Master of Education


In the subject of Latin in the Master of Education degree program students acquire knowledge of the Latin language as well as Latin literary studies, linguistics and cultural studies. A thorough language training and cultural studies are equally important. With regard to subject knowledge, students deepen their familiarity with the language in practice by expanding their knowledge of vocabulary, syntax and style and also by translating complex German sentences into Latin. Additionally, the degree program focuses on contents from the field of literary studies. Students learn to work with research problems and methods of Latin philology and acquire knowledge of the current state of research on authors, genres, thematic areas and periods of Latin literature.

While in the bachelor's degree program students focus on the knowledge side of their two school subjects, the Master of Education degree program puts a stronger emphasis on educational sciences and subject didactics. Students acquire knowledge of language teaching and learning theories and the role of Latin in multilingual teaching. In addition, students study the didactics and methodologies of foreign language teaching, giving special consideration to language and cultural differences 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 Latin, students are enrolled for a second subject as well as Educational Sciences. The practical semester is a centerpiece of the degree program.


Possible lines of work:

Teaching at schools

For other possible lines of work, please refer to the degree program Ancient Latin Literature and its Tradition (BA).

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)

Latin and Greek proficiency certificates required

Specific modules: 67 ECTS credits each for the subject knowledge/subject didactics modules in the chosen school subjects (with 3 ECTS credits each for subject didactics) | 24 ECTS credits for educational sciences (with 3 ECTS credits for 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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