The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) course encompasses two subjects, including their relevant teaching methodology, as well as the subject Educational Sciences.
Subjects on offer
| German || English || Protestant Religious Education
| French || Geography || History
| Greek || Computer Science || Italian
| Catholic Religious Education || Latein || Mathematics
| Music || Philosophy || Physics
| Russian || Sociology || Spanish
| Sport |
All other subjects can be combined as desired.
A special feature of the teacher training based Bachelor’s courses in Rhineland-Palatinate is their polyvalent focus. In this case, polyvalence means that the first four semesters of the Bachelor course are not tailored to a specific type of school. Only from the fifth semester do students begin to focus on a specific school type. Degrees obtained within the Rhineland-Palatinate region in the Bachelor of Education are recognized with the same school-type-specific focus with no equivalence examination required. At JGU, students taking the Bachelor of Education course can focus on teaching at secondary schools from the third semester. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) is therefore only open to students studying to teach at secondary schools.
The Bachelor’s thesis for B.Ed. can also be written in the field of Educational Sciences and must be completed in a different subject to the Master’s thesis.
There are no admission restrictions for transferring from B.Ed. to M.Ed. in Rhineland-Palatinate.
Practical teaching experience
Teaching practice at schools is intended to incorporate elements of professional experience into the course. The practical teaching experience will help students to establish an early, academically founded understanding of how to act in professional situations. Teaching practice also allows students to assess their personal suitability for and interest in becoming a teacher. The introductory practical course should be completed at different types of school. (One of the introductory practical courses can be replaced with an internship at an external learning or training establishment, e.g. nursery, or assessor work as part of the tasteMINT offer from the Ada-Lovelace project at JGU.)
Introductory Practical Course 1: 15 days of teaching, after the first semester of the Bachelor’s course (3 CP)
Introductory Practical Course 2: 15 days of teaching, usually before selecting the teacher-training specific focus (3 CP)
Advanced practical course: Fifteen days of classes are generally held during the lecture-free period following the introductory practical course 2 (4 CP)
There are no generally applicable regulations for the accreditation of practical courses completed before taking up a course of study. Please contact the university Registrar’s Office for more detailed information.
You must register for all practical courses through the dedicated website www.schulpraktika.rlp.de.
Standard period of study and credit points
The standard period of study for the Bachelor of Education degree is six semesters; students will require 180 credit points as defined under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Credit points (CP) are awarded during the Bachelor of Education course as follows:
Two subjects, each worth 65 CP
Educational sciences 30 CP
Bachelor thesis 10 CP
Teaching practice 10 CP
For combinations with Music and Fine Arts, 65 CP are awarded for these subjects in the B.Ed. course and 65 CP for the second subject.
Details on required course certificates can be found in the examination regulations.
In B. Ed., a third subject can also be taken (further examination) (certificate course) from the 5th semester of B. Ed. For this, students complete approx. six modules from the regular B. Ed. and M. Ed. The relevant state directive is not yet in place; as soon as it is, the details will be published here.
Where can I find out more?
- For questions on interdisciplinary courses and examination issues, and to obtain certificates, please contact the University Registrar’s Office for Teacher Training (HPL).
- The Teacher Training Center is the coordination center for the various subjects, schools, and responsible ministries at JGU.
- Director of Studies, Franz Hein, is the contact person for general questions at the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, Rhineland-Palatinate.
- A wealth of information and the requirements for the teaching profession, as well as aptitude tests and self tests, are available at www.cct.rlp.de.