In this master’s course, students can expand and deepen the skills acquired in the bachelor’s course in specialist science, specialist didactics and educational science with a job-related focus. At the same time, they gain more insights into research questions in subject didactics and educational sciences. The students are enabled to analyze the subjects of German lessons from a scientific and didactic perspective based on theory and to classify them in a larger research context. You acquire the competence to make well-founded choices for linguistic, literary or media-oriented topics. In doing so, they particularly include knowledge of the linguistic and literary-aesthetic learning of the students and the development of the corresponding skills. On the basis of German didactic research and dealing with curricular objectives and methodical designs, they plan their own teaching projects, carry them out and evaluate them. In the practical semester and in didactic courses, they expand their ability to systematically reflect on German lessons and thus lay the basis for further professionalization as well as for processing research questions.


The teaching master’s course with subject 1 German is studied with subject 2; the teaching-related subject combination is specified by the previous 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 the specialist field, in educational science or in the subject didactics of subject 1 or 2 and should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task 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 Text literacy
module Literary studies
module Linguistics for German lessons
module Contemporary literary and audiovisual works
module Practical school studies in German
module Perspectives of German Didactic Research
Elective module Learning research project in German didactics
Educational modules
module Learning support and motivation to learn
module Educational diagnostics
module Learning research project
module Elective module


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

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

The teacher training-related subject combination from the previous Bachelor's degree must be retained. The core subject of the bachelor's degree is studied as subject 1, the modules of the bachelor's degree as subject 2.

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 language test for university admission of foreign applicants to the Free University of Berlin.


Graduates have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.                              

A successfully completed three-year bachelor's degree and a subsequent two-year master's degree with (up to) two-year preparatory service lead to the office of the student council.

In addition to teaching at schools, job opportunities can be found in the traditional professional fields of Germanists (including publishers, advertising, press and public relations), but also in other media areas, in non-state school lessons, in adult education and in cultural institutions, business or administration.

In addition, the other subject can also open up further opportunities with regard to the occupational profile and career opportunities.

Graduates are also entitled to further academic qualifications (doctorates).

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