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Applying for admission to the teacher traineeship


As a teacher, you educate and teach with your own pedagogical freedom and responsibility. You give instruction in the subjects, school levels and types of school for which you acquire the teaching qualification. In order to be best prepared for this task, you must meet certain requirements.

First, you will complete a teacher training programme. You can do this in Halle (Saale) or Magdeburg. You have the choice between studying for the teaching profession at

  • Primary schools
  • Special schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Vocational schools.

At the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, the teacher training concludes with the 1st state examination. A few years ago, the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg switched its teacher training to a Bachelor-Master system. The Master of Education corresponds to the 1st state examination.

After successfully completing your studies, you will acquire practical skills and abilities as a teacher in the subsequent preparatory service. The preparatory service lasts in principle 16 months. The training takes place at state seminars for teaching degrees in Halle and Magdeburg and at approved training schools. The preparatory service concludes with the career examination for a teaching degree.

  • First, register on the Matorixmatch online portal.
  • Please note that you have not yet submitted an application with the registration!
  • After successful registration, please enter your personal data and upload the required application documents.
  • To do this, select your degree in the applicant pool under Training.
  • Then select the "Preparatory Service" advertisement in the "Application" section and send the application within the application deadline. After successful receipt of your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.
  • If more applications are received than there are training places available, a selection procedure is carried out.
  • After completion of the respective selection process, you will receive a notification.
  • If you are admitted to the preparatory service, you will receive a written notification by e-mail with an offer of employment, which is accompanied by the request to comment within a set period of time whether you want to accept the offer.
  • Experience has shown that not all recruitment offers are accepted, so that places are often allocated until the last day of recruitment in the succession process.
  • If you accept the offer of employment, your work and training will take place in the respective school as well as in the state seminaries. At the State Seminar for Teacher Training Halle (Saale), teachers are trained at primary, special and secondary schools as well as grammar schools. At the State Seminar for Teacher Training in Magdeburg, teacher training takes place at primary, special and secondary schools, grammar schools and vocational schools.

Please contact the State Education Office of Saxony-Anhalt.

A person may be recruited to the preparatory service if

  • has passed the First State Examination or a degree "Master of Education" for the respective teaching profession in Saxony-Anhalt or an examination recognised as equivalent with an approved subject combination and
  • has the required German language skills (certificate with level C 2 may be required).

For teaching at vocational schools:

  • one year of practical work related to the vocational specialisation.
  • CV in tabular form with handwritten signature
  • Copy of the certificate of general higher education entrance qualification or higher education entrance qualification
  • officially certified copy of the certificate of the First State Examination or the certificate of an examination recognised as equivalent (e.g. Master of Education) or a copy of the provisional grade certificate
  • Copy of birth certificate or extract from the family book
  • if applicable, copy of marriage certificate or extract from the family book
  • if applicable, copy of the birth certificates or corresponding extract from the family book of your children permanently living in the household or other persons for whom there is a maintenance obligation
  • Confirmation of proof according to § 20 Abs. 9 S. 1 Nr. 3 Infektionsschutzgesetz (IfSG)

If you want to apply for the preparatory service for teaching at vocational schools, you also need:

  • Certificates and evidence of a total of one year of practical work related to the vocational discipline. The proof can be provided in the form of employment references, internship certificates (duration/scope of time must be visible) or alternatively through a completed vocational training with practical activity (no pure school education).
  • 15 January for the recruitment date 1 April
  • 30 April for the recruitment date 1 September
  • 30 August for the recruitment date 1 November

However, an application will also be considered if proof of the First State Examination for a teaching profession or an examination recognised as equivalent with a permissible subject combination is submitted up to the following dates:

  • 15 February for the recruitment date 1 April
  • 1 July for the recruitment date 1 September
  • 15 September for the recruitment date 1 November

Please apply by the deadlines even if it is foreseeable that you will not receive your certificate by the specified deadline.

On the website of the State Institute for School Quality and Teacher Training Saxony-Anhalt (LISA) you will find information on the teacher training examinations. Here you will also find application forms.

In addition to the undergraduate teacher training graduates, access to the preparatory service and thus to passing the career examination is also open to lateral entrants and lateral entrants.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Education Saxony-Anhalt

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