Secondary Education

Secondary Education (Teaching degree)

Are you thinking about becoming a teacher and accompanying pupils on their journey? In the teaching degree program for secondary education, you will become an expert in your chosen subjects and learn how to prepare students for their future careers.

Find out about the structure of the teaching degree program and convince yourself of the advantages of studying at FAU.

What is the degree program about?

The teaching degree program is the first step on the way to becoming a teacher. It is a scientific course of studies that prepares you professionally and theoretically for the various aspects of your later professional life.

As a teacher at secondary school, you will later mainly teach your two chosen subjects, which is why the focus during your studies is on these two subjects.

Compared to the Gymnasium teaching degree program, you will go into somewhat less depth in terms of subject matter. Nevertheless, the specialized knowledge that you will be taught in these subjects at university is significantly more extensive than what you are familiar with from school. In addition to the specialized knowledge, you will also deal with how to structure learning content in a meaningful way and how to design learning situations that are educationally effective for different students.

Below you will see in more details which sub-areas you can expect in your studies.

The program also prepares you for the First State Examination (Staatsexamen), which concludes the program. After the studies, the preparatory service follows, also called Referendariat. There you will be prepared practically for your work as a teacher.

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Do you need help or more information?

Our Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) is the central point of contact for all questions about studying and starting a degree programme. Our Student Service Centres and subject advisors support you in planning your studies.