Music (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 G-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:


Selection procedure via aptitude test.

Please note that you cannot combine Music (B.Ed.) with Fine Arts (B.Ed.).


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


Music (M.Ed.)


Mainz School of Music


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

Subject Matter

This academic program B.Ed./M.Ed. in music puts a focus on education and will prepare you for a career as a music teacher at the secondary school level (Gymnasium).
The Bachelor of Education in music (for teaching in secondary schools) is the first step in the three-part teacher training program. This is followed by the Master of Education and then finally the teacher training placement. This degree is supplemented with a second teaching subject as well as with courses in education studies.

Artistic, theoretical and didactic aspects can all be found in this degree program. Within the scope of the artistic portion, you will get to pick between a focus on an instrument or voice (classical or jazz/rock/pop) and will gain the skills to compose your own music through private and group lessons. The theoretical aspect includes classes in music theory (ear training, composition and arranging) and music history where you will gain the necessary skills within the field of music.

The didactic classes prepare you with the practical aspects needed later in your career. You will gain knowledge on the fundamentals of musical development and music learning, work with didactic conceptions and models, create your own music educational projects and gain insight into music pedagogical research. This is complemented by an in-depth training for working in school-typical ensembles (brass section, string class, choir class) and in school-practical piano playing, which is a special feature of the degree program in Mainz. The ensemble practice (symphony orchestra, practice orchestra, choir, practice choir, jazz/rock/pop choir, big band) is integrated into the bachelor's and master's programs.

You will need to pass an aptitude test before acceptance into the program. More information can be found here.


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).