Mentoring Program

The aim of the mentoring program is to connect students of Teacher Education and students of Economic and Business Education from different semesters and subjects. The diverse range of courses offered enables students to network and acquire valuable skills and tips for their everyday study life and subsequent professional practice. Dealing with current topics from the debate on education provides the opportunity for a dialog alongside the university services. The program combines subject-related and social aspects. In this way, students can benefit from the wide range of services offered across subjects and semesters.

  • How is the program structured?

    • Kick-off event: At the beginning of the semester, to get an overview of the planned dates, to find topics and to get to know each other.
    • Teacher education café (2x/month): At the teacher education café, we talk about the Teacher Education program, semesters abroad, how to deal with stress, career prospects, and other teacher training-related topics over a cup of coffee.
    • Open consultation hours (weekly) – see below under contact. You can come here to ask all your questions about your studies, be they about help with the organization, learning tips, approaches to homework, or other topics.
    • Workshops: Since there is often no time in lectures to discuss questions of meaning, we want to create the space here to deal with the professional profile of teachers. Suggestions for topics are always welcome.
    • Joint activities: We also organize things that have nothing to do with your studies, such as a pub crawl, to ensure that the fun part is not lost.
    • Closing event: At the end of a semester, a review and evaluation of the program should not be forgotten. In addition, you can already think about whether you want to become a mentor in the coming semester.
  • What are the benefits of the program?

    • contact persons for (teacher-related) topics
    • … establish new contacts
    • exchange with other students of Teacher Education and Economic and Business Education
    • … discussing the professional profile of teachers
    • help with organizing and structuring of your studies
    • … organization of learning groups via ILIAS (link will be added)
  • Information for students

    • Who can participate?

    Bachelor’s students (of the programs in Teacher Education and Economic and Business Education) of all semesters and disciplines

    • How is the mentoring program structured?

    Kick-off and closing event at the beginning and the end of the program. Monthly events, including workshops, biweekly teacher education café, weekly open consultation hours in person

    • Do I have to apply?

    We kindly ask that you send a short e-mail to in advance so that we can better plan the events. Dropping by spontaneously without prior notification is, of course, also possible.

    • How do I stay up to date?

    Here on the homepage, you will always find the upcoming events. We also have a mailing list that we use to send all the information. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please e-mail us at

  • Information for mentors

    In the long term, the mentoring program is intended to be organized as a tandem project. We are looking for motivated mentors for this project. If you would like to share your knowledge and meet new people, please fill out the non-binding registration form below (will be added shortly). We will update you at the end of the year with more information on the process.

    Anyone in the fifth or higher semester can become a mentor!


During the semester, we offer an open consultation hour without prior registration. Time and place will be announced as early as possible.

Inga Benz, B.Ed.

Inga Benz, B.Ed.

Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft/Mentoringprogramm Lehramt
University of Mannheim
Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Bildungsinnovation (ZLBI)