The Master of Education Vocational Schools programme at the University of Erfurt deepens a successfully completed course of study in one of the professional fields of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metal Technology, Health, Care, Personal Hygiene or Social Pedagogy and in one of the general education subjects German, English, Ethics, Protestant Religion, French, Catholic Religion, Mathematics, Social Studies, Sport or in one of the special vocational fields of Energy Technology, Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics or Supply Engineering.
The teacher training programme at the vocational school is divided into three areas:
The subject of the study programme is educational science as well as subject didactics and supplementary subject-specific studies in the respective teaching subjects. On the basis of the first university degree qualifying for a profession, the study programme prepares students for the teaching qualification for two teaching subjects.
Educational science area
- In the field of educational science, students acquire knowledge about the social prerequisites of vocational schools, teaching and professional teacher training, about the design of vocational teaching and learning processes as well as the development and promotion of individual educational processes, and are given an introduction to vocational science.
Special didactic area
- In the subject didactic area, you will acquire subject and school type related knowledge and skills on processes of teaching and learning and on the theory-based planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching in the chosen professional field as well as in a teaching subject. In doing so, you will develop both the practical field of teaching at vocational schools and areas of extra-curricular educational practice.
Special scientific area
- They supplement and deepen subject-specific content in a general subject (German, English, French, Ethics, Protestant or Catholic Religion, Social Studies, Sport, Mathematics) or a specific vocational specialisation.
In addition, internships in educational science and subject didactics must be completed. In addition, a Master's thesis must be written - in the vocational subject area, in the general education subject or in the educational sciences.
Our alumni work primarily as teachers at state and private vocational schools (e.g. vocational school teachers). The degree qualifies for the second phase of teacher training, the so-called "Vorbereitungsdienst" (internship).
At the University of Erfurt, the master's programme in vocational teaching profession is a rather small programme, which is why the supervision by the lecturers is very good and informal. Even higher-ranking students are well networked with each other, so you can benefit from each other. [...] The campus is very central and you almost always meet someone you know. All of this makes studying really enjoyable.
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