After a reform of the teacher training due to the teacher training act LABG 2009 (which stands for Lehrerausbildungsgesetz), TU Dortmund University has newly offered a teacher training degree program in "sociology" for teaching in Gymnasiums (secondary school preparing students for higher education) and comprehensive secondary schools since the winter semester 2011/2012. The program has been amended and developed in accordance with a change in law in 2016. The program prepares you for teaching the subject "politics/economics" in lower and middle secondary school or "social sciences/economics" in upper secondary education at a Gymnasium or comprehensive secondary school. You can choose between an economic specialization at the Department of Business and Economics and a sociological specialization at the Department of Sociology (link in German).
Update May 2022: The degree program will be renamed "Economics-Politics/Social Sciences" for the winter semester 2022/23 after approval by the AQAS agency and the Ministry of School and Education. The content and course of study will not change. There will only be changes in the reaccreditation for the winter semester 2023/24.
Update November 2022: All current information about the study program can be found on the pages of Faculty 17 Social Sciences in the future. This page will no longer be updated!