Master of Education


The subject of Italian in the Master of Education degree program focuses on Italian language practice as well as Italian literature, linguistics and cultural studies. In terms of subject-specific content, this degree program covers the improvement of practical Italian language skills–both oral and written–as well as translations of academic and socio-cultural contexts. Content from the areas of literature and linguistics is included 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 Italian literature of various epochs, genres and authors, taking the respective cultural, political, social and historical 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, studying the didactics and methodologies of communicative foreign language instruction while 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 Italian, 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
Summer semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

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

German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2, as per DSH exam. regulations)

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

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