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History - 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



Students acquire in-depth knowledge in the study of history in the various sub-subjects (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Bavarian History) and history didactics.

Professional prospects / competencies

Working techniques of the historian/humanities scholar; preparation of historical content as a high school teacher.

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


Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Sound general education; linguistic confidence (oral and written); enjoyment in dealing with texts; interest in political-historical issues beyond the school horizon.

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)

None (for national applicants)

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

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

Language skills needed

Latin as well as another foreign language (need to be demonstrated until registering for the state examination)

Information on German language certificates for foreign 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 German language proficiency for international student

Contact within the faculty

Degree program coordination

Karsten Barf
Phone 0941 943-5657
E-Mail karsten.barf@geschichte.uni-regensburg.de


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