The teaching profession at public schools is regulated by the state in Bavaria. In order to exercise a teaching profession at state schools in Bavaria, you must have obtained a degree certificate in a member state of the European Union (EU) or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Switzerland documenting academic training for the profession of teacher, or be authorized to exercise the profession of teacher.
Employment as a teacher at private schools or at state schools within the framework of temporary contracts (e.g. as a substitute teacher) is also possible in individual cases without recognition of the teaching qualification. In these cases, applicants should apply directly to the school at which they wish to teach or to the relevant school authority.
Late repatriates are entitled to formal recognition of their education acquired in their country of origin. The possibility of recognition in terms of content is examined in a separate procedure (see "Further links").
For teachers who have acquired their qualification in another country ("third country"), the acquisition of a teaching qualification by way of recognition in Bavaria is not possible.
The training to become a teacher in Bavaria aims at the acquisition of a teaching qualification for a type of school that entitles the holder to hold a public office. The acquisition of the qualification for a teaching post is regulated in the Bavarian Teacher Training Act. Proof of a teaching qualification is required in order to exercise the profession across the entire spectrum of the occupational field.
If a teaching qualification was acquired abroad and the acquisition of a qualification for this teaching profession is sought in Bavaria, the foreign professional qualification must be recognized by the competent authority.