Sports (LaG – Teaching at Secondary Schools)
(Sport, LaG – Lehramt an Gymnasien)
|Degree: First State Examination|
|Duration: 9 semesters (for two academic subjects)|
For a successful completion of the Teaching at Secondary Schools (Gymnasium) degree programme, the students need to fulfill the following requirements:
Requirements for Admission: |
1. General university entrance degree, similar foreign diplomas; further information;
2. Passed sports aptitude test
|Admission Procedure: unrestricted|
|Part-time Studies: no|
|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.|
Degree Programme Structure
The Teaching at Secondary Schools (Gymnasium) programme prepares the students for the teaching profession at Secondary Schools from grades 5 to 13. It consists of two subjects, the Grundwissenschaften and the MINT-orientierter interdisziplinärer Vernetzungsbereich (MINT= Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Technik). With an orientation internship, an in-company internship as well as Practical Phases in school and Extracurricular Teaching Practical Studies the programme is quite practice-oriented.
Additionally, from winter semester 2018/19 on complementary studies for a third subject (Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt) are scheduled to take effect.
The Vernetzungsbereich combines subjects from the natural, engineering and social sciences. The Elective and Mandatory Area of the Vernetzungsbereich vary depending on the choice of major in the degree programme (at least one MINT-major or no MINT-major).
The Grundwissenschaften (Fundamental Studies) comprise Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology and Political Studies; including the Practical Phase I module.
The mandatory subject studies area contains the modules of Sports Science Propaedeutics, Fundamentals of Sports Medicine, Movement and Training Science Basics, Sports Education Basics, and Fundamentals of Sports Sociology and Psychology. In the elective subject area, the students are required to create a focus in the field of Sports Practical Basics.
Throughout several semesters, the students are continuously taught the methodological fundamentals of sports lessons within the modules of Subject-related Didactics and Practice. These skills are directly applied to the Practical Phases and are enhanced throughout additional methodological components of the programme.
Advice for Prospective LaG Students
As the LaG programme Sports consists of theoretical as well as practical components, the programme requires, apart from the corresponding athletic skills, an interest in theoretical sports-scientific contents such as training methods, equipment studies, and kinesiological analysis. Particularly when dealing with study contents regarding Kinesiology, Sports Medicine, and Training Studies, scientific skills will prove beneficial in those subjects.
As regards the future teaching activities, a very good command of the German written and spoken language is an important requirement. Good English language skills are strongly recommended.
As teachers are always also ambassadors for their subject, they should be enthusiastic about athletic activities and willing to pass that enthusiasm on to their students.
Please also make use of the advice offered on the decision to pursue the teaching profession, which you will find here, as well as on the second subject.
Further information may, for example, also be found at:
Related Degree Programmes
|Teaching at Secondary Schools (Gymnasium) (Overview of subjects) (Lehramt an Gymnasien, Fächerübersicht)|
Teachers at Secondary Schools do not only teach their subjects but work within a greater pedagogical and organisational framework. They find positions not only at grammar schools (“Gymnasien”), but in different sectors of the widespread school system.
Valid statements on the future career perspectives are not easy to be made since they depend on a variety of factors, for example the range of subjects a teacher is able to teach. Other factors include the overall demographic development, political decisions and administrative regulations.
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 (e.g.):
Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs of Hesse (Hessisches Kultusministerium)
www.lehrer-werden.de (German Language Only)