Degree and career choices
Do you want to become a teacher?
Then our teacher training programs could be right for you. In Hamburg, you can choose between different teacher training degree programs for different levels and types of school as well as a variety of general teaching and vocational subjects.
Following a 6-semester or 8-semester bachelor’s degree program, students then do a 4-semester master’s degree program. After their studies, students must complete an 18 month teaching practice period (Vorbereitungsdienst) to complete their teacher training. The university degree programs and the teaching practice period require German language proficiency. For further information please consult the website Studienkompass Lehrer*in Hamburg (degree orientation for teachers in Hamburg, in German only), see below.
For any questions not answered on these pages, our information page provides further contact information.
Want to know more about teacher training programs, teaching as a profession, the school system in Hamburg, and find out about career choices?
The Studienkompass Lehrer*in Hamburg (degree orientataion for teachers in Hamburg, in German only) provides a wide range of information. Reflection exercises help you ascertain how much you already know about teaching as a profession; if the job is the right fit for you; and if it correlates to your motivation, passion, and abilities.