Education Studies (B.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates:

Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

winter semester: June 1 - September 1

summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

winter semester: June 1 - July 15

summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Education Studies (M.Ed.)


Institute of Educational Science


Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media, and Sports


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Education Studies forms part of the teacher training at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: Teacher training usually includes two specialist subjects (teaching subjects), Education Studies as well as practical teaching experience in schools. The Bachelor of Education or Master of Education in the field of Education Studies was established in the winter semester 2008/09. It includes a two-tier qualification system. Assessment takes place using a credit points system based on the ECTS model. In the Bachelor's/Master's degree program, binding curricular standards apply across the various locations for teacher training in Rhineland-Palatinate. With the new model, the focus on teaching techniques has been increased and a stronger practical approach has already been incorporated into the course with several practical sessions in schools. The academic part of the course also aims to provide students with solid knowledge to enable theory-based verdicts to be reached and develop the ability to reflect on issues. Education Studies is taught as an interdisciplinary course with a social science approach. The Institute of Educational Science (school research/school pedagogy), the Institute of Psychology, and the Department of Sociology are all involved.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).