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Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg

The Heidelberg University of Education is designed to train and qualify prospective teachers for a wide range of teaching careers in elementary, secondary and special needs education. The course of studies at the University of Education is completed with a final State Examination (till 2015) respectively Bachelor of Arts (from 2015/2016) and Master of Education (from 2018/2019).

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (1)



The training of elementary school teachers in their school subjects began in Heidelberg in 1904 - although initially only with 39 trainees. In July 1958, the "Law on the Training of Elementary School Teachers" in Baden-Württemberg set the course for the foundation of independent pedagogical universities, which should combine scientific research and teaching with the requirements of school practice


The University of Teacher Education Heidelberg offers a wide range of different bachelor and master courses as well as extension courses. You can also do a doctorate at our university.


Our main research areas are:

  • School and teaching development and teacher professionalism
  • Education for diversity and inclusion
  • Science Education
  • Linguistic-literary education and media education

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Housing services

The youth hostel is located in the northwest of the city, in Neuenheimer Feld, right on the Neckar. It has direct access to the neighboring zoo and is in the immediate vicinity of the botanical garden and swimming pool.