Teaching degree programmes
Teacher training reform
Since the enactment of the law to reform teacher training (Lehrerausbildungsgesetz) in 2009, the degree programmes for prospective teachers in North Rhine-Westphalia have been restructured into a three-year bachelor's degree programme, a two-year Master of Education programme and at least a one-year preparatory service period. Students in WS 2011/12 were the first to enrol in the new bachelor's degree programmes for teachers. The University began offering the Master of Education programme on a regular basis in the WS 2014/15.