Teaching degree program “LehramtPlus” for Gymnasium

State Examination
General university entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
Admission restriction
Selection procedure
Enrollment period winter semester
Aug 16 - Oct 08
Place of study
Start of the program
Winter semester
Standard length of the program
9 Semester
Semester fee
56,00 Euro
Part-time studies possible


What does Lehramtplus stand for?

Teacher training in Bavaria is conceptualized depending on the different school types and is divided into two phases:

  • The first phase consists of a theoretically substantiated, academic training in the specialized sciences and specialized didactics as well as educational sciences at the university, which concludes with the first teacher examination (Erstes Staatsexamen).
  • This is followed by a two-year, mainly practical training phase in the preparatory teacher training (Referendariat) at seminar schools and assigned schools. This phase is concluded with the Second State Examination.

The Eichstätt study model Lehramtplus gives you the opportunity to acquire a Bachelor's and later a Master's degree while simultaneously preparing for the state examination. These additional, academically as well as internationally relevant degrees allow you to qualify for an additional field of work in a non-school context.

The program in detail

Lehramtplus teaching program for Gymnasium

The degree program for teaching at secondary school (Gymnasium) consists of the following components:

  • Subject 1
  • Subject 2
  • Educational sciences (EWS) (Pedagogy, psychology)
  • Internships

An overview of the available subject combinations at the KU can be found here (available in german).

There are no admission restrictions for the degree program for teaching at secondary school (Gymnasium). The program starts in the winter semester. Further information is available here.

Special regulation for selected teaching subjects

Furthermore, please note that there are special regulations for the following teaching subjects (available only in german):

Standard length of the program

The standard length of the program up to the State Examination is 9 semesters (maximum permissible length of program: 14 semesters); the Bachelor's degree can already be obtained after 6 semesters within the framework of the Lehramtplus study model. With only one semester more, students can also obtain a Master's degree.

In case of a subject combination with school psychology, the standard length of the program is 10 semesters (maximum permissible length of program: 15 semesters); after the State Examination, the Bachelor's degree in Psychology can be applied for through crediting of the study achievements within the framework of the Lehramtplus study model.

Program contents / examination regulations

The program contents are determined in the study and examination regulations, which can be found at MYWAY.

Option of taking on a third subject

The option of taking on a third subject in the teaching degree program is possible from the third semester at the earliest. A distinction is made between an ongoing extension, simultaneously to the teaching degree program, and a subsequent extension that is added after the First and Second State Examinations. With an ongoing extension, the standard length of the program is extended by two semesters.

In the third subject, the same State Examination must be taken as in the regular subjects; in many cases, however, no module examinations need to be taken as an admission requirement. The special regulations to be fulfilled in each case can be found in the Lehramtsprüfungsordnung (examination regulations for the teaching profession, LPO I - available in german) in the respective subjects of the respective school type.

If necessary, the extension examination will be taken into account when hiring for civil service. Further information can be found on the homepage of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.

The following extensions with a third subject are possible at the KU:

  • A further subject of the offered subjects
  • School Counselor (available in german)
  • Teaching German as a Second Language (DaZ) (only as a subsequent extension)
  • Foreign language qualification (only as a subsequent extension)
  • Philosophy/Ethics (available in german)
  • School Psychology

Enrollment for the third subject extension is effected at the Student Office with the Application form for adding another degree program (available in german). Depending on the desired subject, an application or aptitude test may be required in advance. A prior consultation with the program structure advisor is required.


In the course of your teaching degree program, you will have to complete various internships, which you can find in this overview (available in german).

In addition, the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs also provides important information on internships (available in german). 

Rankings and assessments


KU students and alumni have voted for their University to be Germany's most popular university in the 2021 ranking of the online portal StudyCheck. The ranking was based on over 40,000 evaluations for more than 500 higher education institutions and universities. 98 percent of students questioned for the ranking would recommend studying at the KU to others.

"There is no better praise for a university than almost 100 percent of students and alumni agreeing: I can only recommend studying at the KU! That is why we are very pleased with the ranking’s outcome, because it expresses the high level of satisfaction of our students," says KU President Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien.

More ranking results

Studying abroad

Stay abroad during your teaching degree program

In the context of your teaching degree program, a stay abroad is also possible in the form of a study-abroad period (available in german) or an international internship (available in german).
Please discuss the possibilities of having the stay credited to your program in advance with the subject advisors (available in german) or the Ministry’s Internship Office (available in german).

The KU

Sommerresidenz Luftbild


Short distances on campus at the KU save time and avoid stress. The KU is a campus University with modern facilities. The buildings on campus are located close to the Eichstätt old town. Although the University and its campus has grown, it is still characterized by short distances: In Eichstätt, everything can be reached within ten minutes’ walking distance. On campus, green spaces such as the Hofgarten are the perfect places to relax. The garden of the Kapuzinerkloster is also used by different student initiatives for their projects. The canteen is located at the heart of the Eichstätt campus and has a sun deck and cafeteria that leave nothing to be desired.

Studierende vor der Zentralbibliothek

What sets the KU apart

Studying at the KU is more than just acquiring specialist knowledge. We broaden our horizons together and take on responsibility in and beyond the individual degree programs. The KU has a particular focus on topics such as personal development, sustainability, social skills and social commitment.

It offers its students the possibility to study and work in a welcoming atmosphere and benefit from outstanding support and comprehensive service offers, a well-stocked library, a broad range of sports and leisure activities and a large global network of approx. 300 partner universities. Our team at the International Office helps you to plan your semester abroad and the KU Career Service provides comprehensive advice and support for embarking on your professional career.

The location

Ortsschild Eichstätt
University town of Eichstätt
Bootsfahrer auf der Altmühl
Canoeing on the Altmühl river
[Translate to Englisch:] Biergarten
Relaxing and celebrating in beer gardens

Eichstätt and the surrounding Altmühltal natural park are not only a popular destination for culture enthusiasts and nature lovers, but also for cyclists, climbers, canoeists and fossil collectors. Located between Munich and Nuremberg, the city impresses with its Baroque setting and southern flair combined with modern and prizewinning architecture as well as a broad variety of cultural offerings and leisure activities. 

The Baroque park at the heart of the campus and the nearby banks of the Altmühltal river are the KU’s “green living room”. Another big advantage: all University facilities are just a short walk away from each other.

More on the study location Eichstätt

Further information


The module plans for the individual teacher training programs and subject combinations can be accessed on myway.ku.de .


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