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Teacher Education at the University of Mannheim

As a small university, the University of Mannheim can fully exploit its strengths in Teacher Education. Whether in one of the eleven subjects, in Education Sciences, or in Teaching Methodology, you will always benefit from good teaching, an ideal learning environment, and personal contact with the teachers and staff. In our Teacher Education programs, you will deal with teaching-related topics right from the start of your studies. Special courses such as service-learning seminars and the first school placement make for a perfect combination of theory and practice. In addition, current challenges such as multilingualism and teaching linguistically and culturally diverse groups of pupils are addressed.

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The Teacher Education programs at a glance

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Teacher Education

6 semesters - 180 ECTS credits - 2 out of 11 subjects - Education Sciences - Teaching Methodology - first school placement 

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher Education

4 semesters - 120 ECTS credits - 2 out of 11 subjects - Education Sciences - Teaching Methodology - placement semester 

Further subject of the master’s program in Teacher Education

120 ECTS credits - flexible program structure - 1 out of 10 subjects - Teaching Methodology 

Cooperations (Music and Fine Arts)

You will study Music at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts or Fine Arts at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe + a second subject at the University of Mannheim.

Theory meets practice

Service Learning: Gain practical teaching experience at school. Learn the theory behind it at university. All in one course.

Teacher Education for Gymnasium (in phaseout)

10 semesters - 300 ECTS credits - 2 out of 10 subjects - Education Sciences - Teaching Methodology - placement semester 

Preparatory service (Referendariat)

What are the next steps after graduation? Learn more about the Referendariat at a secondary school or vocational school. 

Teacher

The most beautiful profession in the world? Yes, of course! What requirements do I have to meet? What do I have to expect when teaching at a school? 


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You would like to become a teacher?

Then we have the right program for you!
Read more about the teacher education programs offered at the University of Mannheim.


    Advising and contact

  • Program Manager

    The program manager will answer all your questions about the programs of study and on organizing your studies such as questions about the application process, the program structure, and the course of study. 

    Sarah Kern

    Sarah Kern

    Program Manager for Teacher Education Programs
    University of Mannheim
    School of Humanities
    Kaiserring 14–16 – Room 612 (6th floor)
    68161 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    Open consultation hours and telephone service hours are cancelled until further notice. Please contact me via e–mail.
  • Center for Teacher Education and Educational Innovation (ZLBI)

    The Center for Teacher Education and Educational Innovation (ZLBI) is your point of contact for the first school placement and the service-learning seminars and advises you on the career as secondary school teachers as well as on the preparatory service.

     

     

    Julia Derkau

    Julia Derkau

    Bereich Bildungsinnovation
    Geschäftsführung ZLBI: lehrerbildung@zlbi.uni-mannheim.de
    University of Mannheim
    Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Bildungsinnovation Kaiserring 10-11 – Room 601 (6th floor)
    68161 Mannheim
    OStR Georg Matthias Schneider

    OStR Georg Matthias Schneider

    Bereich Lehrerbildung
    University of Mannheim
    Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Bildungsinnovation Kaiserring 10-16 – Room 602
    68161 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1962
    Fax: +49 621 181-2195
    E-mail: lehrerbildung(at)zlbi.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon 1–3 p.m. and Tue 10 a.m.–noon (mit Anmeldung);
    by phone: Mon 3–4 p.m.