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French - Teaching Qualification Gymnasium


Teaching Qualification: Gymnasium

Program structure

Gymnasium teaching degree: Two teaching subjects are combined. In addition, the course of study is supplemented by the study of educational science. This results in the following combination of subjects:

  • 2 teaching 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



The program provides assured competencies in French literature, culture and linguistics as well as expert language skills in French and knowledge of the French cultural area.

Professional prospects / competencies

  • sound knowledge of the French language at level C2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • profound knowledge of cultural, literary and linguistic studies
  • didactic and pedagogical skills

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

Not specified

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 9 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

270 ECTS credits overall;
comprising 92 ECTS credits for each teaching subject, 10 ECTS credits in each subject didactics, 35 ECTS credits in education, 10 ECTS credits in the thesis, 15 ECTS credits in the elective area, 6 ECTS credits teaching practice.

Language of instruction

German, French

Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Enthusiasm for working with children and young people, enjoyment of the French language, openness and tolerance.

Restricted admittance

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

Legal requirements for admission

Prerequisite is the general university entrance qualification, the subject-related university entrance qualification or a professional qualification.

Application deadline(s)

An application is not necessary, because the degree program does not have restricted admission.

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

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

Language skills needed

  • small or large Latinum or assured knowledge of Latin
  • sound knowledge of the French language at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages is strongly recommended.
  • A placement test (French) is offered. Information on this can be found under the heading Info for first-year students on the homepage of the Institute of Romance Studies.

Information regarding German language proficency for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrars Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty

Dr. Edith Szlezák
Sammelgebäude, room S 1.22
Phone 0941 943-3639
E-Mail edith.szlezak@ur.de


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