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Catholic Religious Education as subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

Catholic Religious Education as subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
(Master of Education)

Profile
Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

A school internship lasting at least four weeks must have been completed at a school of vocational education.

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Catholic Religious Education is offered as a teaching subject (or supplementary teaching subject) within the degree programme Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education. As a first subject, a vocational subject must be studied.

The public has (once again) become aware of the phenomenon of “religion” – often in its conflicting, dubious form. Against this backdrop, the aim of the degree programme in Catholic Theology is to give students the skills required to (self-)critically assess contemporary religious phenomena in culture, society and the Church on the basis of Christian self-understanding and its core categories of creation, revelation and salvation. Consequently, the degree programme serves to elaborate the identity of Christianity and its ability to accept pluralism. Students critically explore the historical and contemporary testimony of Christianity; discuss how it contributes to shaping culture and society; and reflect on religious influences in their own biography.

At Leibniz Universität Hannover, students of theology enjoy ideal learning conditions, thanks to the small study groups in seminars and lectures, and the intense individual support and mentoring provided by the teaching staff. Cooperation with the University of Hildesheim means that a wide range of different theological disciplines are represented, namely by a total of five professors and additional staff, which is unusual in the field of teacher training. Student representatives from the department also act as important contact persons in addition to the teaching staff. Their tireless commitment contributes significantly to the informal atmosphere in the Catholic Theology Section.

Further information on the website of the Institute for the Study of Religion (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Biblical theology: the origin of the Christian faith in the Holy Scripture
  • Historical theology: the history and experience of the Church, from its origin to the present
  • Practical theology: the relevance of faith in the life and actions of people today
  • Systematic theology: the rational accountability of faith in the context of the question of truth
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme centres around practical training at schools, where students receive intense supervision by their subject representatives, and explore religious education and methodological issues. In addition, students hone their powers of theological assessment on the basis of exemplary topics.
If necessary, students can easily acquire the specialist knowledge of Latin in the course of the Master’s degree programme, evidence of which must be provided when registering the Master’s thesis.

Recommended Abilities
  • An interest in theological and philosophical issues: the question of God, the question of man, and the meaning of life
  • An interest in the wealth of experience provided by the Bible and in historical, social and political issues and problems
  • Willingness to assess and discuss scholarly texts
  • With regard to a potential career in teaching: an interest in working with young adults and in developing teaching and learning processes
Career Opportunities

Completion of the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education is the prerequisite for applying for the preparatory phase of teacher training for technical education. Applicants should be interested in teaching at vocational schools since this degree programme is tailored towards this career goal.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

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

Application Deadlines

First-year students

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

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

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

 

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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building