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

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

© Deutscher Bundestag, Lichtblick, Andi Hill
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Course type
Undergraduate studies (2 Subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

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

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 bachelor's programme Technical Education. As first subject, a vocational subject must be studied. Please note the subject combination options.

Political Science provides students with a general insight into political systems, political processes, policy and the theoretical and analytical relations of political organisations in modern societies. For the teaching subject of Politics in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, emphasis is placed on the acquisition of fundamental specialist and teaching methodological knowledge. Since the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education is polyvalent, students acquire knowledge that qualifies and prepares them for a job involving teaching in a school or a non-school setting.

Further information on the website of the programme Politics (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Political systems and government
  • Teaching methodology
  • Work and organisation
Course Content

The degree programme consists of an introductory module in Political Science, a basic module on Political Systems and Government, a Teaching Methodology module and a module on Work and Organisation (this module is offered by the Institute of Sociology). Depending on students’ aims (Teacher Education or a non-school-based career), the degree programme is complemented by a compulsory elective module (e.g. by Education Systems and Socialisation Processes in the Teacher Education option or by Policy Areas and Political Administration in the non-school-based option).

 

Semester 1 2 3 4 5 6
Pflichtmodule    
  • Einführung in die Politische Wissenschaft (8 LP)
  • Politische Systeme und Regierungslehre (10 LP)
  • Fachdidaktik (10 LP)
Arbeit und Organisation (10 LP)
 
Wahlmodule       Wahlpflichtmodul gemäß Prüfungsordnung (10 LP)

 
Bemerkung Auf Wunsch der beruflichen Fachrichtung soll das Studium des Unterrichtsfaches erst im 3. Semester beginnen.
 
Recommended Abilities
  • The willingness to explore political science topics and texts
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Teacher Education option: an interest in working with pupils at a later stage
Career Opportunities
  • Teacher Training Course for Technical Education (after completing the relevant Master’s degree programme)
  • Political institutions, organisations and facilities
  • Political parties, associations and administrative bodies
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: Computer Science, 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, 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

01.06.-15.07. of the year for the winter semester

  • First-year students (application for the 1st semester) can only apply for the winter semester.
  • Those continuing their studies (application for higher semesters) can also apply for the summer semester (December 1st - January 15th.

The following applies to applications from non-EU countries:

  • VPD from uni-assist OR a passed assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory foundation course (Studienkolleg) is required.
  • Applications for the Studienkolleg must be submitted by July 15th.

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