Politik und Wirtschaft

Lehramt an Gymnasien – Erstes Staatsexamen; tuition language: German

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An admission into this programme is currently not possible.

The Lehramt an Gymnasien (Teaching at Secondary Schools) programme prepares the students for the teaching profession at Secondary Schools from grades 5 to 13. It consists of two subjects, and additionally the ‚Bildungswissenschaften‘ (educational sciences) and the ‚MINT-orientierter interdisziplinärer Vernetzungsbereich‘ (MINT = STEM). With an in-company internship (called ‚Betriebspraktikum‘) as well as Practical Phases in school (‚Grundpraktikum‘ and ‚Praxissemester‘) the programme is quite practice-oriented.

Additionally, complementary studies for a third subject (‚Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt‘) are possible.

The courses are taught in German.

Degree Programme Teaching at Secondary Schools (Gymnasium). To enlarge / show pdf please click on the picture.

Description

Subject Studies
The subject deals with fundamental political, social, and economic situations and contexts on a scientific level. Students acquire extensive knowledge of political and economic institutions, processes and ideas.

Subject-related Didactics
Throughout several semesters, the students are continuously taught the methodological fundamentals of good Politics and Economics lessons in the the modules of Subject-related Didactics. These skills are directly applied in the Practical Semester and are enhanced throughout additional methodological components of the programme.

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Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute for Political Science

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The Bildungswissenschaften (educational sciences) comprise Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, Political Studies; including the Grundpraktikum.

Programme regulations Bildungswissenschaften

Grundwissenschaften (Fundamental Studies). To enlarge / show pdf please click on the picture.

The Vernetzungsbereich is a joint offer of the subjects and the Bildungswissenschaften (educational sciences), which is available to students depending on their subject combination.

The Vernetzungsbereich combines subjects from the natural, engineering and social sciences. The Elective and Mandatory Area of the Vernetzungsbereich vary depending on the choice of major in the degree programme (at least one STEM-major or no STEM-major).

Semester Course and Examination Schedule Vernetzungsbereich

Vernetzungsbereich. To enlarge / show pdf please click on the picture.

Practical training (praktische Ausbildung) as part of the study program consists of a basic internship (‚Grundpraktikum‘) in the first half and a practical semester (‚Praxissemester‘) in the second half of the respective study program. The focus of the basic internship/‘Grundpraktikum‘ is the reflection of one's own suitability for the profession as a teacher in the respective teaching profession. The focus of the internship semester/‘Praxissemester‘ is in particular the reflection of pedagogical action on the basis of the knowledge acquired and deepened during the course of study.

Programme regulations praktische Ausbildung

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Semesters 9 semesters (for two academic subjects)
Language German
Start of studies Start of studies : winter semester
Admission Admission into this programme is currently not possible.
Internship For a successful completion of the Teaching at Secondary Schools (Gymnasium) degree programme, the students need to fulfill the following requirements:
  • an in-company internship of a minimum duration of eight weeks in a production, processing, trade, or service company. It must be proven at the latest when registering for the First State Examination. The competent institution is the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie (state school board) in Darmstadt
  • Additional Practical Training consisting of the basic internship (‚Grundpraktikum‘) and the practical semester (‚Praxissemester‘); see above.
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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

Teachers at Secondary Schools do not only teach their subjects but work within a greater pedagogical and organisational framework. They find positions not only at grammar schools (“Gymnasien”), but in different sectors of the widespread school system.

Valid statements on the future career perspectives are not easy to be made since they depend on a variety of factors, for example the range of subjects a teacher is able to teach. Other factors include the overall demographic development, political decisions and administrative regulations.

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