Body Care – Vocational-Technical Education

Bachelor of Education

Körperpflege, B.Ed.


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

Course Catalogue

Department of Human Sciences

Centre for Teacher Training

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
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
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.
Procedure Restrictions on admission; procedure results (n.c. figures)
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 Online Self-Assessment

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.

The study contents of the vocational field of study Body Care primarily address fashion trends, techniques and elements of hygiene as well as the biological and chemical fundamentals, which are important particularly with regard to the cosmetics industry.

Those who decide to study Body Care should possess good fundamental skills in chemistry and biology as these two school subjects are of particular importance in the course of study. Furthermore, a basic understanding of fashion phenomena, aesthetics and art is crucial as in their future professional lives, the students train experts who should be open to new developments and fashion trends.

Further information may be found at, for example,

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

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

There are job opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Education – Vocational Field of Study Body Care 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..

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.