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Chemie im Masterstudiengang Lehramt an berufsbildenden Schulen

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

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Course type
Postgraduate studies (Master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

A school internship lasting at least four weeks must have been completed at a school of vocational education.

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Chemistry 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.

Chemistry is life! Chemistry is a dynamic, exciting subject. Chemistry is everywhere around us – from the production of new materials to understanding biological systems, from the food we eat to the medication that keeps us healthy, from the quality of our drinking water to keeping the air we breathe clean.

The master''s programme for teaching at vocational schools primarily trains future teachers who want to teach this exciting subject professionally and with motivation in vocational schools. Building on the B.Sc. programme in Technical Education, the theoretical training is completed by the subject Physical Chemistry. In addition, students can improve their practical skills in a subject of their choice (Inorganic, Organic or Physical Chemistry).

In addition, the subject didactics of chemistry takes a wider space and provides a good in-depth insight into all facets of "teaching and learning" for the subject of chemistry. In particular, major challenges such as heterogeneous learning groups or digitally supported learning are addressed.

Areas of Focus

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
Course Content

The degree programme is divided into the chosen vocational subject area, worth 42 credit points, the teaching subject, worth 28 credit points, and Vocational and Business Education, worth 30 credit points. The degree programme concludes with a written (Master’s) thesis worth 20 credit points.

In accordance with Annex 5 of the Ordinance on Master’s Degrees for Teacher Training in Lower Saxony (Nds. MasterVO-Lehr), students without a relevant vocational qualification must instead complete 52 weeks of practical training before registering their Master’s thesis.

Students who choose English and Spanish as their teaching subjects must spend a three-month study-relevant period abroad.

Subject-specific knowledge of Latin must be proven for the teaching subject of Catholic Religious Education.

Recommended Abilities

In order to enter the teacher profession, students should have an interest in studying the vocational subject area and the teaching subject, and should enjoy interacting with people; they should also have good communication and organisational skills, and the ability to self-reflect and engage in structured thinking.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education is the prerequisite for applying for the preparatory phase of teacher training for technical education. Applicants should be interested in teaching at vocational schools since this degree programme is tailored towards this career goal.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

For master''s degree programmes with unrestricted admission, all applicants who fulfil the admission requirements will be admitted a university place. 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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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover