Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceComputer Science – Degree Programme Component in the Master of Education

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Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Education
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureApplication for Master of Education
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

Graduates of the computer science degree programme component in the Master of Education, profile ‘teaching degree Gymnasium’  

  • have knowledge of practical, theoretical, technical and applied computer science as well as of mathematical methods, 
  • are able to independently plan, conduct, document and present comprehensive projects of relevance to computer science, 
  • are aware of the various perspectives and procedures in computer science, ranging from engineering approaches such as analysing and designing via mathematical approaches to knowledge gain such as formalising and proving to social-scientific and empirical methods such as experimenting and simulating, 
  • can analyse and structure real situations in order to make these accessible to processing with the help of computer science methods,  
  • are able to transfer topical and process concepts specific to computer science to other fields of application and use the acquired computer science skills in other contexts, 
  • can adequately present sophisticated facts and situations both orally and in writing, and can independently acquire computer science content,  
  • are able to analyse, assess and explain computer science facts and situations in various applications and factual connections as well as their societal effects, 
  • can characterise computer science as a scientific discipline and reflect on the societal function and image of computer science as well as education in computer science,  
  • are able to recognise the central contribution of computer science education to general knowledge in an information society and therefore have the ability to select suitable topics and special fields and to prepare these for pupils in a didactically reduced manner,  
  • are aware of the suitable didactic environments that are conducive to studying topics and content and are able to independently learn the use of new tools and to assess these tools for their suitability in Gymnasium level classrooms,  
  • can assess the longevity and transferability of central concepts in computer science and evaluate current developments and select and prepare these with regard to their relevance for teaching, 
  • are able to reflect on current development trends in computer science lessons and have a critical open mind with regard to new developments in computer science.

Course Structure

The modules in the degree programme component in computer science comprise 18 credits for theory and methodology (TM) and 13 credits in specialised didactics (SD). The Master's thesis is an optional module and is not included in the aforementioned credits. The blended module ‘From a research environment to the classroom’ (Aus der Forschung in die Schule) comprises two parts, the seminar and the lesson preparation. The seminar should be taken first with the lesson preparation component being taken a semester later. The subject’s supervision of the practical semester in a school is organised in the module ‘Observing and analysing the classroom’ (Unterricht beobachten und analysieren).

The module handbook includes model curricula for the start of programme in both the winter and the summer semester. Due to the very different combination of subjects, we strongly recommend that students attend a personal consultation upon application and/or enrolment in order to design a curriculum best suited to personal curricular circumstances.