Faculty of TheologyProtestant Theology – Master of Education Extension Subject

Protestant Theology involves much more than simply pastoral duties and religious education: Studying theology means discovering people, texts, and ideas from both the past and the present. Through the application of a unique variety of methods, students will learn to explore the Christian religion.

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Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Education
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureProcedure for Master of Education Extension Subjects
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

Protestant Theology, as a supplementary subject within the Master of Education for Gymnasium teachers, provides students with comprehensive theological-religious pedagogical skills. This takes place within the context of a holistic educational process, during which students will critically reflect upon and strengthen their own individuality and personal theology in preparation for a future role as a Religion teacher.

Course Structure

  • Specialisation in two theological disciplines: Two major seminars of the student's choice; however, at least one exegetical major seminar must be taken during the Bachelor and Master studies. 

  • Interweaving of specialised theoretical knowledge and methods with concepts of research-based subject-specific didactics: Students will attend specialised survey lectures (Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology, or Religious Studies), which correspond thematically with a seminar in religious education pedagogy. 

  • Subject-Specific Didactics Module: Major seminar in religious education pedagogy, including lesson plan development and school placement semester. 

  • Master’s colloquium: Oral examination in two different theological disciplines; topics will be agreed upon in advance.