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Protestant Religious Education - 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

Excursions and block seminars, in cooperation with foreign universities, enrich the range of courses. A stay abroad as part of your studies is possible.


The teacher training programs in the field of Protestant Theology include the modularized study of the following sub-subjects:

  • Systematic Theology
  • Church history
  • Religious education and didactics
  • Biblical studies
  • Religious Studies

Professional prospects / competencies

The degree program is designed in such a way that the student acquires knowledge in the areas of systematic theology, church history, religious education, biblical studies, and religious studies, by completing the various modules and understands the central methods and working methods of the subject. Central theological questions are linked to practical teaching in the course of study. The successful completion of the study of Protestant Theology/Religious Education entitles you to participate in the second phase of teacher training (trainee teacher internship).

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 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 summer and winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Interest in theological topics and questions, willingness to read academic texts. Pedagogical skills and enjoying dealing with children and young people.

Restricted admittance

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

Legal requirements for admission

The prerequisite is the general higher education entrance qualification, a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or a professional qualification.

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 CEFR) is required until registration for the state examination if English is not chosen as a teaching subject or as part of the didactics of primary school (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

Prof. Dr. Michael Fricke
Chair of Religious Education and Didactics of Religious Education
Phone 0941 943-3751


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