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For Prospective Students

Teacher Education at the University of Mannheim

Studying at the University of Mannheim is a dream come true for me - I get to study languages in a beautiful palace and, because of the university’s international orientation and the high number of students from around the world, I can practice speaking these languages on campus. Für mich ist mit meinem Studium an der Uni Mannheim definitiv ein Traum wahr geworden! If I had to choose where to study again, I would definitely pick Mannheim. The teachers are enthusiastic and prepare seminars on a variety of topics. This makes the program diverse and interesting.

Leunora Kalludra, student of the Teacher Education program: English and Spanish / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

I decided to enroll in the Teacher Education program at the University of Mannheim because of the university’s outstanding reputation. I also really liked the city’s character. The university’s international focus impresses me - it is partners with numerous universities around the world. I was able to spend a semester studying in England. The Teacher Education program is diverse and gives its students a thorough insight into the different disciplines.

Vincent Haardt, student of the Teacher Education program: Political Science and English / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

I chose to study at the University of Mannheim for one reason in particular: its variety. As a student of the teacher education program in Economics and Business Education, you are given a variety of study options. Besides learning about Teaching and Education Sciences, you gain a high quality education in Economics and Business Administration, and even take a few modules in Business Law. By studying at two schools, you get to meet all kinds of different people and learn about various subject areas. This all means that studying at the University of Mannheim is particularly interesting!

Paula Heil, student of the Teacher Education program: Economics and Business Administration and Political Science / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

    Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Teacher Education

  • At a glance

    Start of the program and period of studyThe program starts in the fall semester (at the beginning of September); 6 semesters
    Areas of study and ECTS credits180 ECTS credits in total: 70 for the first subject, 70 for the second subject, 19 in Education Sciences (including the first school placement), 15 in Teaching Methodology, and 6 for the bachelor's thesis
    International orientationSpending a semester abroad is recommended
    Languages of instructionGerman and, depending on the subject chosen, English, French, Italian, or Spanish, if appropriate
    ApplyingMay 15 - July 15
    Admission requirementsAbitur diploma/university entrance qualification, German language proficiency equivalent to level C1 (CEFR), additional language skills depending on the subject, Career Counselling for Teachers
    Selection criteriaGrade of the Abitur diploma/university entrance qualification, grades achieved in subjects, activities and achievements relevant to the program (e.g. internships, work experience, voluntary work)
    Non-selective subjectsInformatics, Italian, and Mathematics

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  • Our range of subjects

    Can choose from 11 subjects
    For detailed information on the individual subjects, please see the respective program description:

    • German
    • English 
    • French
    • History 
    • Informatics
    • Italian
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Political Science
    • Spanish
    • Economics and Business Administration

    Master of Education (M.Ed.) Teacher Education

  • At a glance

    Start of the program and period of studyThe program starts both in the fall semester (at the beginning of September) and in the spring semester (mid-February); 4 semesters (full-time)
    Areas of study and ECTS credits120 ECTS credits in total: 24 for the first subject, 24 for the second subject, 26 in Education Sciences, 15 in Teaching Methodology, 16 for the placement semester, and 15 for the master's thesis
    International orientationStudents can spend the placement semester or a regular semester abroad
    Languages of instructionGerman and, depending on the subject chosen, English, French, Italian, or Spanish, if appropriate
    ApplyingMarch 15 - May 31 and October 1 - November 15 
    Admission requirementsBachelor’s program with a focus on teacher education and professional qualification according to the selection statutes, German language proficiency equivalent to level C1 (CEFR), additional language skills depending on the subject, students can apply and start the program in parallel to their bachelor’s program with a minimum of 140 ECTS credits
    Non-selective subjectsAt present, all subjects are non-selective 

    Program description: Master of Education (M.Ed.) Teacher Education

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  • Our range of subjects

    Can choose from 11 subjects

    • German
    • English 
    • French
    • History 
    • Informatics
    • Italian
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Political Science
    • Spanish
    • Economics and Business Administration

    Master of Education (M.Ed.) Further subject in the Teacher Education programs

  • At a glance

    Start of the program and period of study The program starts in the fall semester (at the beginning of September); the structure is flexible
    Areas of study and ECTS credits120 ECTS credits in total: 90 for subject-specific courses, 15 in Teaching Methodology, and 15 for the master's thesis
    International orientationStudents can spend a semester abroad
    Languages of instructionGerman and, depending on the subject chosen, English, French, Italian, or Spanish, if appropriate
    ApplyingMarch 15 - May 31
    Admission requirementsBachelor’s program with a focus on teacher education according to the selection statutes, German language proficiency equivalent to level C1 (CEFR), additional language skills depending on the subject, students can apply and start the program in parallel to their bachelor’s program with a minimum of 24 ECTS credits
    Selection criteriaFinal or average grade of the bachelor's program, activities and achievements relevant to the program (e.g. internships, work experience, voluntary work), semesters abroad
    Subjects that do not need admissionInformatics, Italian, and Mathematics 

    Program description: Master of Education (M.Ed.) Further subject in the Teacher Education programs

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  • Our range of subjects

    Can choose from 10 subjects

    • German
    • English 
    • French
    • History 
    • Computer Science, Information Systems
    • Italian
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Political Science
    • Spanish

    Cooperations (Music and Fine Arts)

  • At a glance Music + second subject at the University of Mannheim

    Bachelor’s and master’s programs in Teacher Education

    Start of the cooperative program and period of study

    Bachelor's Programs

    Usually, the program starts both in the fall semester and in the spring semester (for more information please contact the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts); 8 semesters (full-time)

    Master's Programs*

    Usually, the program starts both in the fall semester and in the spring semester (for more information please contact the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts); 4 semesters (full-time)

    Start of the program and period of study at the University of Mannheim

    Bachelor's Programs

    The program starts in the fall semester (at the beginning of September); 6 semesters

    Master's Programs*

    The program starts both in the fall semester (at the beginning of September) and in the spring semester (mid-February); 4 semesters (full-time)

    Areas of study and ECTS credits

    Bachelor's Programs

    240 ECTS credits in total: 149 from the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts, 91 from the University of Mannheim (70 in the second subject, 11 in Education Sciences including the first school placement, 10 in Teaching Methodology)

    Master's Programs*

    120 ECTS credits in total: 48 from the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts, 41 from the University of Mannheim (24 in the second subject, 12 in Education Sciences, 5 in Teaching Methodology 5), 15 for elective modules in Education Sciences at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts and the University of Mannheim, 16 for the placement semester , 15 for the master's thesis

    Languages of instructionGerman and, depending on the subject chosen, English, French, Italian, or Spanish, if appropriate
    ApplyingVia the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts
    Registration at the University of MannheimYou will receive information from the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts in due time. 
    * The master's program is currently being planned and is expected to be introduced in the fall semester of 2019. Any information is therefore subject to change.

    Description of the cooperative program in Music (bachelor’s degree)   

    Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts 

  • At a glance Fine Arts + second subject at the University of Mannheim

    Bachelor’s program in Teacher Education

    Start of the cooperative program and period of studyUsually, the program starts in the fall semester (for more information please contact the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe); 8 semesters (full-time)
    Start of the program and period of study at the University of MannheimThe program starts in the fall semester (at the beginning of September); 6 semesters
    Areas of study and ECTS credits240 ECTS credits in total: 160 from the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, 80 from the University of Mannheim (70 in the second subject, 10 in Teaching Methodology)
    Languages of instructionGerman and, depending on the subject chosen, English, French, Italian, or Spanish, if appropriate
    ApplyingVia the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe
    Registration at the University of MannheimYou will receive information from the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe in due time. 
    It is envisaged to introduce the master's program in Fine Arts with a second subject at the University of Mannheim.  

    Description of the cooperative program in Fine Arts (bachelor’s degree)

    State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe

  • Our range of subjects

    You can choose from 11 subjects to complement your first subject (Music or Fine Arts)

    • German
    • English 
    • French
    • History 
    • Informatics
    • Italian
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Political Science
    • Spanish
    • Economics and Business Administration

Please note: If you would like to apply for a cooperative program of study, please send your application directly to the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts or to the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe.

Please do not apply to the University of Mannheim! During the first two semesters you will learn from your higher education institution how to start your second subject at the University of Mannheim.


Advising and contact

Sarah Kern

Sarah Kern

Program Manager for Teacher Education Programs
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University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Schloss – Room EO 286
68131 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Open consultation hours and telephone service hours are cancelled until further notice. Please contact me via e–mail.