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Computer Science as a subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools
(Master of Education)

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Course type
Postgraduate studies (Master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester only when there are vacant capacities
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

A school internship and a further internship (in a company, a social institution, a sports club, etc.) for at least four weeks must have been completed (compulsory).

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The subject of Computer Science is offered as one of two subjects within the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools.

On the basis of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme, the master’s degree programme qualifies future teachers in terms of the subject discipline, teaching methodology and educational science, ensuring that they have the skills required to complete the preparatory phase of teacher training at grammar schools.

The range of courses covers a compulsory area focusing on teaching methodology and a subject-specific compulsory elective area. The compulsory area includes a supervised school placement, which prepares students directly for teaching Computer Science as a subject and broaches the issue of fundamental experiences with regard to the promotion of expertise, as well as social and personnel skills. The practical training is supplemented by an in-depth scientific examination of teaching methodological skills. In the compulsory elective area, students can expand on the specialist knowledge gained during the bachelor’s degree programme.

Areas of Focus

  • Teaching methodology focusing on the design, delivery and evaluation of teaching-learning arrangements for Computer Science as a school subject
  • In-depth practice-oriented training to become a teacher within a school placement
  • Advanced subject-specific course
Course Content

The master’s programme focuses on teaching methodology, especially enabling students to approach school practice by completing a school placement and teaching methodological projects. In this context, students plan, deliver and evaluate teaching-learning arrangements under the supervision of teaching staff from the university and the schools.

Students majoring in Computer Science take an advanced course in the subject discipline of Computer Science in the compulsory elective module. Students taking Computer Science as a minor subject can choose their own subject-specific priorities in the master’s programme. A wide range of subject-specific modules, both basic and advanced, are available.

The master’s thesis module comprises a master’s thesis and corresponding coursework. The master’s thesis should demonstrate the future graduate’s ability to independently tackle a problem from the subject or Education Sciences based on scientific methods within the set time. Students can choose to write their master’s thesis in the first or second subject, or in Education Sciences.

Recommended Abilities
  • Previous knowledge of the subject discipline and teaching methodology, such as that taught in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme with the teaching subject of Computer Science
  • Enjoyment of interaction with learners and of teaching specialised subject content
  • An interest in expanding on and applying previously acquired knowledge
  • The ability to reflect on one’s own teaching practice
Career Opportunities

The Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools is the requirement for the preparatory phase of teacher training for grammar schools.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

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

For master''s degree programmes with unrestricted admission, all applicants who fulfil the admission requirements will be admitted a university place. 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, only when there are vacant capacities

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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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover