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Chemistry as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

Chemistry as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
(Bachelor of Science)

© Christian Schröder/Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
© Christian Schröder/Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
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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 in the vocational subject (recommended).

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Chemistry is offered as a teaching subject (or supplementary teaching subject) within the bachelor's programme Technical Education. As first subject, a vocational subject must be studied. Please note the subject combination options.

Chemistry is life! Chemistry is a dynamic, exciting subject. Chemistry is everywhere around us – from the production of new materials to understanding biological systems, from the food we eat to the medication that keeps us healthy, from the quality of our drinking water to keeping the air we breathe clean.

The Bachelor's programme Technical Education primarily trains future teachers who want to teach this exciting subject professionally and motivated in vocational schools. In addition to the well-founded theoretical education in the subjects of general chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry, basic techniques in the practical courses general and analytical chemistry are taught.

In addition, the didactics of chemistry provides a first insight into the aspects of "teaching and learning" in the subject chemistry. In particular, major challenges such as heterogeneous learning groups or digitally supported learning are addressed.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (German Language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Analytical chemistry
  • General chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
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

For the study of chemistry as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, scientific (especially physical) and mathematical basic knowledge is required.

In addition, students should enjoy experimenting, should not be afraid of dealing with chemicals and should have a general amount of manual skills.

In addition, they should be able to coordinate a time-consuming study with their other interests.

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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