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Bachelor’s Degree Special Education

Bachelor’s Degree Special Education

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The Bachelor’s Degree Special Education (Bachelor SE) is polyvalent. This means that upon completion of the Bachelor’s Degree students may choose to ernol either in the Master’s Degree in their Subject Area or in the Master’s Degree Special Education. For this it is important to consider the secondary subject. Graduation of the Bachelor’s Degree already qualifies for a career outside of school.

Degree  Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Standard Course Duration   6 Semesters  
Amount of CPs 180 CP
Start of Course Winter Semester
In the Examination Regulations of the respective Degree, you will find a list of the contents and required examination performances.


For the Bachelor’s Degree Special Education one of the following subjects in chosen as the secondary subject at the beginning of the programme.

The Bachelor’s Degree Special Education is composed out of the primary subject Special Education, a secondary subject, the professional education module and the Bachelor Thesis module.

The decision on the school direction of the degree is based on the chosen secondary subject. During the first two semesters the primary subject Special Education and the Professional Education area is studied exclusively. The secondary subject is chosen at the beginning of the programme, but will not be studied until the third semester. 

Professional Education

Next to the school subjects, students also need to pass 30-35 credit points (according to job orientation).

The professional education area consists out of the subject general educational science as well as the compulsory subject choice Educational Psychology or Sociology.

The area General Educational Science is compulsory for all students.

The second subject can be chosen freely: according to personal interest and career aspirations students have to choose either a psychological or sociological emphasis.
 Which modules and which teaching sessions need to be attended and which examinations need to be passed in particular, can be found in the examination regulations.



In all teacher education degree programmes students have to complete internships. For the Bachelor’s degree Special Education this consists out of the following compulsory internships:

  • special education school internship for orientation (4 weeks) or in the professional education area as an internship with reference to developmental psychology (4 weeks) or as a job-relevant internship in a non-school workplace (4 weeks)

  • Observation Internship (3 weeks)

  • Internship in an active field specifically concerned with special education (5 weeks)


Advice & Responsibility

Coordinator of the degrees in Special Education: Jana Pflughoft