Chemical Engineering – Vocational-Technical Education

Bachelor of Education

Chemietechnik, B.Ed.

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).
  • The two subjects are supplemented by the educational and social sciences with the practical school studies 1 and the didactics of the subjects.

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.

More information:

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations*

Additional semester course schedule, Physics, 2017

Course Catalogue

Department of Chemistry

Centre for Teacher Education

*When choosing M.Ed. Physics please note: “Import of teaching from physics”.

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.

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Degree Bachelor of Education
Duration 6 semesters
Language: German
Programme Start winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to this degree programme are comprised of a related vocational 52-week internship; see next point “internship”.
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.
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.
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 (e.g. CTA, chemical laboratory assistant) 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 ,
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessments

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 their 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.

Chemical Engineering deals with researching, developing, planning, monitoring, and improving chemical and physical procedures in operating and laboratory facilities (e.g. in the area of energy process engineering, waste water technology, or air pollution control). Those deciding to pursue the Bachelor of Education – Vocational-Technical EducationChemical Engineering should thus be interested in science and technology and possess solid fundamental scientific as well as mathematical skills before beginning their studies.

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Mathematics pre-course ''Rechnen in der Chemie''

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

There are job opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Education 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 in the broad field of public vocational schools is only possible after having completed the graduate degree programme Master of Education.

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.