Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education

In addition to a subject-specific Master's degree, the «Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education» program provides training in the methods and principles of teaching, enabling graduates to teach at upper secondary level.

General information

In order to teach at upper secondary level, both a subject-specific education and training in didactics are required. You will find information on subject-specific education below.

Training in didactics takes place as part of the Teaching Diploma degree program. This is offered and administered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For additional information, please see the website for the Teaching Diploma at the Institute of Education.

Institute of Education

Admission to the Teaching Diploma program

You will find detailed information on the requirements for and admission to the Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education program on the website of the Institute of Education.

Requirements and information on admission to the Teaching Diploma program

We recommend finding out about the admission requirements for the Teaching Diploma program as early as possible. Careful planning will give you the opportunity to incorporate the subject-specific requirements into your normal studies (Bachelor's and Master's programs).

Economics and Law as a teaching subject

As a Business and Economics student, you require the following subject-specific education according to appendix 2.5 of the program regulations for the Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education in order to pursue Economics and Law as a teaching subject:

  • 90 ECTS credits of course content from a major study program at Bachelor’s level in Business and Economics (compare table below «Subareas WWF»)
  • A Master's degree in Business and Economics (major 90 ECTS credits, incl. Master’s thesis)
  • At least 30 ECTS credits from the field of law
Subareas WWF* ECTS Credits
All modules of the assessment level (except the module «Informatics and Economy») 57
Common compulsory area of the advanced level Bachelor (except the modules «Einführung in die empirische Wirtschaftsforschung» and «Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten» 18
Optional modules from the core elective area BWL 1 - 6 or ECON 1 - 3 15

*The above list includes both 30 ECTS credits of business administration and
30 ECTS credits of economics modules.

The compulsory modules can be repeated once. The core elective modules can be repeated once each or substituted by other modules of the core elective areas.

These 30 ECTS credits from the field of law are based on the course program defined in Appendix 2.5 of the program regulations for the Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education. You can incorporate these ECTS credits into your studies in Business and Economics as follows:

  • By completing the minor program in Law during your Bachelor's program.
  • Doing so, you choose the modules that are also part of the Teaching Diploma program.

If you complete the modules without taking the minor program in Law, they may only be transferred toward the Bachelor's program within the scope of the free elective area.

For additional information on Economics and Law as a teaching subject, go to the Institute of Education website or to the website of the Faculty of Law.

Economics and Law as a teaching subject

Faculty of Law

Informatics as 1. teaching subject

To take Informatics as a first teaching subject in combination with a second teaching subject, you require according to appendix 2.4 of the program regulations for the Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary Education the following specialized academic education:

  • 60 ECTS credits of content from a major study program at Bachelor’s level in informatics (compare table below «Subareas Bachelor’s study program»).
  • Master's degree in Informatics (Major 90 ECTS credits, incl. Master's thesis).
Subareas Bachelor's study program ECTS Credits
Informatics I 6
Informatics II 6
People-Oriented Computing 6
Foundations of Computing I 6
Database Systems 6
Software Construction 6
Software Engineering 3
Software Engineering Lab 6
Elective area Informatics 15

The compulsory modules can be repeated once. The elective modules can each be repeated once or substituted by other modules from the elective area in Informatics.

The second teaching subject must be worth at least 90 ECTS credits. To ensure that this counts fully toward your studies, select the following combinations:

  • Bachelor: Major program in Informatics with Natural Sciences (120 ECTS credits) with a minor program in the Faculty of Science (60 ECTS credits)
  • Master: Any major program in the Informatics degree program (90 ECTS credits) with the consecutive minor program in the Faculty of Science (30 ECTS credits)

Note the Teaching Diploma regulations and the information provided by the Faculty of Science for the exact subject-specific requirements for the second teaching subject.

Teaching Diploma regulations

Faculty of Science regulations

For additional information on Informatics as a teaching subject, go to the Institute of Education website.

Informatics as a teaching subject

Informatics as 2nd or additional teaching subject

To take Informatics as a second or additional teaching subject, you need the following specialized academic education:

  • 60 ECTS credits of content from a minor study program at Bachelor's level in Informatics (compare table below «Subareas Bachelor's study program»).
  • 30 ECTS credits of content from a minor study program at Master's level in Informatics (see compare table below «Areas Master's study program»).
Subareas Bachelor's study program ECTS Credits
Informatics I 6
Informatics II 6
People-Oriented Computing 6
Foundations of Computing I 6
Database Systems 6
Software Construction 6
Software Engineering 3
Software Engineering Lab 6
Elective area Informatics 15
Areas Master's study program ECTS Credits
Elective area Informatics 18
Minor area Informatics 12

The compulsory modules can be repeated once. The elective modules can each be repeated once or substituted by other modules from the elective area or minor area in Informatics.

Further information on the teaching subject of Informatics can be found on the website of the Institute of Education.

Informatics as a teaching subject