English (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
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
S/G- or S-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

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


English (M.Ed.)

American Studies (M.A.)
American Studies / Anglais (M.A.)
English Literature and Culture (M.A.)


Department of English and Linguistics


Faculty 05: Philosophy and Philology


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

Subject Matter

The English course for students studying to be teachers as part of a Bachelor's and Master's course is based on the guiding principle of the curricular standards and the goals of teacher training at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Graduates should be able to teach English as a foreign language in a competent and clear manner that is appropriate for the age of the pupils. In order to achieve this goal, the basic components of American Studies, British Studies, and English Linguistics are taught in specialist and teaching-oriented events.

The reformed curriculum of Bachelor of Education (English) is a modular-based and practice-oriented course, which qualifies students to continue on to a Master's degree program and includes teaching internships and educational science components. An integral part of the teacher training course is the extended stay abroad in an English-speaking country, lasting at least three months, which is intended primarily to expose students to different cultures and enable them to better understand the complex social processes and interactions. The Department of English and Linguistics at the Johannes Gutenberg University offers a wide range of exchange programs with universities in Great Britain, Ireland, USA, and Canada. The main features of the teacher training Bachelor's course in English are:

  • modular-based course content with a high proportion of expert knowledge
  • increased professionalism through specialist teaching components and greater focus on practice
  • focus on gaining intercultural and communication skills
  • polyvalent training while shortening the overall duration of the course (study and preparation).

The teaching events in B.Ed. (English) are taught exclusively in English.


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).