Teacher training

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Exciting teacher training programs await you at the University of Kassel, offering you the freedom to combine a wide range of subjects according to your interests. Regardless of whether you are passionate about elementary school, Hauptschule, Realschule, Gymnasium, or vocational school, the variety of subject combinations allows you to shape your own personal educational path as a teacher:in. 

Teaching profession at general schools (first state examination)

Elementary school

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Secondary and high school

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High school

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Special education (from 2024/25)

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The possible combinations of subjects vary depending on the type of school chosen. However, one subject is always compulsory: the "core studies".

The teaching subjects
Prof. Hedda Bennewitz explains core studies

Teacher training at vocational schools (Bachelor's degree)

Vocational education - metal technology and electrical engineering

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Business Education

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Vocational Education in Health (cooperative study program with Fulda University of Applied Sciences)

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The teaching subjects

Here you can compare the study programs based on the teaching subjects:

German, English

English, German

French, German

Core studies

Art

Mathematics

Music

Religion (Protestant or Catholic)

Physical education

Sport


The course comprises 4 subjects. The 3 compulsory subjects are underlined. A further subject is optional. One of the three subjects is an (intensive) long subject, the other two subjects are short subjects. Music, art and sport are automatically studied as long subjects.

Industrial science

Biology

Chemistry

German, English

English, French

French, German

History

Core studies

Art

music

Physics

Politics and Economics

Religion (Protestant or Catholic)

Spanish

Sport


The course comprises 3 subjects. The compulsory subject is underlined. Two further subjects are optional.

Biology

Chemistry

German, English

English, German

French, German

History

Core studies

Art

Mathematics

music

Philosophy

Physics

Politics and economics

Religion (Protestant or Catholic)

Spanish

Sport


The course comprises 3 subjects. The compulsory subject is underlined. Two further subjects can be chosen. Art and music cannot be combined.

Chemistry

German, English

English, German

French and German

Core studies

Mathematics

Metal or electrical engineering

Physics

Politics and economics

Religion (Protestant or Catholic)

Spanish

Sport


The course consists of the underlined main subject and one optional subject.

Chemistry

German, English

English, German

French and German

Core studies

Mathematics

Physics

Politics and Economics

Religion (Protestant or Catholic)

Spanish

Sports

Business, labor and social law

Business education


The course consists of the underlined main subject and one optional subject.

Chemistry

German, English

English, German

French, German

Health

Core studies

Mathematics

Physics

Politics and Economics

Religion (Protestant or Catholic)

Spanish


The core subject and possibly a second subject are studied in Kassel. The main subject and, if applicable, a specific subject in Fulda.

Individual focus in the teacher training program

There are also additional specialization options in the teacher education program. Here are our topics:

  • KuPra - Cultural Practice in Schools.
  • Talking about sexualized violence in the (religion) classroom
  • Theological conversations
  • Study elements of inclusive education
  • InterESD - Internationalization and Education for Sustainable Development
  • Interreligious competence

Individual focus in the teacher training program: More on the web of the Center for Teacher Education

News

Introduction of the degree program in special education (L5) with a focus on inclusion in the winter semester 2024/25

At the University of Kassel, the degree program in special education with a focus on inclusion is to be introduced in the winter semester 2024/25. Further information will follow. Prospective students can already register for a mailing list.

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Research portal for teacher:in-service training activated

The results of the research of the Kassel Teacher:in Education can now be found bundled in one web presence. The diverse projects give you a first insight into the topics to which research in the subject sciences, subject didactics and educational sciences is dedicated.

Research portal for teacher:in-service training activated: Forward

Changes in the teacher training program in Hesse for the beginning of the winter semester 2023/2024

The legal basis for teacher training programs in Hesse is changing with a new version of the Hessian Teacher Training Act.

There will be new module examination regulations for all students beginning studies in the teacher training programs for elementary schools (L1), for secondary modern schools (L2) and for high schools (L3) from the winter semester 2023/2024.


What is a module examination regulation?
Modules are several courses that belong together methodically and in terms of content. The module examination regulations describe the modules of a study program.



For all student teachers who are already studying, nothing will change for the coming winter semester 2023/2024. They will be informed in good time in the winter semester about possible changes.

Should know

Center for Teacher:ing Education (ZLB)

The Center for Teacher Education is a scientific institution and networks all those involved in teacher:ing education - internally and externally (e.g. with the Hessian Teacher Academy). The ZLB also advises and informs students within the framework of a special teacher training consultation hour.

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