Computer Science (M.Ed.)

 

Vocational-Technical Education – Computer Science

(Bachelor of Education)

(Informatik, B.Ed.)

 
 

General Infromation

Degree: Bachelor of Education
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German
Internship:
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 before 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: September 15
Application: online application
Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers an Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

Brief Description

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.

 
 
Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

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.

1. Vocational Field of Study:
The vocational field of study Informatics in the Bachelor of Education programme is divided into a Mandatory and an Elective Subject-specific Area, and Teaching Methodology.

The Mandatory Subject-specific Area comprises the modules Computer Science I-III, Mathematics I for Computer Science, Technical Fundamentals of Informatics, a Bachelor internship as well as an accompanying project. The Elective Subject Area allows the students to choose their own subject-specific areas of focus. The Mandatory Subject Area of Teaching Methodology consists of the modules teaching methodology of Computer Science I-III as well as a proseminar in 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 will be 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 .

As mathematical knowledge is very important for the study programme, it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Mathematics.

Besides there is a voluntary Programmier-Vorkurs (programming pre-course) offered by the Departmental Students' Representative Committee (Fachschaft).

The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

More information:

Modulhandbuch (Module Handbook)

Vorlesungsverzeichnis (Course Catalogue)

Fachbereich Informatik (Department of Informatics)

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.

 

Start smart

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

Online-Mathematics pre-course

Programming pre-course

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

Advice for Prospective B.Ed. Students

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