At the University of Mannheim you will study all aspects qualifying you for a teaching position right from the beginning of your studies: your two subjects, Education Sciences, and Teaching Methodology. This way you will learn all the basics that are important for your future teaching profession at an early stage. During your first school placement you will gain insights into teaching at schools.
By the way: Should you realize in the course of the bachelor's program that becoming a teacher is not your dream job after all, the B.Ed. Teacher Education will qualify you for a wide variety of interesting master’s programs.
|Subject 1||70 ECTS credits|
|Subject 2||70 ECTS credits|
|Teaching Methodology||15 ECTS credits|
|Education Sciences including first school placement||19 ECTS credits|
|Bachelor's thesis||6 ECTS credits|
|180 ECTS credits|
The examination regulations are the most important document regarding your program. They list your rights and obligations as a student and constitute the legal basis of your studies. Therefore, it is crucial that you have read them and refer to them in case of questions.
The framework conditions for teacher education programs in Baden-Württemberg are regulated by the framework directive for teacher education programs (Rahmenvorgabenverordnung Lehramtsstudiengänge, RahmenVO-KM) of the Ministry of Education.
What courses do I take and when? What do I have to keep in mind with regard to my bachelor’s thesis? Whom can I contact in case I need help? You will find answers to these and many more questions regarding your program in the program handbook.
Program handbook B.Ed. Teacher Education (start of the program in 2020)
Program handbook B.Ed. Teacher Education (start of the program in 2019)
Program handbook B.Ed. Teacher Education (start of the program in 2018)
Program handbook B.Ed. Teacher Education (start of the program in 2017)
For most subjects you have to prove language skills as a prerequisite for your studies. But don't worry: You can also acquire the necessary proofs of language proficiency during your studies. Our information sheet provides you with detailed information on the deadlines you have to observe and any other useful information about proofs of language proficiency.
Information sheet on proofs of language proficiency
If you have to acquire the necessary language skills, proof of this is usually furnished by means of the language certificate issued by Studium Generale (please see the information sheet for further information). Please use the language certificate form below.
Language certificate form
Is teaching the right profession for me? What is it like to stand in front of a class? What are the tasks of a teacher? During your first school placement you will explore these and other questions and get a first insight into the day to day working life of a teacher.
For more information please visit the website of the Center for Teacher Education and Educational Innovation (ZLBI)
You will write your bachelor’s thesis in one of your two subjects. It is up to you to choose the subject. The time to complete the thesis is six weeks. As a rule, you will write your bachelor’s thesis during your sixth semester. Please see the program handbook for further information on the bachelor’s thesis.
By the end of the fifth semester, you need to earn research participation credit by taking part in ten hours of experiments. You will take part in studies and experiments conducted by the chairs for Education Sciences. For more information please refer to the website of the chairs for Education Sciences. There, you will also find information on how to find suitable studies and experiments.
Chair of Psychology of Education (Prof. Stefan Münzer)
Chair of Educational Psychology (Prof. Oliver Dickhäuser)
Assistant Professorship in Quality of Instruction in Heterogeneous Contexts (Prof. Karina Karst)
Fundamental Questions in Philosophy and Ethics (PD Dr. Ursula Baumann)
Chair of Didactics of Multilingualism