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Russian - Teaching Qualification Gymnasium


Teaching Qualification: Gymnasium - only in combination with English as 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



In addition to the Russian language courses (target reference level C1+ by CEFR), the program offers specific specialized courses on Russian linguistics, literature and cultural studies as well as on the particular didactics of teaching Russian as a foreign and/or heritage language.

Professional prospects / competencies

Students gain competency in organizing Russian language programm and teaching Russian for the school type "Gymnasium". They are able to approach and solve specific issues in teaching Russian as a foreign and/or heritage language in a problem-solving manner. 

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

Institute for Slavic Studies

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?

All students should have an interest in teaching Russian culture, literature and language.

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

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

Language skills needed


Information on German language proficiency for international student

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


Coordination of the Slavic Studies program
Kerstin Schicker, M.A. PT building, room 3.3.24
Phone: 0941/943-3400
E-Mail: kerstin.schicker@ur.de
Office Hour: Tuesday 9 - 11 am



Linguistics and cultural studies
Dr. phil. Natalia Brüggemann
PT building, room 3.3.28
Phone: 0941/943-3404
E-Mail: natalia.brueggemann@ur.de
Office Hour: Tuesday 3-4 pm

Literature, Culture and Media Studies
Dr. Oleksander Zabirko
PT building, room 3.3.09
Phone: 0941/943-3365
E-Mail: oleksander.zabirko@ur.de
Office Hours: Monday 10 - 12 am



Lektorat Russisch
Dr. Kristina Senft
PT building, room 3.3.27
Phone: 0941-943-3403
E-Mail: kristina.senft@ur.de
Office Hours: by appointment


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