Computer Science – Vocational-Technical Education

Master of Education

Informatik – Lehramt an beruflichen Schulen


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.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme are comprised of
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. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
2. arelated vocational 52-week internship; see next point “internship”;
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

Teachers at vocational schools give lessons in subjects of general education as well as in theoretical and practical vocational subjects. In order to achieve this goal, extensive subject-related knowledge as well as pedagogic-didactical, psychological, communicative, and social skills on the part of the teachers must be acquired.

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

There are job opportunities for graduates of the Master of Education – Vocational Field of Study Computer Science in corporate vocational training institutions, in the field of vocational training studies, or in the open labor market.

The graduates have the possibility of entering the preparatory period (teaching practice) for teaching at vocational schools, vocational grammar schools, specialised upper secondary school, and specialised vocational school as well as in classes of a basic vocational training year and of vocational preparation.

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.