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Your profession: Teacher (m/f)

Professional activities

Teachers teach and educate children, young people and young adults of various age groups. In their teaching, they impart to pupils the facts and specialist knowledge contained within the respective curricula, teach subject related skills and also provide guidance on thinking and working in an autonomous manner. Education includes assisting and supporting pupils in subject related and personal matters as well as teaching socially accepted types of behaviour and value systems.

Fields of work

The task of teachers is to prepare and deliver lessons at various types of school.

  • Primary schools or at primary level
  • Secondary schools or at secondary level (lower and upper)
  • Upper secondary schools
  • Vocational schools
  • Special education at schools for pupils with learning difficulties

Types of school may have different names or be divided up differently depending on the federal state.

The professional profiles are based on information from berufenet at the Federal Employment Agency and BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training).