Primary Education

Primary Education (Teaching degree)

Are you thinking about becoming a teacher and accompanying pupils on their journey? In the teaching degree program for Primary Education, you will acquire a broad range of professional and pedagogical skills and learn how to teach basic competencies to students in an empathetic manner.

Find out here about the structure of the teaching degree program and convince yourself of the advantages of studying at FAU.

What is the degree program about?

The teaching degree program is the first step on the way to becoming a teacher. It is a scientific course of studies that prepares you professionally and theoretically for the various aspects of your later professional life.

As a teacher at elementary school (Grundschule), you will later teach many subjects in one class. In addition to one main subject, in which you will acquire a broad and in-depth specialized knowledge, you will therefore deal with teaching and learning in several subjects during your studies in order to be broadly positioned.

In addition, during your studies you will deal with topics that are particularly important at elementary school, such as dealing with heterogeneity as well as initial teaching, i.e. teaching the basic skills of writing, reading and arithmetic.

Below you will see in more details which sub-areas you can expect in your studies.

The program also prepares you for the First State Examination (Staatsexamen), which concludes the program. After the studies, the preparatory service follows, also called Referendariat. There you will be prepared practically for your work as a teacher.


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