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

Mathematics as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

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

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

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.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (German language only)

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/Area

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

CP

Analysis

Analysis A

6.5 CP

Analysis B

6.5 CP

 

 

 

 

13

Algebraic Methods

Linear Algebra A

5 CP

Linear Algebra B

5 CP

 

 

 

 

10

Stochastics

 

 

 

 

Stochastics A

5 CP

Stochastics B

5 CP

10

Elementary algebra

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary Algebra

5 CP

5

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

 

 

10

Bachelor’s thesis

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor’s thesis

15

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.

Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are restricted: English Studies (school subject: English), Food Science, German Studies (school subject: German), Politics, Spanish Studies, Sports.

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are admission-free: Catholic Religious Education, Chemistry, Colour Technology and Interior Decoration, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Metals Technology, Physics, Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products, Protestant Religious Education and Site Engineering.

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations:

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

Application dates for a subject combination with two admission-free subjects:

 

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - May 31st of the year for the summer semester

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