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Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Pre-study internship (recommended). Some subjects require separate admission requirements, such as proof of language proficiency (English, Spanish) or an entrance examination to determine their ability to study (Sports).

Admission
Admission depends on subject selection
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, together with the consecutive Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, qualifies graduates to take on teaching positions at vocational schools. The Bachelor’s degree qualifies graduates to take up work in areas such as vocational education and training, with associations, and chambers of industry or chambers of crafts and trades. In order to teach at vocational schools, graduates must additionally complete the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education.

At Leibniz Universität Hannover, students can choose from six vocational subject areas and eleven teaching subjects; the combination of vocational subject area and teaching subject can be freely selected.

The vocational subject areas are: Electrical Engineering, Metals Technology, Site Engineering, Colour Technology and Interior Decoration, Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products and Food Science.

The teaching subjects offered are: Chemistry, German, English, Protestant Religious Education, Catholic Religious Education, Mathematics, Physics, Politics, Social Education & Community Work / Special Needs Education in Vocational Education, Spanish and Physical Education.

A detailed description of the course content can be found under the individual subjects.

Further information on the website of the Leibniz School of Education (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • The degree programme encompasses the vocational subject area, the teaching subject and professional skills development, including Vocational and Business Education. Students complete four weeks of general practical training in Vocational and Business Education.
Course Content

The degree programme involves earning 92 credit points in the chosen vocational subject area, 48 credit points in the teaching subject and 25 credit points in the professional skills development area.

The professional skills development area consists of earning 15 credit points in Vocational and Business Education and 10 credit points in Key Transferable Skills. Students complete four weeks of practical training in Vocational and Business Education.

Recommended Abilities

In addition to having an interest in the chosen vocational subject area and teaching subject, prospective students should enjoy interacting with people, and should be empathetic, open to criticism and able to reflect on their actions.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor’s degree in Technical Education does not entitle graduates to teach at vocational schools – this is only possible after completing the relevant Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education.

The Bachelor’s degree in Technical Education qualifies graduates to enter a profession in areas such as vocational education and training, for example for associations, chambers of industry or chambers of crafts and trades.

Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are restricted: English Studies (school subject: English), Food Science, German Studies (school subject: German), Politics, Spanish Studies, Sports.

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are admission-free: Catholic Religious Education, Chemistry, Colour Technology and Interior Decoration, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Metals Technology, Physics, Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products, Protestant Religious Education and Site Engineering.

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations:

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

Application dates for a subject combination with two admission-free subjects:

 

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - May 31st of the year for the summer semester

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