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Special Needs Education for Schools, Second Subject

Special Needs Education for Schools, Second Subject
(Certificate (Supplementary Course))

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Course type
postgraduate studies (certificate programme)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Part-time option

The continuing education certificate programme is designed for a full-time study, but can also be studied part-time. All courses take place during the day.

Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

For the subject of sports, an aptitude test is necessary.

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Study Fees

Students of the Master’s degree programme in Special Needs Education for Schools pay an additional 50€ per semester. Other students, who are not additionally enrolled in the master's programme, pay 250€ per semester. Fee regulation (German language only)

Short Description

In Lower Saxony, students on a regular course in Special Needs Education for Schools take only one teaching subject. Students who successfully complete a supplementary subject are able to expand their skills with an additional teaching subject. The course is open to students on the Master’s degree programme in Special Needs Education for Schools at Leibniz Universität Hannover as well as to external applicants who have already obtained a degree in Special Needs Education. If students take the programme while in employment, it may take longer than four semesters to complete.

Students can choose from the following teaching subjects: German, Protestant and Catholic Religious Education, Social Studies and Physical Education. The programme lasting four semesters may also be studied while in employment.

Students can choose from the following teaching subjects: German Studies, Protestant Religious Education, Catholic Religious Education, Social Studies or Physical Education.

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

Areas of Focus

  • Teaching methodology and the subject area of the chosen teaching subject
Course Content

The programme comprises the entire course of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Special Needs Education in the chosen teaching subject and of the Master’s degree programme in Special Needs Education for Schools in the chosen teaching subject, in equal parts, worth a total of 60 credit points.

Depending on the subject chosen, students may have to complete practical training. The course content comprises modules and courses on the teaching subject taken within the framework of the relevant degree programmes.

Recommended Abilities
  • Enjoyment and interest in working with children and young people who have special educational needs
  • A high level of specialist and teaching skills
  • Good social and communication skills
  • The ability to reflect critically on one’s own thoughts and actions
Career Opportunities

The supplementary programme leading to a certificate for teaching special needs education enables graduates to meet the requirement for receiving a formal qualification to teach the completed subject (formal qualification to teach a subject) from the recruiting educational authorities. Students must clarify with the competent department of the state school authorities whether the completed subject may be an examination subject in the preparatory phase of teacher training.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

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

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Special Needs Education for Schools, Second Subject

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter 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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30167 Hannover
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building