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

Food Science as 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 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

Food Science is offered as a vocational subject within the degree programme Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education. In addition, a second teaching subject must be studied.

Graduates of this degree programme are entitled to embark on the preparatory phase of teacher training for technical education.

Students explore three areas of professional skills development: the vocational subject area Food Science, the teaching subject, and Vocational and Business Education.

The aim of the degree programme is for students to acquire the specialist, teaching and vocational education skills required to plan, organise, assess and reflect on teaching and learning processes as a vocational school teacher. The skills acquired enable students to critically question their actions in terms of efficacy in their later profession as a teacher, and to adapt to changing, scientific and practice-oriented framework conditions.

Students focus on expanding on the knowledge and skills acquired in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education.

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

Areas of Focus

  • Food technology and process engineering – catering, cereal, meat
  • Nutrition-associated diseases – scientific foundations of educational practice
  • Teaching and methodological action in the occupational area of food
  • Teaching in the occupational area of food
  • Teaching in the occupational area: school practice
  • Quality management and food safety
Course Content

This Master’s degree programme follows on from the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education: subject area Food Science. From the first to the fourth semesters, students explore the following three areas in parallel:

  • the vocational subject area Food Science
  • the teaching subject
  • Vocational and Business Education

During practical training at vocational schools, students try out in class teaching/learning arrangements developed at university, and analyse them. The fourth semester is set aside for completion of the Master’s thesis.

 

Semester

1

2

3

4

Compulsory modules

Food Technology and Process Engineering – Catering, Cereal, Meat

Quality Management

Monitoring

Toxicology

Planning of Teaching/Learning Arrangements I

Planning of Teaching/Learning Arrangements II

Nutrition-Associated Diseases

Preventive and Therapeutic Aspects of Nutrition in Educational Practice

Preparation of the second period of practical training at a school

Implementation of the second period of practical training at a school

Following up of the second period of practical training at a school

Methods and Media

Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of a Teaching/Learning Arrangement

Master’s thesis

Optional modules

Technology and Process Engineering – Catering and Community Catering

Technology and Process Engineering – Cereal, Bakery and Confectionery Technology

Professional Food Practice

Technology and Process Engineering – Meat Technology

 

 

Recommended Abilities

An interest and a sound knowledge of science (e.g. chemistry) are the prerequisites for completing the degree programme. Students should also enjoy and have an interest in working with young people, and should have good communication and social skills.

Career Opportunities
  • After completing the Master’s examinations, graduates are qualified to embark on the teacher training period for technical education. Graduates work as teachers at vocational schools, technical colleges and specialised grammar schools. At these schools, graduates train people learning to acquire skilled trades such as: hotel specialist, restaurant specialist, butcher, baker, confectioner, chef, specialist salesperson and chain catering specialist.
  • Students may pursue a doctorate leading to the title of Dr. rer. nat. or Dr. phil.
Admission requirements and application

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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