Teaching degree program “LehramtPlus” for elementary school

State Examination
Semester fee
78 Euro
Start of the program
Winter semester
Standard length of the program
7 Semester
Place of study
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 degree in addition to preparing for the state examination. This additional degree, which is academically as well as internationally relevant, allows you to qualify for a professional field outside of school.

The program in detail

Lehramtplus teaching program for elementary school

The degree program for teaching at elementary school consists of the following components:

  • Teaching subject
  • Elementary school education: three didactics subjects (triple didactics) and elementary school education / teaching methodology
  • Educational sciences (EWS) (Pedagogy, psychology and social sciences)
  • Internships

An overview of the available subject combinations at the KU is available here (available in german).

There are no admission restrictions for the degree program for teaching at elementary schools for the 2020/21 winter semester. The program starts in the winter semester. More information on enrollment is available (in german) 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 7 semesters (maximum permissible length of program: 12 semesters); the Bachelor's degree can already be obtained after 6 semesters within the framework of the Lehramtplus study model.

In case of a subject combination with school psychology, the standard length of the program is 9 semesters (maximum permissible length of program: 14 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)
  • Ethics (available in german)
  • Foreign language qualification (only as a subsequent extension)
  • School psychology (only as a subsequent extension)

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.


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 2024 ranking of the online portal StudyCheck. This is the third time in a row, as KU was also voted the most popular university in 2021 and 2022. The ranking was based on over 78,000 evaluations for more than 500 higher education institutions and universities. 97 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 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.

Do I have to be Catholic in order to study at the KU? Do I have to deal with Catholic contents during my studies?

No, the KU is open to students of all faiths and beliefs.

At the KU, just as at all state universities, there is freedom of research and teaching. This means that our degree programs focus on the subjects for which you have enrolled – free from external influences.

As a student at our University, you will notice what our understanding of being a Catholic University means for us in one thing in particular: The University’s focus is on the individual person. The talents and potential of all those who teach, study, work and carry out research at the KU form our most important foundation – regardless of their religion or beliefs, nationality, ethical, cultural or social background, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation or age.

This is why we promote your best possible academic education through personal support and an ideal staff-to-student ratio. At the same time, the KU is more than just a place for earning your degree: We attach particular importance to imparting social skills and advancing our students’ sense and value orientation in addition to providing them with a high level of academic and methodical qualification.

Our aspiration for our University is to build bridges between science and society and to make knowledge available for society as well as to integrate impulses from outside the University into our research and teaching practice. We aim to make a valuable contribution to social coexistence, to the free democratic basic order and to preserving creation. 

Isn’t Eichstätt quite small for a university town?

With a population of around 15,000, it is probably the smallest university town in Europe. For our students, this means living and learning in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Whether it is on the way to a lecture in the morning, at the canteen for lunch or in the pub in the evening, you will often come across people you know. It is easy to meet people in Eichstätt! By the way, the KU’s “living room” is the Theke, a bar run by students for students. Here, people meet for parties, jam sessions, karaoke evenings or a cozy round of table football.

A small town also means short distances: The library, the swimming pool, the cinema or the supermarket – everything can be reached in a few minutes on foot or by bike. The town is located right in the heart of the Altmühltal natural park – a real paradise for climbers, canoeists, hikers and cyclists just around the corner.

Should you still reach a point when you feel too cooped in, you can breathe big city air easily near Eichstätt. Ingolstadt with its 135,000 inhabitants is only a few kilometers away and offers a variety of shopping and nightlife options.

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

Advisory Service

Some offers and study conditions are different for international students – our International Office is happy to provide help and support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team. We are happy to accompany you on your way to the KU and hope that we can welcome you in person soon!

Coordinator Welcome Services and International Campus
Building Domplatz 8  |  Room: DP8-203 | Campus Eichstätt


General university entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
Subject-specific university entrance qualification
Language requirements
Application period winter
May 01 - Jul 15
Admission restriction
Selection procedure

The application process for international applicants is now completely digital. You can register online in our application portal and carry out and submit your application. After you have carried out the application and uploaded your documents, you do not need to send your documents to us again by post. You do have to submit certified true copies only if you are admitted at the time of enrollment.

Depending on the course of study, you may be asked for information on internships, professional experience, etc. Please upload the relevant documents in the upload area for all the information you provide, even if these are not mandatory fields!

Before you start the application process, please read the additional information on this page, in particular the information on the respective (German) language requirements and university entrance qualifications.

Further information