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Computer Science as a subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

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

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Course type
Postgraduate studies (Master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

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

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Computer Science 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 degree programme focuses more strongly on expanding the subject-specific and, above all, the teaching methodological and educational skills acquired on the Bachelor’s programme in Technical Education; the aim being to design and practice using teaching-learning arrangements for classes in vocational schools or in company-based training.

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 courses in the areas of operating systems, software technology, database systems and the impact of computer science on society and the economy
Course Content

The Master’s programme focuses on qualifying students specifically for the teaching profession. In addition, students are able to enhance their specialist knowledge in a variety of modules.

The area of teaching methodology comprises the design, delivery and evaluation of teaching-learning arrangements, taking into account all design elements (e.g. media, social forms). Students then enhance their teaching methodological skills by planning, delivering and evaluating a teaching unit, with teaching methodological support, at a vocational school. The IT skills gained at the Bachelor’s stage are taken up and expanded on with additional concepts in a class-like situation.

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 teaching subject, the vocational subject area or Education Sciences and Vocational and Business Education based on scientific methods within the set time.

Recommended Abilities
  • Previous knowledge of the subject discipline and teaching methodology, such as that taught in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education 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 Technical Education is the requirement for the preparatory phase of teacher training for technical education.

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

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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