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Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

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

In the Master’s degree programme, students continue to explore the vocational subject area and teaching subject pursued at the Bachelor’s stage.

Graduates of the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education can apply for the preparatory phase of teacher training (teacher training period) for technical education.

At Leibniz Universität Hannover, students can choose from six vocational subject areas and eleven teaching subjects.

The vocational subject areas are: Electrical Engineering; Metals Technology; Site Engineering; Colour Technology and Interior Decoration; Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products; and Food Science.

The teaching subjects offered are: Chemistry, German, English, Protestant Religious Education, Catholic Religious Education, Mathematics, Physics, Politics, Social Education & Community Work / Special Needs Education in Vocational Education, Spanish and Physical Education.

Further information on the website of the Leibniz School of Education (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Since the emphasis is on qualifying students with regard to teacher training, students on the Master’s programme focus to a greater extent on Vocational and Business Education and teaching methodology than in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education. In the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, students complete four weeks of practical training in the vocational subject area and two weeks in the teaching subject.
Course Content

The degree programme is divided into the chosen vocational subject area, worth 42 credit points, the teaching subject, worth 28 credit points, and Vocational and Business Education, worth 30 credit points. The degree programme concludes with a written (Master’s) thesis worth 20 credit points.

In accordance with Annex 5 of the Ordinance on Master’s Degrees for Teacher Training in Lower Saxony (Nds. MasterVO-Lehr), students without a relevant vocational qualification must instead complete 52 weeks of practical training before registering their Master’s thesis.

Students who choose English and Spanish as their teaching subjects must spend a three-month study-relevant period abroad.

Subject-specific knowledge of Latin must be proven for the teaching subject of Catholic Religious Education.

Recommended Abilities

In order to enter the teacher profession, students should have an interest in studying the vocational subject area and the teaching subject, and should enjoy interacting with people; they should also have good communication and organisational skills, and the ability to self-reflect and engage in structured thinking.

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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