Teaching Bachelor


The main focus of the teaching bachelor’s degree program in German are the fields of modern German literary studies, German medieval studies, German linguistics and didactics for the school subject German. 

On the one hand, German-language literature is examined in its literary, cultural-historical and media-related dimensions from its early Middle Age beginnings to the present. On the other hand, students study the German language itself from its early stages up until the contemporary language of today. In subject didactics modules, students learn about the didactic concepts for designing German lessons and discuss subject-specific competencies, methods and work techniques.

In teaching degree programs for grammar and comprehensive schools, students choose two school subjects. Thus, in addition to German, students are enrolled for a second subject as well as educational sciences.


Possible lines of work:

Teaching at grammar and comprehensive schools. To teach at a German public school, candidates must follow up their bachelor’s degree with a Master of Education degree program as well as practical teacher training.

Education (language courses, educational/vocational institutes (Bildungswerke), etc.), book industry (publishing/libraries/translating/editing), culture (embassies, Goethe Institutes, cultural institutions, exhibitions, etc.), media (press, radio, television, online media, journalism, public relations), administration (international relations, e.g. diplomatic service, EU institutions, international organizations), academia (teaching/research at universities), research institutions, etc.)

Local NC (Uni Bonn)
Teaching Bachelor
Grammar/Comprehensive School
6 Semester
Winter semester

University entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur)

German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam. regulations)

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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