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

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

© Deutscher Bundestag, Lichtblick, Andi Hill
© Deutscher Bundestag, Lichtblick, Andi Hill
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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

Politics 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 Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education builds on knowledge gained by students in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education (or a comparable degree programme). The main aim is for students to familiarise themselves with teaching practice in the subject of Politics, and to undertake teaching methodological reflection. In addition to taking the subject discipline, students complete compulsory elective modules worth 20 credit points (e.g. International Relations, Political Sociology, the advanced module in Work and Organisation).

Further information on the website of the programme Politics

Areas of Focus

  • Teaching methodology
  • Practical training at a school
Course Content

The degree programme consists of the module Teaching Methodology and Practical Training at a School as well as compulsory elective modules worth 20 credit points. Students can choose from a large number of branches: the History of Political Ideas and Political Theory, International Relations, Political Sociology, Policy Areas and Political Administration, Social Theory, World Society and Comparison of Cultures, Education Systems and Socialisation Processes. The Work and Organisation subdiscipline (a compulsory module at the Bachelor’s stage) may be expanded on in an advanced module.

 

Semester1234
PflichtmoduleFachpraktikum und Fachdidaktik, 7 LP
(nur ein Semester)

WahlmoduleWahlpflichtmodule gemäß Prüfungsordnung, 20 LP


Recommended Abilities
  • A strong interest in working with pupils
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Openness towards issues relating to diversity and inclusion
Career Opportunities
  • Vocational schools
  • Political institutions, organisations and facilities
  • Political parties, associations and administrative bodies
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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