Philosophy (Complementary Studies – Teaching at Secondary Schools)

Philosophie, Ergänzungsstudiengang Lehramt

Description

Subject Studies
The subject Philosophy/Ethics addresses fundamental questions of human thinking and actions on a scientific and systematic level. This particularly includes questions regarding the justification of moral norms, the foundation of moral judgement as well as the validity of social and political order. Furthermore, Philosophy examines the validity of knowledge acquisition, methods, principles, arguments and theories of any kind and any discipline.

Subject-related Didactics
To help students become good teachers is the aim of didactics. Students get to understand the larger framework of Philosophy and Ethics teaching and acquire fundamental teaching and communication skills. They apply and further train these skills during the Practical Phases that are an integral part of the programme.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute for Philosophy

Centre for Teacher Training

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Degree “Erweiterungsprüfung” (additional examination) as per § 33 Hessisches Lehrerbildungsgesetz HLbG
Duration 4 semesters (80 CP)
Language: German
Programme Start Winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Part-time Studies No
Special Features
  • The Practical Phase III and the 'Vernetzungsbereich' are no longer required.
  • If a subject is studied with the aim of taking the additional examination, the regulations of the respective subject-specific regulations apply accordingly.
  • The complementary course of study has no effect on the standard period of study for the First State Examination or the Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees.
  • The complementary course of study does not constitute an extension of the deadline.
  • It is not possible to write a thesis in the subject of supplementary studies.
  • No academic degree is awarded after successful completion of the complementary studies.
  • Further information can be found on the website of the Centre for Teacher Education.
  • Online Self-Assessment
Recommendation It is recommended to take up the Complimentary Teaching Degree Programme only after you have successfully studied your regular teaching degree programme and have gained a minimum of 90 CP in it already, in both subjects and in the Grundwissenschaften (Fundamental Studies) in a maximum of 6 semesters.
To help you organizing your Complimentary Teaching Degree Programme, the Centre for Teacher Education (Advisory for Teaching Programmes) offers individual counselling.

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.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Overview of all teaching at Secondary Schools Degree Programme Guidelines/Study regulations.

Course Catalogue

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.