Sport (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


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

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: April 1 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Sport (B.Ed.)


Department of Sports 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

With regard to the area of "Exercise, games, and sport", the teacher training course focuses on topics that provide a theoretical basis for teaching in this field, as well as preparing trainee teachers for teaching in a school environment, conveying basic and advanced exercise skills, and equipping future sports teachers with the necessary teaching skills. They acquire the basic and advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in the subject, as well as the motor and teaching skills that they need to competently teach the subject of sport in conjunction with the preparatory service. They

  • acquire sports- and exercise-specific skills in selected fields of sport and exercise, enabling them to perform exercises to the required standard and teach others to do the same,
  • have hands-on specialist knowledge that enables them to teach and reflect exercise learning situations and also enables them to justify the practicing and application of sports and exercise skills from a scientific sports perspective,
  • are able to encourage confident and socially responsible actions with regard to exercise, games, and sport, particularly through independence, initiative, situation assessment, and team work, as well as communicating and explaining things well,
  • have sound knowledge of methods in the field of sports science,
  • have an understanding and awareness of problems, topics and theories of social and educational research approaches in sports science,
  • are familiar with the approaches used in the teaching and research of exercise and in training science, and they are able to apply these with regard to the teaching and learning of exercise in a school environment, especially when diagnosing and promoting the development of exercise,
  • recognize their future profession in its biographical and social context,
  • understand preventative, social-political and integration-related aspects that are relevant for health, and they are able to apply these during lessons,
  • know different methods of analysis, planning, and organization, and are able to apply them,
  • have gained initial experiences in the competence-oriented planning and execution of sport lessons and sport at school, as well as exercise-oriented structures at school, and are familiar with the basic principles of assessing and evaluating performance in the subject.

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor's examination, may be admitted to the Master's degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year. If the student does not provide proof within the period specified, they will no longer be allowed to continue studying; their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


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).