Katholische Religion – Lehramt an beruflichen Schulen

Master of Education; tuition language: German

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Bachelor of Education + Master of Education -> Lehramt an beruflichen Schulen (Teaching at Vocational Schools)

The programme Lehramt an beruflichen Schulen 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 classroom training 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.

Overview of possible combinations of subjects

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Semesters 4
Language German
Start of studies winter semester, summer semester
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)
Admission requirements 1. 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.

2. a related vocational 52-week internship; see next point “internship”.
Under certain conditions, graduates from applied universities may be admitted to the Master of Education program. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office (Fachstudienberatung).

3. additional requirements:
Study regulations
Competences description.

4. Formal and language requirements for applicants with international qualifications.

See also: General information on applying to a master's degree programme .
Application Application deadlines and online application
Good to know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students´
Study Abroad
Part-time studies
Doctoral studies
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Alumni careers

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

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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