):

  • German Studies for the subject German as a foundation in the major field of study

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Master Degree (4 semester)

Further information

Education for Primary schools
Education for Seconday schools

Education for Primary schools

Bachelor Degree (6 semester)

German, Math, Local history and general knowledge

Major subject Primary and Elementary Education

You will acquire the scientific and didactic foundations of school learning. Their focus is on the primary school subjects German, Mathematics, as well as Local history and general knowledge.

Primary and Elementary Education (incl. three subjects)

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Combination rules

For a teacher training course at primary school, the major field of study Primary and Elementary Education must be chosen. This can be combined with various secondary courses of study relevant to the teaching profession.

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Master Degree (4 semester)

Further information

Education for Secondary schools

Bachelor Degree (6 semester)

Social Science

Major subject for the 1th subject

The major field of study includes the specialist science including 3 credit points in speech training. You can choose from the following fields of study (teaching subjects):

English and American Studies (Englisch)

German (Deutsch)

History (Geschichte)

Art (Kunst)

Catholic Religion (Katholische Religonslehre)

Music Mediation (Musik)

Philosophy (Ethik)

Religious Studies (Ethik)

Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Studies concentration (Sozialkunde)

Technology (Wirtschaft und Technik)

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Combination rules

In order to study to become a teacher, one of the following subjects must be studied in either the major or minor field of study:

  •     English and American Studies for the teaching subject English
  •     German Studies for the subject German
  •     Art for the subject Art education
  •     Mathematics for the teaching subject Mathematics
  •     Music Education for the subject music
  •     Romance Studies for the subject French
  •     Slavic Studies for the subject Russian
  •     Physical Education for the teaching subject sport
  •     Technology for the teaching subject business studies and technology

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Master Degree (4 semester)

Further Information

That is why you should become a teacher:
  • Best chances of employment:
    Thuringia will hire more teachers than ever before in the coming years. This applies to all subjects and school types.
  • Best conditions:
    Teachers will be hired on a permanent basis and will be civil servants.
  • Become a teacher for the greatest talents:
    Thuringian students are always top in national and international student competitions.
  • Our curriculum is internationally popular:
    The majority of German schools abroad worldwide teach according to the Thuringian curriculum.
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Fit for teaching? - Take the test!

Would you like to study to become a teacher and become a teacher? Take advantage of this opportunity to find out about the requirements of your studies and profession as well as your aptitudes and aptitudes. There are a number of questionnaires or ways of exploring the professional field of a teacher available online that can help you to clarify the following questions.

 

1. Is the job of a teacher interesting for me?

What helps me to answer the question? Interest questionnaire for prospective students

What can I expect? Various tasks of a teacher are listed, which will help you to round off your picture of the profession of a teacher and clarify whether these activities are of interest to you.

2. Which subject should I choose?

What helps me to answer the question? Subject choice questionnaire

What can I expect? You have the opportunity to compare the advantages and disadvantages of two subjects that come into consideration for you.

3. Do I personally fit into the teaching profession?

What helps me to answer the question?  Personality questionnaire for prospective students

What can I expect? Certain personality traits form a solid basis for academic and professional success with teachers. With the help of the questionnaire and the evaluation you can see to what extent your personality matches these personality traits which are favorable for the teaching profession.

4. What does the teaching profession really look like?

What helps me to answer the question? SeLF

What can I expect? The self-exploration procedure is not a personality test, but is intended to stimulate reflection on the teaching profession. Reflection is stimulated by 16 short films in which central tasks of the teaching profession are addressed.

5. Does the profession of teacher suit me?

What helps me to answer the question? FIT-L (R) – FIT für den Lehrerberuf

What can I expect? The questionnaire allows interested persons to get a concrete picture of the requirements of the teaching profession. The comparison with their own expectations and prerequisites enables a differentiated judgement to be made about their personal suitability and potential development needs.

For general information on the individual test possibilities offered by the Teaching Talent Center project:

https://eignung.weebly.com

 

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