Study Programs

Teaching Diploma (Lehrdiplom) for Maturitätsschulen

The courses offered by our chair are primarily aimed at prospective teachers of Maturitätschulen. In addition to the master's degree, the study program for the Lehrdiplom für Matritätsschulen (LM) provides educational, psychological and pedagogical skills that lead to the qualification required to teach at Maturitätsschulen.
The Lehrdiplom complies with the EDK (Schweizerische Konferenz der kantonalen Erziehungsdirektoren) in the "Regulations on the certification of the teaching diplomas for Maturitätsschulen" and has been recognized by the EDK since 11 April 2011 and thus throughout Switzerland.

Thematically, our courses cover various areas of teaching and learning research (e.g. motivation, accountable classroom talk, learning coaching, class management, wellbeing of teachers). The courses have a commonly high degree of practical relevance (e.g. using case studies or video sequences of one's own lessons), a focus on pupils' learning and a high degree of interactivity. In addition, our courses incorporate empirical findings related to the teaching profession in order to promote evidence-based and reflective teaching practices for student teachers.

Doctoral Studies in Education or Subject-Specific Teaching

You can find an overview of the current range of courses on offer for doctoral students on the website of the Institute of Education.

The Doctoral Program in Subject-Specific Teaching enables a solid education in science education, research methods and education policy. In addition, doctoral students in a three-year doctoral program can acquire multidisciplinary competencies in courses such as “attaining research funds” and “mentoring / coaching”.