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Islamic-Religious Education (Certificate)

What is the supplementary programme about?

The supplementary programme prepares teachers of the Muslim faith to teach Islam as a subject at state schools. The content of the supplementary programme covers Islamic religious texts, traditions, historical ideological developments, key theological questions, selected Islamic cultural areas, non-Islamic religions, Islamic religious education and the teaching methodology of Islam.

There is currently no formal enrolment procedure for the supplementary programme Islamic Religious Education.

Admission requirements

This supplementary programme is aimed at

  • students studying teaching degrees (Lehramt) for schools in Bavaria at FAU,
  • students studying other degree programmes at FAU who would like to complete modules related to Islam as elective modules or learn more about the subject
  • students studying teaching degrees (Lehramt) at other universities or universities of applied sciences or completing teaching training, or who would like to complete modules related to Islam as elective modules or learn more about the subject
  • guest students enrolled at FAU, providing the individual lectures and seminars are open to guest students
Modules and degree programme structure

Written foundations of Islam/"Knowing Islam"

  • Orientation course on Islam – Qur'an, Hadith
  • Language
  • the life of the Prophet (sira)

Islamic religious education/"Reflecting Islam"

  • Theology of Islam
  • Ethics of Islam
  • Islamic religious practices
  • Non-Islamic religions
  • Religious studies

Practical topic/"Teaching Islam"

  • School as a professional environment
  • Socialisation
  • Religious education

Islamic Religious Education is a supplementary programme for teaching degree programmes (Lehramt). It is open to anyone, regardless of personal beliefs, and is completed with a certificate examination. Please be aware that this is not a recognised qualification for teaching Islamic religious education in schools. Permission to teach Islamic religious education, which usually requires the teacher to be a practising Muslim, may only be granted by an authorised body for the subject. The certificate which is awarded at the end of the supplementary programme is merely intended as proof of successful completion of the programme.

Degree programme start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree programme: Summer Term, Winter Term

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Degree type: Certificate
Type of study: Supplementary teaching programme
Location: Nuremberg
Standard duration of study: 4 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Summer Term, Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions
Early entrance programme: no
Part-time study: no
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology