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Teaching degree in Economics for Gymnasium

General information

Within the program for a teaching degree in Economics for Gymnasium students gain fundamental knowledge of Economics, including economic methods. The program prepares students for positions as teacher by conveying qualifications in the subject and in didactics. By combining the main fundamentals of Economics, Business Administration and Law, together with a second subject, students are qualified for teaching at Bavarian Gymnasien (the type secondary schools in Germany preparing directly for universities).

Contents of the program

Combination of subjects

You can combine Economics with all subjects as listed in the examination order for the first state examination for teachers (“LPO I”) if the respective subject is offered at the Friedrich-Alexander-University. In details, those subjects are English, Geography, Informatics and Mathematics.

For combinations with Mathematics and Informatics, the Institute cannot guarantee that there is no overlapping!

Basic principles examination

To pass the basic principles examination (“Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung”), students must complete modules adding up to 20 ECTS credits within the program in Economics.

Modules considered for the basic principles examination must be passed on the first or second attempt of the examination. Modules passed in the third attempt can not be part of the basic principles examination.

Bachelor and Master Degree

You can get a Bachelor and a Master Degree with your Teaching Degree for Gymnasium.

To get a Bachelor Degree (in combination with Economics, a Bachelor of Arts) you must pass 170 ECTS credits from modules scheduled for the first six semester of the curriculum (including both subjects, pedagogics and didactics). The remaining 10 ECTS credits are obtained for your bachelor thesis. Your thesis for the state examinations might be accepted as bachelor thesis on request. You must request the bachelor degree latest one year after you passed the first state examination.

For a Master Degree you need to enroll for the Master program for Teaching at a Gymnasium. You need to apply for this program. For your application, you must have requested your Bachelor degree; the overall average grade of your Bachelor degree must be 2.5 or better. If your average grade is between 2.5 and 3.0, there will be an interview. If you enrolled, the master program is identical with the curriculum of the 7th to 9th semester of the program for your teaching degree. In addition, you have to submit a master thesis (30 ECTS credits).

You may find further information about the Bachelor and Master degree on the Homepage for the teaching degree for Gymnasium of the Center for Formation of Teachers.

akkreditierungssiegelThe bachelor as well as the master program is accredited within the system accreditation of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. This means that requirements for legal framework and quality control are fulfilled.

Committee for the program “Teaching degree in Economics”

The Committee for the program “Teaching degree in Economics” discusses questions concerning the structure and topics of the program, results of evaluations, feedback from students, and lectures and develops proposals for changes within the program. Its members are:

Feel free to contact the members of the committee if you have any criticism, proposals or hints concerning the program (structure, topics, exams etc.).