Graduates acquire basic skills for professional behavior by teachers in class and school. Under guidance, you can plan, implement and reflect on lessons based on criteria, school-type and target-oriented. They are also familiar with the extracurricular requirements for teachers. They are able to combine exemplary theories and concepts of the specialist disciplines, subject didactics, educational science and the area of ??language education / German as a second language and to relate them to the design of teaching / learning opportunities in concrete practical contexts and aspects of the diversity of Consider heterogeneity. Graduates can apply central principles of inquiry-based learning and know how you can reflect on and develop your own skills based on requirements. In addition to in-depth social, personal and communication skills, they master the principles of scientific work and are able to communicate subject-related with different actors in the context of school or upbringing and education.

In addition to the specialist sciences, special emphasis is placed on specialist didactics. Another important component is the practical semester in the 3rd semester. During the course of an entire semester, subject-related teaching is practiced in the school under the supervision of mentors at the school and the specialist didactics at the university. Planning, implementation and evaluation of the lessons are learned in a preliminary and an accompanying seminar.


The teacher’s master’s course with subject 1 ethics / philosophy is studied with subject 2; the teacher training-related subject combination is specified by the previously completed bachelor's degree.

The modules in the table below are expanded by modules from the other subject. The educational science modules listed in the table are completed once, regardless of the core subject and the range of modules.

The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the examination performances of the modules and the master’s examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

The master's thesis can be completed in subject 1 or 2, in the subject didactics of subject 1 or 2 or in educational science and should show that the students are able to work on and present a research task independently using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Education (M.Ed.) is awarded.

Modules of the course

Technical and didactic modules
module Philosophical Topics A * / B **
module Concepts of meaning and forms of life *
module Perspectives on ethical learning in theory and practice
module Didactics of applied philosophy
Educational modules
module Learning support and learning motivation
module Educational diagnostics
Modules as part of the practical semester
module Learning research project
module Practical school studies in the subject of ethics
Elective area / master's thesis
module Elective module ***
module Master thesis****

* The modules "Philosophical Topics A" and "Concepts of Meaning and Forms of Life" are part of subject 2 Ethics / Philosophy.

** The module "Philosophical Topics B" is part of Subject 1 Ethics / Philosophy.

*** With regard to the choice of the elective module, please inform yourself about the offer in the study and examination regulations. The elective module can be completed in subject 1 or 2, subject didactics 1 or 2 or in educational science. The modules for the study of ethics / philosophy are called "Exemplary topics in philosophy" and "Questions, topics and controversies in the subject didactics of ethics / philosophy".

**** The master's thesis can be written in subject 1 or 2, in subject didactics in subject 1 or 2 or in educational science


To be admitted to the master’s degree in teaching, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, which is related to this master’s degree, with an integrative study of two subjects, teaching related professional science (educational science and subject didactics) as well as practical school studies, or an equivalent other university degree.

The teacher training-related subject combination from the previous Bachelor's degree must be retained. In relation to the core subject of the bachelor's degree, subject didactics 1 is studied, in relation to the modules offered in the bachelor's degree, subject didactics 2 is studied.

Proof of German language skills must be provided for applicants who have completed their degree at a foreign university or equivalent institution . This can be done by passing the German language test for university admission (DSH) or by providing evidence of an equivalent level of knowledge in accordance with the regulations for the German 


Graduates of the master’s course are initially qualified for access to the preparatory service for teaching at grammar schools and integrated secondary schools in Berlin or an equivalent national preparatory service. The degree also qualifies you for a career in the scientific field, for example as a research assistant at universities, technical colleges and other institutions. In addition, the graduates are qualified for extracurricular educational work at schools and extracurricular educational work such as adult education, further and advanced training, extracurricular support offers. There are also - depending on the subjects studied - fields of work in different areas such as

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