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20:47 Nov 18, 2008
German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
Options for Gymnasium teachers. Of all types of teachers, Gymnasium teachers have the most frequent opportunities for promotion. Gymnasium teachers, after attaining civil servant status, are given the formal title of "study advisor" (Studienrat) instead of "teacher" (Lehrer/Lehrerin). A Gymnasium teacher may be promoted to head study advisor (Oberstudienrat) after 5 years of service. After this, a Gymnasium teacher may be promoted to "study director" or "assistant principal" (Studiendirektor), and finally to principal (Oberstudiendirektor). Promotion not only involves a change of title but also an increase in salary and status (Bundesanstalt für Arbeit 1991).
In some countries, including Germany, the position of head teacher in a secondary school is also designated as Rector, however, the position of head teacher in a German Gymnasium school is called Studiendirektor or Oberstudiendirektor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rector