Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education of the Bavarian Universities

The Bavarian universities offer their instructors the opportunity to systematically strengthen their teaching competencies in a practice-oriented manner.

The form and content of this teaching training is based on international standards and can be completed by obtaining the Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education of the Bavarian Universities. This certificate, identical across Bavaria, serves as formal proof of its recipient’s teaching competencies and demonstrates their didactic and pedagogical qualifications in numerous application contexts.

The quality of the program is constantly monitored and improved by a committee of higher education professionals from the network ProfiLehrePlus of Bavarian Universities. This program specifically focuses on the competencies immediately relevant for the teaching and learning of university lecturers.

The Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education of the Bavarian Universities is structured in modules and can be acquired at a Basic, Advanced, and Specialization level.



[Translate to Englisch:] Zertifikat Hochschullehre Bayern, Grundstufe 60 Arbeitseinheiten, Aufbaustufe 120 Arbeitseinheiten, Vertiefungsstufe 200 Arbeitseinheiten
[Translate to Englisch:] Für die Grundstufe müssen sie 60 Arbeitseinheiten aus allen fünf Bereichen erwerben. Für die Aufbaustufe brauchen sie 120 Arbeitseinheiten. Davon mindestens jeweils 25 Arbeitseinheiten aus den Bereichen A und B und jeweils mindestens 10 Arbeitseinheiten aus den Bereichen C,D,E

Structure of the Basic and Advanced Levels

By acquiring the certificate for the basic level, you demonstrate the possession of basic knowledge through the completion of 60 study units, of 45 minutes each, from all five areas. Currently, the certificate for the basic level is being awarded directly by each individual university.

The certificate for the advanced level allows you to build upon the basic knowledge you gained previously, as well as adjust your teaching knowledge according to your individual teaching and learning context. Given the requirement of 120 units (45 minutes each), you have plenty of opportunities to explore services aimed at specific target groups and disciplines. The study units from the basic level count towards the advanced level certificate.

Choose your individual program from areas A-E for the basic and advanced level.


Certificate areas A-E

[Translate to Englisch:] Bereich A Lehr und Lernkonzepte, Bereich B Präsentation und Kommunikation, Bereich C Prüfen, Bereich D Reflexion und Evaluation, Bereich E Beraten und Begleiten

Specialization level certificate

The specialization level certificate is aimed at current teachers who want to reflect on their individual teaching style in greater depth. In an intense process, through teaching projects, teaching portfolios, peer coaching review and expert coaching, previously gained skill sets are strengthened throughout 80 units.

Please contact your university’s center for Higher Education didactics for further information. Many universities already offer the specialization level certificate. If this is not the case at your university, we, at the Bavarian network ProfiLehrePlus, will make every effort to find a solution so that you can acquire the specialization level certificate through collaboration.