How is the study program structured?
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After six semesters of standard study time, you will receive a Bachelor's degree. Depending on your focus, you will study the corresponding engineering modules in either the mechanical or electrical engineering department. You will need the technical didactic competencies to be able to successfully convey the learning fields and contents of your specialization in vocational teaching.
The second teaching subject, including the associated subject didactics, completes your professional profile. You can choose between the subjects chemistry, German, English, French, mathematics, politics, physics, religion, Spanish and sports. Modules in vocational and business education are also integrated into the interdisciplinary educational and social science core program. You will acquire basic knowledge in educational science and vocational pedagogy for the profession of a teacher at vocational schools. You will complete your bachelor's degree with the successful completion of your bachelor's thesis.
The study program Vocational Education with the specialization Electrical Engineering (Master of Education) qualifies primarily for teaching activities at vocational schools that have trainees in the vocational field of electrical engineering (e.g. electronics technician for industrial engineering, electronics technician for energy and building technology, information electronics technician) or corresponding full-time school forms (e.g. specialized secondary school, vocational school, specialized school for technology). The specialized scientific study components are offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and correspond to the courses of the electrical engineers. The subject didactic study components are offered by the Institute for Vocational Education (IBB) of the Department 07. More information: www.uni-kassel.de/technikdidaktik
The Department of Electrical Engineering (FB 16) is located at the site ,,Wilhelmshöher Allee".
Dean's Office FB16:
Wilhelmshöher Allee 73, Room 1329
Hans-Dieter Berdelsmann, Tel. 0561-804 6423
The degree program in Vocational Education with a specialization in Metal Technology (Master of Education) qualifies students primarily for teaching positions at vocational schools that have trainees in the vocational field of metal technology (e.g. industrial mechanics, machining mechanics, metal workers, plant mechanics, automotive mechatronics) or corresponding full-time school forms (e.g. Fachoberschule, Berufsfachschule, Fachschule für Technik). The subject-related scientific study components are offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and correspond to the courses of the mechanical engineers. The subject-related didactic study components are offered by the Institute for Vocational Education (IBB) of the Department 07. Further information: www.uni-kassel.de/technikdidaktik
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (FB 15) is located at the site ,,Holländischer Platz".
Dean's Office FB15
Irmtraut Schiller, Tel. 0651-804 3733
Helmut Thiel, Tel. 0561-804 2641
The didactics of metal technology and electrical engineering (technology didactics) combines the engineering components with the educational core studies. It deals with the qualification requirements, the educational objectives and the methodical design of teaching-learning processes in the respective technical professions and types of school. The didactics of technology study components are offered by the Institute for Vocational Education and Training.
- Module TD 1: Didactic theory of technology (6 C, 4 SWS)
- Module TD 2: Technology didactic curriculum development (6 C, 4 SWS)
- Module TD Project 1: Technology didactic project (6 C, 4 SWS)
Further information: www.uni-kassel.de/technikdidaktik/
Institute for Vocational Education (IBB)
Ilona Becker, R. 1203, Tel. 0561-804 4597
Wolfgang Kirchhoff, R. 1205, Tel. 0561-804 4133
For the teaching profession at vocational schools in Hesse, it is necessary to study a second subject in general education in addition to the vocational specialization. This is becoming more and more important due to the increasing number of students in further education school types (e.g. vocational schools, specialized secondary schools, vocational high school).
Under this link you will find the list with the subject representatives for the second subjects.
The educational and social science program lays the general foundations for the teaching profession and is offered in an interdisciplinary manner by the disciplines of education, philosophy, political science, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, and vocational education.
In the bachelor's degree program in professional education, the following basic modules must be studied in the core curriculum:
Module 1C: Introduction to Vocational and Business Education (4 C)
In the Master's program in Vocational Education, two of the following in-depth modules must be studied in the core program:
Module 6: Teaching, Learning, Instruction (8 C)
Further information on the core study program and contact persons can be found on the website of the "Partial study program educational and social science core study program".
- To initiate and develop the first steps of a pedagogically thought-out and responsible teaching and school activity.
- Gathering experiences regarding teaching, school, and the teaching profession.
- Getting to know different ways of teaching through observation.
- Reflection of experiences and own ideas.
- Creation of a basis for an in-depth examination of the educational and social science, general didactics, subject didactics and subject science aspects of school and teaching.
The School Practical Studies SPS 1 and SPS 2a are offered by the Institute for Vocational Education. The School Practical Studies of the second subject (SPS 2b) are the responsibility of the corresponding departments (see page Second Subjects).
Responsible in IBB:
Sigurd Wachenfeld, AVZ, Room 1206
Tel. 0561-804 4304
Further information: www.uni-kassel.de/technikdidaktik/
For subsequent employment as a vocational school teacher in the fields of metal or electrical engineering, it is absolutely essential to have basic practical skills in relevant occupations and to have experienced typical company work processes for oneself in various work situations (industrial production, workshop work, construction site work).
For the tiered course of studies in vocational education introduced from WS 07/08 a relevant vocational training or at least a 48-week company internship must be completed.
Responsible at IBB:
Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Room 1205
Tel. 0561-804 4133
Ute Wiedmann, Room 1204
Tel. 0561-804 4391