Master of Education


The subject of French in the Master of Education program includes practical application of the French language as well as French literature, linguistics and cultural studies. In terms of subject-specific content, this degree program covers the improvement of practical French language skills–both oral and written–as well as translations in academic and socio-cultural contexts. Content from the areas of literary criticism and linguistics is covered as well. Students furthermore learn about multiple methods and theories from the areas of linguistics and literary criticism as well as their practical and independent application. This includes critically analyzing the content and methodology of French literature of various epochs, genres and authors, taking the respective cultural, political and societal context into account.

While students in the bachelor's degree program focus on gaining subject-specific knowledge, the Master of Education degree program puts a stronger emphasis on educational sciences and subject didactics. Students learn about theories of language teaching and language learning and study the didactics and methodologies of communicative foreign language instruction, giving special consideration to differences with regard to language and culture as well as other forms of heterogeneity within learning groups.

In teaching degree programs designed for grammar and comprehensive schools, students choose two school subjects. Thus, in addition to French, students are enrolled for a second subject as well as Educational Sciences. The practical semester is a key component of the degree program.



Possible lines of work:

Teaching at schools

For other possible lines of work, please refer to the Romance Studies (MA) degree program.

Open admission
Master of Education
Grammar/Comprehensive School
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

German language proficiency (CEFR level C2)

Other language skills: Two foreign languages (modern languages on CEFR level A2 or qualification in Latin/Greek)

Specific modules: 67 ECTS credits each in subject knowledge/subject didactics modules of the chosen school subjects (with 3 ECTS credits each in subject didactics) | 24 ECTS credits in educational sciences (with 3 ECTS credits on the topic of inclusion; aptitude and orientation internship as well as vocational internship) | Bachelor's thesis 7 ECTS credits

9 weeks internship, incl. 25 days at a school

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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