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

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

A woman explains a math calculation to a man on the blackboard. © Tim Oberschulte
© Tim Oberschulte


Course type
Undergraduate studies (2 Subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

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

Restricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Computer Science 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.

In the teaching subject computer science, students develop both knowledge of the discipline and subject-specific teaching skills.

In the subject-specific area, apart from mathematical principles, students focus on computer systems, data structures, algorithms, programming, and IT security. Additionally they consider the general structure of digital systems and carry out an IT project.

The teaching methodology area is largely geared towards later activity as a teacher. After being introduced to necessary teaching methodology principles, students plan teaching units and draw up their first lesson plan. In a project which includes the subject-specific internship, they work in groups to plan a teaching unit, carry it out and reflect on their first teaching experiences.

Course Content

  • Computer systems
  • Principles of computer science
  • Programming and programming languages
  • Technical methodology
Course Structure

Within the degree course, students absolve the following compulsory subject-specific modules:

  • mathematical principles
  • computer systems
  • programming and programming languages
  • algorithms
  • IT security

In addition, the following teaching methodology modules must be taken:

  • principles of scientific working
  • computer science teaching methodology
  • teaching methodology practice for vocational schools
  • teaching methodology aspects of computer science for vocational school
Recommended Abilities

Apart from the necessary skills for all teaching activities (e.g. interest in imparting knowledge, enthusiasm for learning, ability to cope with pressure, patience, empathy etc), crucial requirements for computer science are in particular a good imagination and capacity for abstraction, an interest in mathematical, technical and IT problems and the ability to think in a logical way.

Career Opportunities
  • Teaching at a vocational school / technical college
  • Teaching in in-company further and continuing education
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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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover