Teacher qualification Recognition Teacher or teacher with professional qualification from abroad

Access to the profession of teacher is regulated in Germany and requires a teacher's qualification. A teacher's qualification acquired abroad is recognised as a qualification for a teaching position in the Land of Brandenburg if: _ you have a teacher's qualification fully completed under the law of your country of education, based on training at a higher education institution or a comparable educational institution; _ you have acquired a qualification in the training state to teach in subjects which are also the subject of the Brandenburg Teacher Training for the teaching position you are seeking And _ there are no significant differences (qualification differences) between your foreign teacher's qualification and the training in the Land of Brandenburg for the respective teacher position or such differences have been compensated by relevant professional experience, other qualifications or by the successful completion of a compensatory measure. The recognition of your foreign teacher's professional qualification as a teacher's qualification and, if necessary, the determination of any compensatory measures that are still necessary beforehand shall be carried out by means of a decision. If necessary compensatory measures are found, a separate application for authorisation to take the compensatory measure may be made. An application for recognition of their foreign teacher's professional qualification as a teacher's qualification can be submitted by all persons who have successfully completed a teacher's vocational qualification in their country of origin. It does not matter what nationality you have or in which country you have acquired your qualification. An application can also be made from abroad. However, they must have the intention and, if necessary, document their participation in the State of Brandenburg.

?. The following documents must be submitted for your application for recognition of a foreign teacher's qualification as a teacher's qualification: 1. proof of identity (passport, identity card or other official identity card) (certified copy), 2. Marriage certificate (if there is a change of name) (certified copy), 3. Proof of your degree (certificate of completion of the university) and all evidence that a completed teacher training is available in accordance with the law of the country of origin (each as a certified copy), 4. evidence and information showing the content and duration of the training completed (certified copy), 5. Certificates of duration, nature and extent of professional activities previously carried out in Germany or abroad as teachers and other qualifications (proof of training and qualifications such as other professional qualifications, university degrees, academic/examination achievements, etc., including in the context of lifelong learning jeweils relevant to the profession of teacher and the knowledge, skills and competences acquired therein have been formally recognised by a relevant body) 6. a tabular list of the training courses completed and the activity carried out in German, 7. a declaration in German as to whether and, if so, with what result you have already submitted an application or completed a compensatory measure in another Land; 8. a decision on the determination of the teacher's professional qualification in another Federal State of the Federal Republic of Germany (certified copy) and 9. Presentation of the intention that you want to work as a teacher in the land of Brandenburg (e.g. proof of contact with the hiring school authority or schools in the state of Brandenburg). If your documents are not available in German, you must submit translations into German (applies to proof of training, training content and duration, certificate[s] of the professional activity carried out and other qualifications relevant to the profession of teacher and the knowledge, skills and competences acquired therein have been formally recognised by a relevant body). The translations must have been made by an interpreter, translator or translator who has been publicly appointed or sworn in a Member State of the European Union, the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) or Switzerland. In such cases, the public appointment or swearing-in must result from a service stamp in German on the translation. For further information on the required documents, please refer to the application form. ?. The following documents must be submitted for your application for participation in a necessary compensatory measure identified: 1. formal application with information on the desired teaching position, subjects, the nature of the compensatory measure (adaptation course or aptitude test) and the desired start or date (dated and signed); 2. Proof of personal aptitude in accordance with the Federal Central Register Act (extended certificate of leadership) or a corresponding certificate or certificate from your home country; not older than three months at the time of application, 3. Proof of health suitability for the adaptation course by means of a written personal declaration, 4. Knowledge of German at level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (certified copy) and 5. Proof of vaccination or immunisation against measles or equivalent impfun compatibility by medical certificate for all applicants born after 31.12.1970.


I . The following forms must be used and submitted for your application for recognition of a foreign teacher's qualification as a teacher's qualification: 1. Application for recognition of a foreign teacher qualification 2. Declaration on the application - Information on an application in other Länder, compensatory measures have been taken II. For your application to participate in any necessary compensatory measure, the following forms must be used and submitted:1 . Appendix "Declaration of Health Status" 2. Appendix "Information on data processing" These forms can be found on the homepage under the link: https://mbjs.brandenburg.de/bildung/lehrerin-lehrer-in-brandenburg/anerkennung-von-abschluessen/auslaendische-lehrerqualifikationen.html Online procedure possible: no written form required; Yes Personal appearance necessary: no

Preconditions
A teacher qualification is recognised on request as a qualification for the desired teaching position in schools in the Land of Brandenburg if: On the basis of your teacher's qualification, which has been acquired through a successfully completed training course at a university or other higher education or training institution with an equivalent level of training, you may take up and exercise the profession of teacher in the state of training in at least one of the subjects admitted to the teacher's programme in accordance with the Teacher's College Regulations, or have been denied the power to take up or practise the profession of teacher for reasons. , which do not preclude the admission or exercise in the Land of Brandenburg, and there are no significant differences (skill differences) between your proven teacher qualification and the qualification requirements for the desired teaching position in the Land of Brandenburg, or existing skill differences could be compensated by a compensatory measure. By way of derogation from paragraph 1 sentence 1 number 1, the subject may take the place of the subject German the subject German as a foreign language as a subject to be recognised.
You apply to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (Department 36 _ Teacher Training) as the competent authority for the recognition of a foreign teacher's professional qualification as a qualification for a teaching position in schools in the Land of Brandenburg. To do so, you submit a written application (using the necessary forms) as well as the necessary documents and proofs in the indicated form. After receipt of your application and documents, it will be checked within one month whether your documents have been submitted in full. If this is not the case, you will be asked in writing to submit the relevant documents by post. When the documents are complete, it will be examined whether - you have a teacher's qualification fully completed under the law of your country of education, based on training at a higher education institution or a comparable educational institution, - you have acquired a qualification in the training state to teach in subjects which are also the subject of the Brandenburg Teacher Training for the teaching position you are seeking And - there are no significant differences (qualification differences) between your foreign teacher's qualification and the training in the Land of Brandenburg for the teacher position sought, or such differences have been compensated for by relevant professional experience, other qualifications or by the successful completion of a compensatory measure. The benchmark for this test is therefore: - a completed five-year teacher training course at university level with two subjects or one subject and the study area of support pedagogy with two special pedagogical disciplines, and - a subsequent preparatory service, which ends with a state examination. The following results from this review are possible: 1. No significant differences If no significant differences (skill differences) have been found in this comparison, your foreign teacher's qualification will be recognised as a qualification for the desired teaching position. 2. Identifying significant differences However, if this comparison finds significant differences (e.g. you have studied only one subject or/and you have not completed any school practical training comparable to the preparatory service after your studies or this has not been compensated by relevant professional experience), then these significant differences may be self-sufficient academic achievements in a second subject and/or the subsequent acquisition of corresponding professional experience, or a so-called compensatory measure. In this case, you can choose whether you want to take an adaptation course or take an aptitude exam.   If you decide to take an adaptation course and your teacher training does not include the study of a second subject, it must be re-studied during the adaptation course. The duration of the adaptation course shall be determined on the basis of the skill differences identified. The minimum duration is six months and the maximum duration is three years. The duration is determined on a case-by-case basis and depends on the extent of the skills differences to be compensated. The course can be completed in a public-law training relationship or, under certain conditions, also part-time with an existing employment relationship. A study seminar is commissioned for the organisation and implementation. Participation in the adaptation course includes practical teaching activities ranging from 12 to 19 teacher-week hours and participation in the training offered by the assigned study seminar and, in the case of additional training, the associated study programmes. At the end of the adaptation course, the performance provided by the participating person in relation to the qualification characteristics to be acquired in the adaptation course shall be assessed with the predicate 'existing' or 'not passed'. If, on the other hand, you decide to take an aptitude test, it covers the skill differences identified and, depending on the differences in qualifications identified or not balanced, includes a lesson sample in the subject to be recognised or a lesson in the subjects to be recognised and an oral examination in the form of a colloquium. Here, too, a study seminar is entrusted with the organisation and implementation of the aptitude test. In preparation, the learning groups and subjects designated for the examination may be hospitable and taught for a period of up to four weeks. The aptitude test has been passed if the achievements in the parts of the examination (teaching sample[n] and oral examination) have been rated at least with the grade "sufficient". In the event of the identification of skill differences and the necessary compensatory measures, a separate application for participation in the compensatory measure shall be submitted with the necessary forms and documents to be submitted. The recognition of your foreign teacher's professional qualification as a teacher's qualification _ possibly after the successful completion of a compensatory measure _ as well as the identification of qualification differences and the possibilities for compensation, is carried out by means of a decision provided with an appeal. 3. Refusal of recognition Recognition of a teacher's qualification as a teacher's qualification must be refused if: - the application documents are not submitted in full by you within a reasonable period of time, despite being requested, - you do not have a teacher's qualification in your country of education which has been acquired at a higher education or training institution with an equivalent level of training and which entitles you to practise the profession of teacher in the state of training in at least one of the subjects admitted to the teaching post in accordance with the Teacher Training Regulations, or - the skills differences identified cannot be compensated. A notice containing an appeal is also issued for the refusal of recognition.