Music for teaching degree programs

State Examination
General university entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
Passing an aptitude test
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
7 Semester
Semester fee
56,00 Euro
Part-time studies possible


The overarching aim of the music-educational degree programs offered is the development and consolidation of music-related subject-specific, personal, methodological and social skills tailored to the respective envisaged professional fields. This requires that, in addition to the scientific and theoretical qualification, students are able to discover, test and differentiate the broad range of their own musical movement, expression, perception and communication skills. At the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, special emphasis in the teaching practice is placed on a close connection between scientific-theoretical, music-practical, and instructional courses.


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The program in detail


There are numerous good reasons for studying in a teaching degree program in Eichstätt:

  • Course of study with close links between theory and practice that is tailored to the work in schools
  • Lecturers with many years of school experience, artistic expertise and (inter)national activity in associations, with publications and as speakers
  • Wide range of opportunities for obtaining State Examination, Bachelor's and Master's degrees, as well as networking in the field of music education in and a school and non-school context
  • Appreciative working atmosphere "for and with each other", personal, open and respectful interaction and collegial cooperation between students, lecturers and other members of the University community
  • Excellent supervision in the sense of an intensive, individual and responsible music teacher training
  • Broad content and optimal interlinking of music education in and out of school, e.g. through on-site practical seminars with pre-school children, pupils and seniors, which provide insights into different music-educational fields of activity and professions and broaden the professional view of music-educational acquisition and teaching processes
  • Interdisciplinary networks, including with the Professorship of Musicology, as well as research networks on current social issues, such as inclusion or migration
  • Short distances, short waiting times and a good room situation ensured by the department’s own professional, teaching and study rooms with excellent, modern instrumental and material equipment 
  • Cooperation with numerous local and national institutions in the field of music educational support for children, adolescents and adults, local seminars and an extensive international cooperation network


The admission requirement for studying music as part of the teacher training program is passing an aptitude test.

The application deadline is June 15 of each year.

Module plan

Program structure for the teaching subject for elementary school/Mittelschule (in german)
Program structure for the teaching subject for Realschule (in german)

The subject can be studied at the KU in the teaching programs for elementary school or the secondary schools Mittelschule and Realschule. In the teaching program for Realschule, it can be combined with the following subjects: German, English Mathematics or Catholic Religious Education.

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


Our Eichstätt campus offers attractive and state-of-the-art facilities: KU music students have their own computer music laboratory with special software for music editing and digital music processing as well as a well-maintained pool of recording equipment for audio and video recordings. For their music practice, students are provided with a separate band room as well as various music practice rooms. Through the University Library, you have access to a large and up-to-date stock of current music-related books and periodicals. In addition, you can borrow sheet music. Interesting cooperation partners from cultural life and the music industry, who enrich the degree program with practical seminars, workshops and external internships, make studying in Eichstätt so interesting.

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.

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Studying abroad

The KU maintains a partnership network with around 300 universities worldwide. The KU International Office supports students in the planning phase and provides information on different financing possibilities for stays abroad.

Practical connection

The teacher training program in the subject Music at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt is closely interlinked in theory and practice and is particularly oriented to the specific professional requirements in the field on a scientific basis. All lecturers have several years of teaching experience in schools and enrich the courses by outlining a variety of connections between teaching content and applicability in a school context.

The subject Music is characterized by a lively music-making practice, which offers a wide range of musical ensembles from jazz combos, chamber music groups, early music and folk music ensembles, pop bands, guitar, iPad, percussion, flute, saxophone and clarinet ensembles to big band, an A Capella group, orchestra and choirs.

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.

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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.

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