Social pedagogy in education, further education and training (Master)

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Educational services in schools and daycare centers can only be as good as the trained specialist staff. And this is increasingly in demand, especially in the preschool sector, because the importance of the education sector for social work has increased enormously in recent years. In this context, the master's degree program "Social Pedagogy in Training, Further Education and Continuing Education" at the University of Kassel qualifies for a better training of trainers in terms of subject theory as well as subject didactics and professional practice.

Graduates are prepared in terms of content and methodology for the demands of teaching and lecturing in the vocational school system or in the area of further education and training in child and youth welfare. Overall, the program is characterized by a close linkage of social, childhood and school pedagogical expertise with subject didactic content and professional practice.

Even though the master's degree program "Social Pedagogy in Training, Further Education and Continuing Education" is not a classic teacher training program, the degree enables students to apply for a lateral entry into the teacher training program in order to be able to work at state-run, vocational schools. The professional qualification is associated with a special profile, which offers good job market prospects.

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Questions about studying? On 13.05.2024, we will provide information about this degree program in an online information event via Zoom from 6 pm.

Topic: Information event Master of Social Pedagogy AFW
Date: 13.05.2024
Time: 18:00

At a glance

Degree: Master of Arts

Start: Winter semester

Language of instruction: German

Duration/Scope: 4 semesters

Admission restriction (NC): No


1 practical module

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social pedagogy, social work or social work or professional qualification as Diplom-Sozialarbeiter:in, Diplom-Sozialpädagog:in, Diplom-Sozialarbeiter:in und -Sozialpädagog:in or equivalent in terms of subject matter
  • Standard period of study of at least 6 semesters and at least 180 credits
  • Professional experience in one of the fields of social work
  • Letter of motivation
  • experience in teaching social pedagogical contents
  • detailed curriculum vitae in tabular form

Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application Deadline:

annually 01.06. - 01.09.

You apply for this study program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

If you are not yet studying at the University of Kassel or another university in Germany, but have obtained a first professional Bachelor's degree abroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply with a foreign certificate?

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