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Master's Program in Teacher Education: Extension Subject

The University of Mannheim offers excellent Teacher Education programs. As students, we receive an exceptional academic training in subject-specific topics complemented by courses in Teaching Methodology and Education Science that have a strong practical orientation, thus preparing us very well for our future daily routine as teachers. Furthermore, we have the opportunity to choose a third subject, the so-called extension subject in the master's program in Teacher Education, while still in the bachelor’s program. This way, it is possible to pursue one’s own interests and even improve one’s career prospects without having to extend the duration of the program. This is the reason why the University of Mannheim is an outstanding university to study Teacher Education.

Sören Hengstberger, student in the master’s program in Teacher Education: Economics, Political Science, and German Studies / Credit: Jula Jacob
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Taking up your studies at the University of Mannheim is a great choice due to the fantastic campus and the familiar atmosphere that exists among students and teachers. The English, History, and Political Science departments offer exciting and highly varied courses each semester. In addition, with more than 450 partner universities around the world, the University of Mannheim offers students the unique opportunity to spend part of their studies abroad.

Nils Roßnagel, student in the master’s program in Teacher Education: English, History, Political Science / Credit: Jula Jacob
  • Program facts and information

    Degree: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

    ECTS credits: 120

    Language of instruction: German and, depending on the subjects chosen, English, French, Italian, or Spanish

    Language requirements: German (click here for information on the proof of language proficiency)
    Further language requirements depend on the subject chosen (and may be acquired later on). Language skills that have been acquired in school or a language test may serve as proof. For further information see the information sheet on language proficiency.

    Program start: Fall semester (September) Academic calendar

    School: depends on the subjects chosen (School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, School of Business Informatics and Mathematics)

    Semester fee: EUR 204.30 (more information)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: EUR 1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: EUR 650

  • Program overview

    With the master’s program in Teacher Education: Extension Subject students and graduates of the programs in Teacher Education have the option to study an additional third subject. Graduates can teach the extension subject as third subject at secondary schools (allgemeinbildende Gymnasien) or vocational schools at all levels. At the University of Mannheim, you can study the master’s program in Teacher Education: Extension Subject at the same time as the bachelor’s program in Teacher Education (starting in the third semester) or at the same time as the master’s program in Teacher Education at the University of Mannheim.

    Students acquire and deepen their knowledge of the fundamentals of the subject and learn the subject-specific didactics. Graduates have extensive knowledge of the relevant subject and have acquired the competencies required to teach the subject at all levels.

    You can choose from the following subjects:

    GermanEnglishFrench ♦ HistoryInformaticsItalianMathematics ♦ Philosophy/EthicsPolitical Science ♦ Spanish

    For more information on the content, please see the program descriptions of the bachelor’s programs in Teacher Education to which we link above.

    Visualization of the program's structure
     

  • Why study the extension subject of the master's program in Teacher Education at the University of Mannheim?

    Graduates of the master's program in Teacher Education: Extension Subject have studied a third subject as additional qualification. They are able to teach the subject at all levels, which increases their professional opportunities.

    Students enrolled in the Teacher Education programs are appreciative of the great support they receive throughout their studies, of being able to work in small groups and benefiting from the broad and diverse curriculum of the individual subjects. The program managers, the Student Services team, the subject-specific advisors and our teachers are happy to answer any questions you may have.

    The School of Humanities as well as the School of Social Sciences, and the Departments of Business Informatics and Mathematics have an excellent reputation in Germany (see the ranking results). With 450 partner universities and students from more than 100 countries, Mannheim is one of the most international universities in Germany and offers an inspiring environment for excellent research and teaching.

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates of the master's program in Teacher Education: Extension subject have a third subject as additional qualification and are able to teach the subject at all levels of secondary school, which increases their professional options. Graduates can teach the extension subject at secondary schools and vocational schools.

    For two of the tree subject studied, you will complete the preparatory service (Vorbereitungsdienst) after university. In order to teach the third subject, you will need an exercise teaching assignment (Übungslehrauftrag), an additional qualification and an examination.

  • Required interests and skills

    Students of the master's program in Teacher Education: Extension Subject should

    • be enthusiastic about the subject,
    • have fun imparting specialist content,
    • enjoy the challenges of studying an additional discipline,
    • be able to reflect,
    • have the ability and motivation to transfer and apply the scientific content of a university program of study to the practice.
  • Program structure

    Studying abroad
    In the teacher education programs, there are diverse and exciting opportunities for studying abroad. The University of Mannheim has a great network and is partners with 450 universities around the world. The International Office is happy to support you in organizing a stay abroad. In the master's program in Teacher Education: Extension subject, studying abroad is optional. However, students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad. If you are completing the bachelor's program or the master's program in Teacher Education at the same time, you can decide the program and subject for which you want to plan a semester abroad.

  • Continuing Education

    Certificate programs
    Strengthen your potential, deepen your knowledge, find solutions for challenges we will face tomorrow – there are many good reasons to think outside the box, get to know and try out new things even during your studies.

    At the University of Mannheim, you can do this in the “Studium Oecologicum” which focuses on sustainability. In our certificate program, you will acquire interdisciplinary expert knowledge which can help you to act ethically and to make holistic decisions.

    Continuing education services in academics

    Language courses
    Making language learning easier: No matter if you want to learn Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish or Norwegian, take the Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE), The European Language Certificates (telc) or the TOEFL test – each semester, the University of Mannheim offers language courses and language certificates in more than 16 languages for students and non-university members, online and on campus!

    Language courses at the University of Mannheim

    Studium Generale
    Are you interested in IT or communication trainings or theater, music, or drawing courses? Studium Generale has a vast range of courses available to all.

    Current Studium Generale program

  • Doctorates

    Successful graduates of the master’s program can earn a doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim. The offer varies according to school and subject.

    General information on doctoral studies at the University of Mannheim

  • Admission requirements and selection

    In our selection process, we take numerous criteria into account. For more details, please check the selection statutes (see below). Be bold! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

    German, English, French, History, Informatics, Italian, Mathematics, Philosophy/Ethics, Political Science, Spanish

    Admission requirements

    If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree, you may still apply for a master’s program as long as will provide a proof that you have obtained at least 24 ECTS credits.

    • Successful completion of a bachelor’s program in Teacher Education qualifying graduates to teach at secondary schools (Gymnasium) and including two subjects and their Teaching Methodology, Education Sciences and teaching practice or a first degree which includes teacher education for Gymnasium at a higher education institution in Germany or abroad (also Berufsakademie), corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits or a period of study of at least three years
      • In exceptional cases, it is possible to be admitted after having completed a bachelor’s program which includes teaching-related elements to the same degree and corresponds to at least 180 ECTS credits or a regular period of study of at least three years
    • Proof of proficiency in other languages (depending on the subject)
    • Proof of proficiency in German

    Selection criteria

    • The final grade or for students still completing their degree – the preliminary grade average of the bachelor's program
    • Professional activities (vocational training, work experiences, or internships), voluntary services as well as academic experiences (working as student assistant, teaching experience) proving the eligibility for the subject chosen in the master’s program
    • semester abroad (during the bachelor’s program)

    Selection statutes
    Under “Admission requirements and selection” we have compiled the most important selection criteria of the program for you. For more detailed explanations of the selection process and the legally binding requirements of the degree program, please refer to the selection statutes.

  • Application

    Application deadline
    The application deadline for fall semesters starts on 10 April and ends on 31 May.

    It is not possible to apply for the spring semester.

Contact

Sarah Kern, M.A.

Sarah Kern, M.A.

Program Manager for Teacher Education Programs
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Schloss – Room EO 286
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue 10–12 a.m. – Online consultation hours
&
Wed 10–12 a.m. – Office consultation hours

Please book an appointment for the consultation hours via https://www.phil.uni-mannheim.de/en/academics/virtual-office-hours/
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Program Manager for Teacher Education Programs
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Schloss – Room EO 286
68161 Mannheim
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