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Secondary school teacher training in Bayreuth

Is it your dream to teach at a secondary school one day? Then a teacher training programme at the University of Bayreuth is the right choice for you! Look forward to a challenging course of study that sets standards in the areas of subject-specific science, subject-specific didactics, educational science, and school practice.

In the teacher training programme for secondary schools, the programme includes two teaching subjects from the given combination options, as well as the study of educational sciences. Once you have completed the required course work, you can take the First State Examination. The First State Examination is a prerequisite for admission to preparatory service and the Second State Examination in the Free State of Bavaria.

Essential details at a glance


Staatsexamen, B.Ed.

Admission requirements

General or relevant subject-linked higher education entrance qualification or vocational qualification; language skills: German B2

Admission restrictions

Aptitude test for sports and English 

Start of studies

Winter semester, the German-History combination can also be started in the summer semester

Standard Period of Study

7 semesters

Language of instruction


Programme coordination

List of representatives of the individual subjects taught (PDF)

Important documents

Module handbooks (see Degree Programme Finder / subject sites), examination regulations, LPO I

Examination authority responsible

Teacher training examination authority


Secondary school teacher training

The range of subjects

The University of Bayreuth offers the following subjects for the teaching profession at Realschulen:

When you enrol, you decide on a specific combination of two subjects. You can find out which combinations are possible in Bayreuth on the overview pages for the individual types of teaching profession.

*with aptitude test