Faculty of Modern LanguagesGerman – Degree Programme Component in the Master of Education Vocational Teaching Profession

Students in the German Studies degree programme will focus on German language and literature from their inception through the current day, examining their social and cultural relationships as well as their theoretical bases.

Notice regarding the Master of Education for the higher teaching profession at vocational schools

All information provided here regarding the Master of Education for vocational school educators with a specialisation in Gerontology, Health and Care is provisional and non-binding. It is subject to the pending approval of the State of Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Science, Research and Art. Future adjustments and changes are therefore possible.

Information about the Master of Education

The Master of Education is a degree preparing for a future teaching job. In the section "Become a teacher" you will find all the information about the course of the complete teacher training programme from the choice of the subject, the bachelor’s and master’s phase to the teaching practice.
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Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Education
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureVerfahren für Fächer mit Master of Education (höheres Lehramt an beruflichen Schulen)
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The  Degree Programme Component in the Master of Education Vocational Teaching Profession in German provides students with practicable specialised and didactic knowledge of the German language that enables them, as educators, to design teaching, learning, and educational processes for German language instruction. Students will gain an overview of the interrelationships between the individual areas of Recent German Literature, Linguistics, and Medieval Studies, as well as develop the ability to apply in-depth academic methods and knowledge and to work independently in accordance with academic principles. They will be capable of presenting and justifying the socio-cultural significance of education in language, literature, and media, including its historical dimension, to a variety of different audiences. They will also have familiarity with orientational knowledge concerning the development of language and literary skills in learners and will possess the practical, methodological, and theoretical fundamentals required for the transition to professional practice.

Course Structure

The degree programme component is modular and requires participation in two major seminars (Recent German Literature and either Recent German Literature, Linguistics, or Medieval Studies), three courses in German didactics, the Blended Module and a final module, consisting of a concluding colloquium and presentation of the Master's thesis or a lecture. The topic for the Master's thesis may be chosen from either the subject area German or that of Education Studies. A special feature of the degree programme is the Blended Module: this provides an opportunity for inter-university collaboration with the Heidelberg University of Education, providing a combination of theory and methodology and specialised didactics of the German language.