Elementary School Teaching Certificate (First State Examination)

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Become an elementary school teacher in Kassel!

In addition to the two compulsory subjects Mathematics and German, you will take a third teaching subject from the range of courses offered by the University of Kassel in the degree program "Teacher Training at Elementary Schools". In addition to the three teaching subjects, you will take the sub-course " Educational and Social Sciences Core Studies", in which you will acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of education, psychology and the social sciences. Practical school phases are also an integral part of the program. In addition to a five-week basic internship in the 2nd or 3rd semester, you will complete a practical semester in the 4th or 5th semester, during which you will conduct your first teaching experiments and learn to scientifically reflect on your role as a future teacher. The program ends with the First State Examination. Afterwards, you can apply to a Studienseminar for the pedagogical preparatory service, which you complete with the Second State Examination.

At a glance

Graduation: First state examination

Start: Winter semester

Duration/Scope: 7 semesters

Language of instruction: German

3 compulsory subjects + 1 elective subject

Admission restriction (NC): Yes
The admission restriction applies to the entire program.

Access requirement

For this degree program you need one of the following degrees:

A good overview of the various degrees and their differences can be found on the website "Zugangsvoraussetzungen" of the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

In addition to the core studies in education and social sciences, the course of study always consists of the compulsory subjects of mathematics and German as well as an elective subject.

Electives: language certificate and proficiency test

For the elective subject English you have to submit a language certificate . Without proof, admission to the study program is not possible. The application procedure for the subjects art, music and sports includes participation in an entrance or aptitude test. You can only apply for this subject after you have passed the entrance exam.

Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application deadline

annually 01.06. - 15.07.

You apply for this degree program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

With a  school-leaving certificate acquiredabroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply for this study program?

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