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Deutsch / German (First State Examination/Extended Examination)

Program: Deutsch / German
Degree: First State Examination
Program length: 9 semesters / 4.5 years (240 ECTS points)
Start: Winter and Summer semesters


The study program of the "Deutsch / German" subject in the Teaching in Secondary Schools program is oriented based on the requirements of the practice of teaching German in secondary schools. The program imparts the subject-related and teaching-related principles for exercising the teaching profession in secondary schools and collects initial experiences in practical teaching in schools, following academic instruction. The program qualifies students for academic work and for the socially responsible execution of the teaching profession based on the acquired expertise; that is, through knowledge, qualifications and perspectives.

The university education provides future teachers with professional qualifications in order to analyze, plan, design and reflect educational processes in German teaching in schools.

Major topics

The "Deutsch / German" subject incorporates the required learning content specific to school teaching and the intended professional context of school teaching from all school-related German studies fields (Linguistics, Literature of the Middle Ages and Modern German Literature).

In addition to the subject-related analysis of these subjects, their preparation with respect to teaching methodology is also in the foreground of interest.


The teaching program in the "Deutsch / German" subject prepares you for your profession as a teacher, as well as for a wide and diverse range of other employment possibilities (e.g. extracurricular education, official authorities, publishers, teaching and research at university, etc.).

Of course, other options, such as a Master or Doctorate program, are also open to you.