Secondary School Teaching Degree Master of Education (M.Ed.) Major subject Philosophy / Ethics

Study Programme Details
City: Karlsruhe
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey towards becoming an adept secondary school educator with our esteemed Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary School Teaching, specializing in Philosophy/Ethics. Over a dynamic two-year period, delve into the depths of philosophical inquiry while honing your pedagogical prowess. This program, comprising two sub-courses in scientific main subjects along with educational science, equips you with a comprehensive understanding of both subject matter and instructional methodologies.

Experience a curriculum designed to meet the evolving demands of the educational landscape. With a focus on active learning methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches, you’ll not only gain theoretical knowledge but also practical insights that prepare you for the complexities of modern teaching environments. As you progress through the program, seize opportunities to engage with current trends and future possibilities in the field, ensuring your readiness to shape the minds of tomorrow’s leaders.


Dive into a realm of endless possibilities as you combine the Philosophy/Ethics sub-degree program with a diverse array of subjects including Biology, Chemistry, German, Geography, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Sport. Unveil the synergies between philosophical inquiry and other disciplines, enriching your educational journey with interdisciplinary perspectives. Additionally, explore avenues for artistic expression by opting for combinations with art and music, offered in collaboration with esteemed partner institutions.

Your path to the Master of Education is paved with dual aspirations as you apply for two main subjects simultaneously, ensuring a holistic educational experience. Upon successful admission to both main subjects, seamlessly transition into the accompanying educational studies program, setting the stage for a rewarding career in teaching. Embrace the opportunity to embark on a preparatory service following your Master’s degree, a crucial step towards realizing your aspirations as an educator.

Admission Requirements

  • Possession of a relevant bachelor’s degree in Philosophy/Ethics or a closely related field, demonstrating proficiency in subject matter and pedagogical principles.
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework totaling at least 180 credits, including theoretical and practical components in Philosophy/Ethics.
  • Fulfillment of language proficiency requirements, including knowledge of the German language for foreign nationals, ensuring effective communication in educational settings.
  • Participation in the Karlsruhe Individual Aptitude Check for Teachers (KAiAC-T) or an equivalent assessment program, reflecting on personal suitability for a career in teaching.
  • Specialist Sciences: 20 credits
  • Subject Didactics (First Subject): 7 credits
  • Specialist Sciences (Second Subject): 20 credits
  • Subject Didactics (Second Subject): 7 credits
  • Educational Sciences: 33 credits
  • School Internship Semester: 16 credits
  • Master’s Thesis: 17 credits

Tuition fee per semester:

  • International: 1500 EUR
  • Domestic: No tuition fee

Future Career Outcomes

Emerge as a highly sought-after educator, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to thrive in a variety of professional settings. Join a network of successful alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of education, leveraging their expertise to inspire positive change. With a deep understanding of industry demands and a commitment to lifelong learning, our graduates are prepared to navigate the evolving job market with confidence and resilience.

Visa Requirements:

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