Bachelor's Programme in the Teaching Subject Catholic Religion

The teacher training course in Catholic Religion (teaching subject) is a course of study that must be combined with a second teaching subject. 

The Bachelor's Programme in Catholic Religion (teaching subject) takes four years. It offers a compact introduction to the central fields of Catholic Theology and provides pedagogical-scientific and didactic education including practical school training. 

Students will acquire basic knowledge of the analysis of religious texts and traditions and of the history and development of religious phenomena and institutions as well as of ways of reflecting them in systematic and practical ways. 

They will acquire skills in reflecting philosophically and theologically on Christian and non-Christian religious traditions, in applying subject-specific methods and in planning, molding, and accompanying educational processes in religion-related fields.




Type of study: Bachelor's degree in teaching

Duration: 8 semesters

Scope: 97-107 ECTS (depending on whether the courses of the optional subjects are taken in Bachelor´s Programme with the Teaching Subject of Catholic Religion as the first or second subject)

Degree: Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Code: UA 198 418

Language: German

Prerequisite: High school graduation diploma or university entrance examination

Supplementary examinations: Latin, if not already completed at school

Admission procedure: yes, once per year

Overview of the curriculum (in German)

Long version of the curriculum (in German)

 Professional fields

Together with the Master's Programme in Catholic Religion (teaching subject) which lasts two years, the Bachelor's Programme qualifies students for Catholic religious education (at secondary schools) in primary education.

 Further studies

The Bachelor's Programme in Catholic Religion is followed by the Master's Programme in Catholic Religion.

The degree of the Master's Programme in Catholic Religion (teaching subject) gives access to the PhD Programme in Theological Studies.