German B.A., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher



Björn Meißner

Advisor of the ISK for the bachelor program Teaching post German


+49 241 80-96078



Key Info

Basic Information

Bachelor of Arts
School Type:
Gymnasium and Gesamtschule
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
6 semesters
ECTS Credits:
180Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies. A Bachelor in Teacher Training encompasses 180 ECTS, which are distributed over both subjects, pedagogical studies, and the Bachelor thesis.


Admission Requirements

  • Abitur or equivalent HZB Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), subject specific university entrance qualification, or an equally recognized university entrance qualification (HZB)

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester

NC for WS 2023

Admission to Higher Semesters

NC for the 2nd-4th Core Semester
from Core Semester 5

Enrollment Requirements

  • SelfAssessment --- Mehr Informationen ---


    RWTH Aachen self assessments are online advising processes for deciding what to study. Participation in one (rarely two) of these self assessments is mandatory. You can find which self assessment you need to take for this subject in the course of study description under "Prerequisites". You will need to show proof of participation in a subject specific self assessment in order to enroll (not to apply). You can print out the participation certificate yourself.

Language Requirements

  • See Course of Study Description

Dates and Deadlines


In the teacher training programme, two subjects are usually studied, which are later taught. In addition, each teacher training course is accompanied by a compulsory course in educational science, which does not have to be specified separately as a subject when enrolling.

Practical phases

In addition, practical phases, the so-called school practical studies, are part of the study programme.

Further Information

Further information on the teacher training course German and assistance can also be obtained from the Teacher Training Centre of RWTH Aachen University, LBZ for short. The LBZ is responsible for the coordination of teacher training at RWTH Aachen University. - Lehrerbildungszentrum der RWTH Aachen

Examination Regulations an Module Handbooks

  • You can access the valid examination regulations here: PO Lehramt Deutsch, B.A.
  • The current module handbook for the teaching profession at grammar schools and comprehensive schools can be found here.
  • The current module handbook for the teaching profession at the vocational college can be found here.

Course of Studies

The teacher training programme includes courses in linguistics at the Institute for Linguistics and Communication Studies and in literature at the Institute for German and General Literature Studies - Institut für Germanistische und Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft. In the first semesters, students learn working techniques, scientific basics of the subjects and theoretical principles for the school profession.

Later on, in-depth scientific knowledge and skills and their implementation in the classroom will be covered. The teaching and research department German Didactics is responsible for this. - Lehr- und Forschungsbereich Fachdidaktik Deutsch.

The following study plan refers only to the language and communication science parts of the bachelor-related teaching degree program in German. A complete version can be found in the subject-specific examination regulations for the teaching subject German at grammar and comprehensive schools or at the vocational college.

Winter Term Sommer Term Optional Winter- or Sommer Term
First year of studies

Basic Module: Fundamentals of Linguistics and Communication Studies

  • Lecture Fundamentals of Linguistics

Basic Module: Fundamentals of Linguistics and Communication Studies

  • Lecture Fundamentals of Communication Science
  • Thematic seminar
Second year of studies

Advanced Module: Language and Media Theory

  • Lecture
  • Thematic seminar

Advanced Module: Word-Text-Media(-Competence) I

  • Lecture
  • Thematic seminar
Third year of studies

Advanced Module: Word-Text-Media(-Competence) II

  • Lecture
  • Thematic seminar

Modul Sprachpraxis

  • Plenum

Language practice module

  • Exercise seminar

Module didactics (linguistics)

  • Seminar Linguistics