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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 Spanish literature, culture and linguistics as well as expert language skills in Spanish and knowledge of the Spanish cultural area.

Professional prospects / competencies

  • sound knowledge of the Spanish language at level C1.2 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, Spanish

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 Spanish language, openness and tolerance.

Restricted admittance

No restricted admittance based on grades

Legal requirements for admission

General university entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification or vocational qualification.

Application deadline(s)

An application is not necessary, as the program is not admission restricted.

Please note the dates of the aptitude test in the section information for first-year students on the homepage of the Institute of Romance Studies.

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

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

Language skills needed

  • small or large Latinum or assured knowledge of Latin
  • The study program does not necessarily require Spanish language skills; they can be acquired during the course of the first two semesters (level B1/B2 CEFR).
  • A placement test (Spanish) is offered.
  • More information under the heading Info for first-year students on the homepage of the Institute of Romance Studies.

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 Registrar's 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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