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Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools, Third Subject

Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools, Third Subject
(Certificate (Supplementary Course))

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Course type
postgraduate studies (certificate programme)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

For some subjects, separate admission requirements, such as an entrance examination to determine the ability to study (performing arts, sports) or a language certificate (English) are necessary.

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Study Fees

Students of the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar 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

The supplementary programme leading to a certificate enables students to take another complete teaching subject (formal qualification to teach a subject), without having to complete practical training or courses in education sciences. The third semester of the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools is the earliest stage at which students can apply for this programme. Students can also apply to take the course later (also after completing the preparatory phase of teacher training). Students are admitted to the subjects provided that places are available. In order to apply for English Studies, students must prove that they meet the language requirements specified in the Regulations concerning Knowledge of the English Language for the Subject of English Studies. Students wishing to Performing Arts must prove that they have passed the entrance examination specified in the Admission Regulations for Performing Arts in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme. Students wishing to take Sports must prove that they have passed the entrance examination specified in the Regulations for determining Aptitude for the Subject of Sports at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The recruiting educational authorities issues the teaching qualification.

Students can choose from the following teaching subjects: Chemistry, Role Play, German Studies, English Studies, Protestant Religious Education, Catholic Religious Education, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Politics and Economics, Sports or Values and Norms.

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

Areas of Focus

  • Introductory phase (usually modules from the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme)
  • Specialisation phase (usually modules from the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools)
Course Content

The course is generally divided into an introductory phase and a specialisation phase. The introductory phase corresponds to studies in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme; the specialisation phase corresponds to studies in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools. The supplementary programme leading to a certificate is worth at least 95 CP, and corresponds to full-time study lasting four semesters. Students are not required to write a final thesis, nor to complete practical training or courses in education sciences. At the end of the programme, students must provide evidence of language proficiency in individual subjects. The Examination Regulations of the Supplementary Programme leading to a Certificate contains further information about this. The course sequence for the subjects that students can take is also illustrated in the Examination Regulations. Students wishing to take English Studies must prove that they have spent a three-month study-relevant period abroad.

Recommended Abilities

Students wishing to take the supplementary programme leading to a certificate should have the skills required in the teaching profession: enjoyment of imparting knowledge to children and adolescents, taking their different needs into account. In addition, much of the work in schools is characterised by exchange with parents, education specialists and other teaching staff. For this reason, communication and teaching skills, an interest in the chosen subjects and good time management are important factors in this profession.

Career Opportunities

The supplementary programme leading to a certificate for teaching at grammar schools 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 Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools, Third Subject

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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