Teacher Education

Study a program in Teacher Education or Economic or Business Education

With the programs in Teacher Education and Economic and Business Education, the University of Mannheim offers two multi-faceted programs to become a teacher. With a master's degree in Teacher Education or Economic and Business Education, graduates can start the preparatory service (Referendariat) and work at a secondary school (allgemeinbildendes Gymnasium) or a vocational school (berufliche Schule). With an interdisciplinary degree in Economic and Business Education, you can also start a business career.

Teacher Education

Which subjects are offered and how is the program structured?

Economic and Business Education

Expert knowledge and didactics combined – these are the benefits of this program.

Advice for prospective students

The Center for Teacher Education and Educational Innovation provides advice for prospective students when it comes to the teaching profession and teacher eduaction in Baden-Württemberg. This includes general advice on the profession, ways to become a teacher, working at a school and the programs available at the University of Mannheim – for example at the information days and other information events for pupils on campus or online – and in presentations at schools and career fairs.

Becoming a teacher

The Teacher Education team at the ZLBI is also the point of contact for students in Teacher Education programs as well as in Economic and Business Education who want to become teachers. We provide advice on the teaching professions, the way to become a teacher, working at schools, the practical elements of the Teacher Education programs and the preparatory service. In the bachelor's program in Teacher Education, the ZLBI contributes to designing, organizing, and conducting the  first school placement.

more information on becoming a teacher

Contact and advice

OStR Dr. Georg Matthias Schneider

OStR Dr. Georg Matthias Schneider

Managing Director and Head of Teacher Education
University of Mannheim
Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Bildungsinnovation (ZLBI)
Schloss, Ehrenhof Ost, EO 085
Ehrenhof Ost – Room EO 085
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Appointments for virtual consultations are possible. Please send an email to schneider(at)zlbi.uni-mannheim.de.