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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for recognition of the teacher training qualification from abroad


If you would like to work as a teacher in Saxony-Anhalt, you need a teaching qualification.

Your professional qualification from abroad can be recognized for this. You must first apply for recognition of your degree.

You have obtained a vocational qualification as a teacher abroad and would like to work as a teacher in the state of Saxony-Anhalt?

You submit an application for the recognition of your foreign teacher training qualification to the competent authority. This checks whether your foreign qualification corresponds to the German qualification for a teaching profession established in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

This review is based on defined formal criteria, such as the content and duration of the training. Their relevant professional experience will be taken into account as well as other relevant qualifications.

After the examination, the competent body shall inform you whether:

  • recognition is given,
  • there are deficiencies in the qualification and therefore compensatory measures are necessary before recognition, or
  • recognition cannot be given.

Please contact the Landesinstitut für Schulqualität und Lehrerbildung Sachsen-Anhalt (LISA), Landesprüfungsamt für Lehrämter.

  • Successful completion of a teacher training course in at least one subject (or: 1st state examination for at least one subject)
  • Successful completion of a pedagogically practical part of training in the preparatory service (or: 2nd state examination)
  • German
  • personal and health suitability
  • application form
  • Identity card or passport
  • possibly marriage certificate
  • curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your professional qualification and professional experience in original language and swearing translation
  • Proof that you are allowed to work as a teacher in your country of origin
  • Possibly proofs for continuing vocational training, seminars
  • Documents that make it credible to want to pursue a teaching activity in SachsenAnhalt

Note: Do not send originals. Submit certified copies.

Teaching qualification: 200 Euro

Career qualification: 300 Euro

You will receive a notification no later than 3 months after your complete application.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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