Committees of the Leibniz School of Education

Elected committees are unique supports for the academic self-governance of the Leibniz School of Education. With contributions from representatives of all academic levels, participants are able to make important recommendations and take active measures to advance teacher education at the Leibniz University Hannover.


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In order for teacher education degree programmes to meet the requirements of professional practice, the programs are in a constant process of quality development. For this purpose, the Leibniz School of Education has established various committees:

  • The Council
  • The Study Commission
  • The Examination and Admission Committees

These committees, which are supervised by the Leibniz School of Education, represent the interests of teacher education students and faculty within the university.


The Council

The Council of the Leibniz School of Education consists of ten voting members from the group of university teachers, three members from the group of scientific staff, two members from the group of non-academic staff, and four university students. In addition, two nonvoting university students are part of the board in an advisory position.

According to the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act, the council decides on matters of study and teaching that are of fundamental importance for teacher education at Leibniz University Hannover, analogous to the faculty council. In consultation with the faculties, the council decides on access, internship, and general parts of the examination regulations. The subject-specific annexes are decided by the faculties in consultation with the council of the Leibniz School of Education.

To have the right to vote and stand for election in the council, you must be a member of the Leibniz School of Education.

Date of the next Board Meeting


20.12.2023, 17.01.2024

Invitation and Protocols of the Council Meetings

Student-Governed Academic Commission

The Leibniz School of Education organizes a student-governed academic commission that is made up of nine university students, four university teachers, as well as four representatives of the research staff.  Members of the student-governed academic commission are assigned by voting members of the board according to their academic level. The student representatives are chosen from all three concentrations of teacher education (university-track secondardy schools, vocational education, special education).

The student-governed academic commission offers advisory information about academic structures and requirements in teacher education and recommends possible changes in these requirements to the board.

In line with system accreditation requirements, the student-governed academic commission leads an annual quality management for interdisciplinary areas of teacher education.

The student-governed academic commission additionally controls a budget for supporting projects and initiatives that promote teacher education at the Leibniz University Hannover.

Date of the next meeting of the Student-Governed Academic Commission:


13.12.2023, 10.01.2024


The Examination Board regulates examinations and coordinates examination regulations. It is composed of members of the respective faculties and is the main point of contact for questions related to the recognition and/or transfer of credit points.

The Admissions Board evaluates all applications received and decides whether a candidate is accepted or declined to the teacher education program. It is also composed of members of the respective faculties.

Both boards are overseen by the administration of the Leibniz School of Education

Admissions Boards

Examination Boards