Politics and Economics – Vocational-Technical Education

Master of Education

Politik und Wirtschaft – Lehramt an beruflichen Schulen

Description

Bachelor of Education + Master of Education -> Teaching at Vocational Schools

The programme Teaching at Vocational Schools at the Technical University of 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).
  • In addition to methodical and didactical subjects, practical teaching complements the programme.

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.

Degree Master of Education
Duration 4 semesters
Language: German
Programme Start winter semester is recommended; summer semester is possible, but without degree completion guarantee
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
1. Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a “Bachelor of Education” degree from the same programme or an equivalent degree whereas the combination of professional field of study and subject must be the same in the Bachelor’s and in the Master’s programme. If the combination is not the same, the applicant’s admission is subject to further provisions. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office (Fachstudienberatung). Information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
2. A related vocational 52-week internship; see next point “internship”;
3. Under certain conditions, graduates from applied universities may be admitted to the Master of Education programme subject to further provisions. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office (Fachstudienberatung).
Internship related vocational 52-week internship to be completed before the start of the programme, or vocational training (requirement for enrolment!). Proof is not required from students who completed their Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) at the Technical University of Darmstadt;
Internship regulations (Praktikumsordnung);
Recognition of the internship (Anerkennung des Praktikums).
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study

For enrolment in the complementary teacher training programme, in particular you need to already have a First State Examination or an equivalent qualification such as Master of Education or you must be currently enrolled in a teacher training course (teaching profession at secondary schools, Bachelor of Education, Master of Education).

Complementary Studies – Teaching at Secondary Schools

Upon successful completion of a Master of Education degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

Job opportunities exist

  • in the preparatory period (teaching practice) for teaching in the broad field of vocational schools;
  • e.g. in corporate vocational training institutions or in the field of vocational training studies.

Predictions about the future demand for teachers or their employment opportunities are difficult to make as both depend on a number of different factors such as demographic development, the selected combination of subjects or type of school, the political framework, etc.

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