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.
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.
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: €194.30 (further information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: €650
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:
German ♦ English ♦ French ♦ History ♦ Informatics ♦ Italian ♦ Mathematics ♦ Philosophy/
For more information on the content, please see the program descriptions of the bachelor’s programs in Teacher Education to which we link above.
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.
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.
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.
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
The master's program in Teacher Education is based on the bachelor's program in Teacher Education. Another teaching-related bachelor’s degree or a bachelor’s degree including teaching-related elements is sufficient if the subject-related competencies acquired in the program of study are equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Teacher Education. The following requirements must be met:
You can start the master's program in Teacher Education: Extension Subject when still completing the bachelor's degree (conditional admission). It is possible to study the master's program in Teacher Education: Extension Subject while completing the bachelor's program in Teacher Education or the master's program in Teacher Education at the University of Mannheim.
Language requirements: This program requires proof of proficiency in German on C1 Level. For more information, please see here. Other language skills depend on the respective subjects chosen (and may be acquired later on). Language skills may be proven by subjects taken in school or a language test. For more details, please see the information sheet for proofs of language proficiency.
If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s program by the application deadline, you may still be admitted to the master’s program as long as you provide proof that you have obtained at least 24 ECTS credits in your bachelor's program. Taking courses in the specialization area (Vertiefung) is only possible if you have completed your bachelor's degree.
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.
The application deadline for fall semesters starts on 1 April and ends on 31 May.
It is not possible to apply for the spring semester.
The University of Mannheim is the most popular university in Germany
In the students' vote on the Studycheck.de platform, the University of Mannheim has reached the top position among all universities. This makes the University of Mannheim the most popular university in Germany.
read more about the award (in German)