Become a teacher in physics!

BETWEEN LAKE AND ALPS

Sailing boat on Lake Constance near Constance

Study in a unique location, in a city with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities

OPEN STUDY ATMOSPHERE

Studentin und Betreuer im Anfängerpraktikum am Versuch Lichtstreuung

Experience your studies in a familiar and supportive environment with approachable lecturers

VARIETY IN TEACHING

Physics professor in front of blackboard with formulas

Listening to lectures, experimenting and solving tasks in a varied daily study routine

LEARN TO TEACH

Get to know school life as a teacher early on in your studies through projects with school classes and direct contact to  teachers

Physics was your favorite subject? Do you notice physics-related phenomena all around you? Pass on your enthusiasm for physics and become a teacher!   

Basic knowledge of physics is gaining more and more importance in our society and will be decisive in mastering the challenges of the future. This goes beyond simply knowing the optical laws of refraction or how to calculate the total resistance of a series circuit. Rather, it is about understanding concepts such as energy and conservation, observing and analysing phenomena on a wide range of scales around us, comprehending the theories that describe them and having tools at hand to convey all of this to students and get them excited about physics.

The physics teaching degree programme prepares you excellently for the increasing demands of teaching physics, both in terms of content and didactics.

Why study physics for a teaching degree in Konstanz?

- preparatory course for an easy transition from school to university
- interlinked experimental and theoretical physics in the integrated course
- specific lectures and courses for teacher education students
- excellent student-teacher ratio, small groups and open-door culture
- early opportunity to work with students
- close cooperation with schools and teachers
- fantastic location between Lake Constance and the Alps

Overview Bachelor Education Physics

Degree                                                            Bachelor of Education                                                                    
Programme start Winter semester
Period of study 6 semesters
Application period 9.5. - 15.9.
Admission restrictions no
⌀ Number of students 30

How to apply?

If you would like to join our physics teacher education programme, simply apply online. If the other teaching subject also has no admissions restrictions, then you will be immediately admitted as long as you have a German higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or an equivalent qualification. After receiving an offer of admission, you can enrol.  

Application period

You may apply starting mid-May for the winter semester respectively. You may even apply up to the start of the semester. The current deadlines are listed on the Student Affairs and Teaching webpages.

Further information

The Student Affairs and Teaching website provides detailed information on the application and enrolment process. If you have any further questions, you can contact either Student Affairs and Teaching or the Department of Physics at any time.

What does a physics lecture look like?

The following links lead to two recordings of lectures from the first semester. The lectures are in German. 

Experimental Lecture

Theory Lecture

How is the study programme structured?

Programme start

Winter semester

Academic structure

Students always have to study two major subjects. You may freely combine your choice of subjects from those offered at the University of Konstanz. However, you should note that some subject combinations demand a higher level of organisation and work. We therefore recommend that you to seek more information and personal advice before completing your application. The bachelor's programme generally lasts for six semesters and is concluded with a bachelor thesis. To continue with the master's programme, you will need to make a new application. The master's programme generally lasts for four semesters.


The study programme for future teachers consists of the following elements:

  • Academic studies: Studies in both of the future teaching subjects
  • Teaching methodology: Acquisition of subject-specific theories and methods for teaching the subject matter
  • Educational science: Acquisition of educational and other qualifications relevant to a teaching position
  • Practical experience: During your bachelor's programme you will complete a 3-week orientation internship and during your master's programme a 12-week school internship

You can find an exemplary structure of the study programme in this table.

Please check the Examination regulations (in German) for more information about the programme structure.