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Chemistry - Teaching Qualification Mittelschule


Teaching Qualification: Mittelschule

Program structure

Mittelschule 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
  • 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.

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

Information about the school internship can be found on the homepage of the chemistry didactics. The chemical internships can be found in the module descriptions.

Disciplines involved

No other subjects are involved in the chemistry - teaching qualification Mittelschule.

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 a subject group in school type mittelschule, 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

In the winter and summer semester (if you start your studies in the summer semester, you are strongly recommended to consult the academic advisor)

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.

Legal requirements for admission

The chemistry teaching degree at Mittelschule 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

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 can be found here.

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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