Your study options for becoming a teacher in secondary education

From languages to technology, there is a vast range of content in secondary school programmes. But whatever the subject area involved, the teacher’s task remains the same: to transfer knowledge, to develop skills, to contribute to pupils’ education by helping them to organise themselves in their personal work and to assess their learning outcomes.

Have you ever given catch-up lessons in your secondary school? It’s a good way to test your motivation, patience, thoroughness and curiosity, which are all essential skills for working in this profession.

Master / bachelor / master craftsmanship’s diploma in the required specialisation

To become a secondary school teacher, you must complete higher education studies, with either a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or a master craftsmanship’s diploma in relation to the required specialisation.

  • professeur (A1): master’s degree or equivalent;
  • professeur d’enseignement technique (A2): bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • maître d’enseignement: master craftsmanship’s diploma /BTS.

You can study in Luxembourg or abroad to obtain a higher education degree related to the required specialisation.

On the portal, you can find information on higher education by country, specifically for the following countries:

Master en enseignement secondaire (Master’s degree in secondary education)

The University of Luxembourg’s Master en enseignement secondaire prepares students who already hold a bachelor’s  to become teachers that are qualified to teach in the Luxembourg school system.

The course is intended for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of their chosen subject area and to develop the skills they need to teach in secondary education. Their are four possible paths:

The course is aimed primarily at people who have a bachelor’s degree in German studies, French studies or mathematics.  Students who wish to enrol in the “Luxembourgish language and literature” path must hold a bachelor’s degree in philology or cultural studies.

Brevet de technicien supérieur (Higher Technician Certificate) (BTS)

The Brevet de technicien supérieur (BTS) is a vocational higher education course completed over four or six semesters with a combination of theoretical learning and internships in companies. Luxembourg currently offers 36 BTS in the following domains: business, health, industry, applied arts, crafts and services. BTS courses are accessible as an initial training course and through accreditation of prior learning and experience (validation des acquis de l’expérience, VAE).

A Brevet de technicien supérieur or a  Brevet de technicien supérieur spécialisé related to the required area of specialisation can give you access to a career as a maître d’enseignement (B1).

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