Teacher training at secondary schools (first state examination)

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The program trains secondary school teachers in two subjects, which can be freely selected and combined from the range of subjects.

For the subjects art, music and sports, an artistic entrance examination or a practical sports aptitude test must be taken. In addition to the teaching subjects, the core study program in education and social sciences is a compulsory part of the teacher training program at the University of Kassel. Graduates with the First State Examination for the teaching profession at Hauptschulen and Realschulen can apply for the pedagogical preparatory service. This is organized by state authorities, in Hesse by the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie, and takes place at study seminars and training schools. After the preparatory service, the second state examination is taken, which includes the teaching qualification for the teaching profession at Hauptschulen and Realschulen.

At a glance

Graduation: First state examination

Start: Winter semester

Duration/Scope: 7 semesters

Language of instruction: German

1 compulsory subject + 2 electives

Admission restriction (NC): No

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 education and social sciences core curriculum, the program basically includes two freely selectable teaching subjects.  

Language certificate and aptitude test

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

Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application deadline

annually 01.06. - 01.09.

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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