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Mathematik im Bachelorstudiengang Technical Education

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

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (2 Subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Special Requirements

Pre-study internship in the vocational subject (recommended).

Unrestricted admission

Short Description

Mathematics 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.

Those wishing to train to become teachers of technical education can pursue the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education (followed by the Master’s degree). In this case, students take Mathematics as a minor subject (referred to as the teaching subject) in addition to a vocational subject, such as Electrical Engineering or Site Engineering.

The Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education is the first step towards becoming a teacher at a vocational school. The programme is aimed at prospective students who are interested in the techniques, materials and forms of a craft or branch of industry and who would like to work with young adults between the poles of industrial requirements and social expectations.

Students learn the specialist and teaching methodological foundations required to teach mathematics in a vocational school setting, earning 38 credit points. The mathematical content is based on the requirements of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. In order to gain the intermediate level of mathematics required, students attend lectures alongside engineering students in addition to taking courses specifically aimed at students training to become teachers.

Areas of Focus

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Teaching methodology in mathematics
Course Content

Depending on the vocational subject area, students start taking Mathematics as a teaching subject in the first or third semester. The course timetable will mainly depend on the vocational subject area chosen.

The Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education consists of the vocational subject area (92 CP), the teaching subject of Mathematics (48 CP), Vocational and Business Education (15 CP), modules on key transferable skills (10 CP) and a Bachelor’s thesis (15 CP).

At the Bachelor’s level, mathematics training involves learning the foundations of analysis and algebra, as well as introductory courses on teaching methodology.



Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6



Analysis A

6.5 CP

Analysis B

6.5 CP


Algebraic Methods

Linear Algebra A

5 CP

Linear Algebra B

5 CP



Stochastics A

5 CP

Stochastics B

5 CP


Elementary algebra

Elementary Algebra

5 CP


Teaching methodology in mathematics

Introduction to Teaching Methodology – Part 1

2 CP

Introduction to Teaching Methodology – Part 2

2 CP

IV Teaching Methodology for Sec I

3 CP

Teaching Methodology Seminar

3 CP


Bachelor’s thesis

Bachelor’s thesis


Recommended Abilities

Students wishing to take mathematics as a teaching subject should have a fundamental interest in the subject. They must also be willing to familiarise themselves with abstract structures and formal thought. In addition, imaginativeness and capacity for teamwork are also very useful.

Career Opportunities

The degree programme is the basis for progressing to the consecutive Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, paving the way for a teacher training degree. In addition, graduates of the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education may also take up employment in (vocational) training in the private sector.

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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover