The School of Education (SETUB), one of two central institutes at TU Berlin, is responsible for all matters relating to teacher training studies both within the University and beyond. SETUB is the central point of contact and coordinator for the organization and further development of teacher education at TU Berlin. It assists teachers in training with the organization of their studies at the University in order to improve their chances of completing studies successfully. It informs and advises students on coordinating their studies, school internships, and questions specific to teacher training. It also offers programs for prospective students and continuing education programs for working teachers.
The University offers nine bachelor’s programs with a teacher training option which provide students with technical, pedagogical, and educational basic principles and qualify them to pursue a consecutive master’s program. The master’s programs are practically oriented (pedagogy, education, language formation) and students acquire their first teaching experience during a practical semester at a Berlin school. Since 2019, TU Berlin has offered four new lateral entry master’s programs (Q-Master) which accept applicants without a teacher training bachelor’s degree. Applicants interested in the lateral entry programs, whether they have just completed their bachelor’s or already have many years of professional experiences, should possess a strong interest in teaching. Depending on their first degree or further study achievements, students in these programs can study civil engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, and mechanical engineering as a core subject. This core subject is always studied in combination with mathematics as a secondary subject. It is also possible to study the combination electrical engineering/information technology.