The work of teachers in Vocational Schools is organized around transmitting skills in the academic field of Social Education as well as in the various general instructional subjects.
The master's degree for teaching in Vocational Schools, with a major in Social Education, is directed toward students with a B.A. degree in this discipline. The successful completion of the Master's degree entitles students to be admitted their preparatory service for teacher certification in social education for Vocational Schools in conjunction with their career qualification for secondary level II. The Master's degree also qualifies students for doctoral studies.
Structure and Content
The four-semester program follows the European system of Bachelor and Master's degrees as defined by the Bologna process, and also meets the specific guidelines for teacher training established by the state of Lower Saxony and the conference of cultural affairs ministers.
Students working toward the M. Ed. in teaching at Vocational Schools with the discipline of Social Education choose the field of social education for their major as well as a minor from among six possible general instructional subjects from their B.A. studies (English, Mathematics, German, Politics, Protestant religion, or Physical Education). Their program of study is rounded out by courses in business and professional education. The Leuphana degree program expands and systemizes the specific scientific, didactic and educational knowledge and skills that students acquired in their previous Bachelor studies.
The teaching research project examines practical problems of vocational school teachers in the context of practical pedagogical studies and academic research at the university.