Vocational-Technical Education – Building Technology
(Bachelor of Education)
|Degree: Bachelor of Education|
Duration: 6 semesters|
1. before the start of the degree programme (requirement for enrolment!):
Related vocational internship of a 52-week-minimum duration or related vocational training in accordance with the internship regulations. The vocational internship is to be fully completed and recognised by the competent departments before the start of the programme;
2. during the Bachelor’s programme: Practical studies in schools 1.
Requirements for Admission: |
1. General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas, admission as a vocationally qualified student to the universities in the state of Hesse; further information;
2. Proof of a related vocational internship of a 52-week-minimum duration or related vocational training in accordance with the internship regulations. The vocational internship is to be fully completed and recognised by the competent departments before the start of the programme;
3. when choosing Sports Science as a general education subject or as Master of Education: passing the Sports Aptitude Test is an admission requirement for the Sports Science modules (proof thereof by the end of the 4th semester); further information.
4. For some of the consecutive Master of Education programmes following the Bachelor of Education, there are further requirements for enrolment, e.g. foreign language skills. Therefore, please learn more about these courses of study early on.
|Admission Procedure: unrestricted|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.|
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
Bachelor of Education + Master of Education -> Teaching at Vocational Schools
The programme Teaching at Vocational Schools at the TU Darmstadt consists of two connected study programmes:
- first, the Bachelor of Education programme (6 semesters; vocational field of study) and
- subsequently, the Master of Education programme (4 semesters; subject of general education/subject studies).
Only the completion of both the Bachelor of Education AND the Master of Education is equivalent to the first state examination in the state of Hesse and therefore mandatory for the admission to the preparatory period (teaching practice) or the teaching profession.
Additionally, from winter semester 2018/19 on programmes for a third subject (Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt) are scheduled to take effect.
1. Vocational Field of Study:
The vocational field of study Building Technology in the Bachelor of Education programme is divided into a mandatory subject-specific area and teaching methodology. The focus of the first semester is on the subject studies.
The Mandatory Subject-specific Area comprises the fields of drafting, historical fundamentals, design, technology and structural design, building construction, typologies as well as interdisciplinary studies. The Mandatory Subject Area of Teaching Methodology consists of the teaching methodology of Construction Engineering I, Technology Didactics I, areas of focus in teaching practice, application-oriented research in Technology Didactics.
2. Second Subject of General Education (Subject Studies and Subject-related Didactics):
During the Bachelor’s programme, the students already choose their second subject which is integrated into the Bachelor’s programme with 20 CP. This second subject will then be continued in the Master of Education programme.
3. The Educational and Social Sciences consist of Vocational Pedagogy, Vocational Education, and the Practical Studies in Schools 1.
With the Bachelor of Education, the students will acquire their first professional qualification. However, the Master of Education is a prerequisite for the admission to the teaching profession.
For this reason, it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.
Advice for Prospective B.Ed. Students
Teachers in the broad and varied vocational school system give lessons in subjects of general education as well as in theoretical and practical vocational subjects. To be interested in pedagogical work with children and teenagers and to enjoy teaching is essential for this course of study and the profession. In this context, teachers need extensive subject-related knowledge as well as pedagogic-didactic, psychological, communicative, and social skills. Apart from the work in school, the quality of the lessons is determined by their preparation, which is very time-consuming and primarily a matter of home office.
Building Technology addresses the technical-constructive aspects of building and civil engineering. Generally speaking, it is about the techniques as well the material and equipment which is used in the building process. As the subject-specific part is covered by the Department of Architecture, questions of draft and design are of central interest.
Those who decide to pursue the Bachelor of Education – Vocational-Technical Education – Building Technology should have an affinity for mathematical-scientific tasks. Abilities such as spatial imagination or an artistic-creative talent facilitate the course of study. It is also beneficial if students are already familiar with the technical fundamentals of construction before the start of the programme.
Further information may be found at, for example, www.cct-germany.de
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|General information: The Bachelor of Education comprises a vocational field of study. In order to complete the teacher training studies, a second subject is required and will be studied in the course of the Master of Education programme. If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Teacher Training (Zentrum für Lehrerbildung) or the respective departmental advisor’s office.|
|German (M.Ed.) (Deutsch, M.Ed.)|
|Ethics (M.Ed.) (Ethik, M.Ed.)|
|History (M.Ed.) (Geschichte, M.Ed.)|
|Computer Science (M.Ed.) (Informatik, M.Ed.)|
|Mathematics (M.Ed.) (Mathematik, M.Ed.)|
|Physics (M. Ed.) (Physik, M.Ed.)|
|Politics and Economics (M. Ed.) (Politk und Wirtschaft, M.Ed.)|
|Protestant Religion (M.Ed.) (Evangelische Religion, M.Ed.)|
|Catholic Religion (M.Ed.) (Katholische Religion, M.Ed.)|
|Sports Science (M.Ed.) (Sportwissenschaft, M.Ed.)|
There are job opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Education – Vocational Field of Study Building Technology in corporate vocational training institutions, in the field of vocational training studies, or in the open labor market.
However, entering the preparatory period (teaching practice) for teaching at vocational schools, vocational grammar schools, technical colleges, specialised upper secondary schools, specialised vocational schools as well as in classes of the basic vocational training year and the vocational preparatory year is only possible after having completed the graduate degree programme Master of Education. Such a degree programme is currently being offered by the TU Darmstadt for the subjects of German, Ethics, History, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics, Politics and Economics, Religion (Evangelic or Catholic), and Sports Science.
Predictions about the future demand for teachers or their employment opportunities are difficult to make as both depend on a number of different factors. This includes, for example, demographic development, the selected combination of subjects or the type of school, the political framework, etc.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Hessisches Kultusministerium (Hessian Ministry of Education)