Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Introduction: Master of Education English


Within the Master of Education English programme, English Language Education will constitute a pivotal point on your path to becoming a reflective practitioner. As you continue your studies, you will extend your competence in planning and conducting lessons and develop an ability to reflect critically upon didactic issues in key areas of the language teaching profession: school and curriculum, TESOL-research and social, educational and political frameworks for teaching and learning foreign languages.


Writing a master’s thesis for the MEd will provide you with an opportunity to conduct your own research in the field of foreign language education.


Zulassungsvoraussetzungen / Admission Requirements


Prospective Domestic Students - Master of Education
  • Admission Requirements (Zulassungsvoraussetzungen für den Master of Education (ISG/GYM sowie BS)
    • Fachwissenschaft: mind. 60 LP pro Kernfach und Zweitfach
    • Fachdidaktik: mind. 5 LP pro Fachdidaktik Kernfach und Fachdidaktik Zweitfach
    • Bildungswissenschaften: mind. 10 LP, davon mind. 5 LP für Modul Schulpraktikum
    • nur für BS: Betriebspraktikum von mind. 26 Wochen (900 Std.)
Prospective International Students - Master of Education
  • English + another subject: In Germany, prospective teachers study two school subjects; so if you want to become a teacher of English as a Foreign Language you need to study another school subject as a minor (or major) besides English/TEFL.
  • Educational Science: As part of the MEd program you will study several courses in Educational Science. Evidence that you studied introductory courses in Educational Science in a BA or other degree course is an admission requirement.
  • German skills: Most courses in Educational Science, some of the TEFL courses and possibly many of the courses of your minor (or major, as the case may be) will be taught in German. Thus, excellent German skills are vital. C1 according to the Common European Framework for Languages is an admission requirement.
  • Application is run via uni-assist: Please find information at the Admission Office for Inernational Students and in the PDF-file "Information for Prospective International Students".



Website of the English Language Education (ELT) programme.