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Chemistry - Teaching Qualification Grundschule


Teaching Qualification: Grundschule

Program structure

Elementary school teaching degree: A teaching subject is combined with a combination of three didactics subjects and the subject elementary school pedagogy and didactics. In addition, the course of study is supplemented by the study of educational science.

Accordingly, the following subject combination results:

  • 1 teaching subject
  • 3 didactics subjects
  • Elementary school pedagogy and didactics
  • Educational science studies

Which subject combinations you can choose when studying to become a teacher at elementary schools can be found in the lists of possible combinations (German only).

Special features

Chemistry can only be studied in its pure form as Unterrichtsfach
Note: You can also study chemistry as Didaktikfach NWT (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Technology). NWT teaches chemistry content proportionally


For a brief description of the chemistry teacher education program ask Victoria Telser (Mail: victoria.telser@ur.de, Phone: +49 941 943 5776).

Professional prospects / competencies

Development of chemistry and chemistry education skills and competencies

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

In accordance with the examination regulations for teaching I (LPO I), §§ 34, 36 and 38, the following teaching practices are to be completed:

  • Occupational internship
  • Orientation internship
  • Pedagogic-didactic teaching practice
  • Teaching practice accompanying studies

Disciplines involved

No other disciplines are involved

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 7 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

210 ECTS credits overall; comprising 54 ECTS credits in the teaching subject, 12 ECTS credits in subject didactics, 70 ECTS credits in the didactics of primary school, 35 ECTS credits in education, 10 ECTS credits in the thesis, 15 ECTS credits in the elective area, 6 ECTS credits teaching practice, and a further 8 ECTS credits in education.

Language of instruction


Program can be started

Only in the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Subject matter interest coupled with educational interest; experience working with children and/or adolescents.

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission based on grades.

Please note, however, that you have to take part in an eligibility test.

Legal requirements for admission

The chemistry teaching qualification at Grundschule is not subject to any admission restrictions

Application deadline(s)

None (no application is required for national students).

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

After a successful application you can enroll. Information about the dates for enrollment and the required documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

Proof of foreign language qualification in English (level B2 GER) must be provided by the time of registration for the state examination if English is not chosen as Unterrichtsfach or as part of Didaktik der Grundschule (LPO I § 36).

Information on German language certificates for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty

Academic Counseling

Dr. Victoria Telser

Chemistry Building, room 14.4.83
Phone 0941 943-5776
E-Mail: victoria.telser@ur.de

Office hours by appointment


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