French M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher


Program Components

Two subjects are also combined in Master's teacher training studies. The combination possibilities for the teacher training subjects are identical with those in the corresponding Bachelor courses of study.

Master's teacher training studies includes not only the two subjects but other elements as well:

  • Educational studies
  • Practical semester
  • German for School Students with an Immigration Background (DSSZ)
  • "Faszination Technik“ Concept

Degree Layout

Subject-Didactic and Practical School Studies

The focus of the first academic year is on subject didactics and preparation for the integrated practical semester (internship, accompanying seminar, planning and analyzing lessons, research methods, theory). Students can take the module completion exam for subject didactics at the end of the first academic year.

The study and teaching projects consist of textbook analyses, methods for foreign language instruction, media use, and performance evaluation. Students learn how to plan, implement, and present a teaching project. They act as researching instructors and acquire the ability to plan a French lesson accompanied by theory and targeted towards the appropriate audience. They are able to systematically observe and analyze a lesson, define larger and more precise goals, and select appropriate learning materials.

Technical Studies

Aside from the study components that are linked to school instruction, students continue with their own language lessons. The literary component focuses on different approaches to literature analysis and literary historiography as well as interdisciplinary questions from literature analysis with overlaps to media, art, and cultural studies. This analytic and descriptive skill forms the foundation for continuous reflection of teaching and learning processes when working with Francophone literature and culture later on in one's career.

In the linguistic component, students deal with topics such as language acquisition and multilingualism, the relationship between language and media, language normalization and language politics, the relationship between language and society, and more recent developments in synchronous linguistics (cognitive linguistics, pragmatism, communication theory).

Faszination Technik

Corresponding to the fact that the course of study is offered at a technical university, the relationships between langauge, communication, and technology will be explored in "Konzept Technik."



First University Degree

An initial university degree is required to begin a Master's teacher training program. An initial degree from a university of applied sciences is also acceptable to be admitted to studies for one of the “big vocational subjects” in combination with one of the respective “small vocational subjects” The exact technical educational background required is summarized in the examination regulation. The examination board is responsible for determining if admissions requirements have been fulfilled.

Language Requirements

In order to be admitted to teaching practice students must provide documentation of skills in two foreign languages. The university entrance qualification typically fulfills this. Students, who did not learn German as a native speaker and acquired their university entrance qualification in German, only need to submit proof of knowledge of one additional language.

Only one foreign language is required for students pursuing a combination with at least one professional subject for teacher training at a vocational school.


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Subject-Related Practical Training

Training to become a teacher at vocational school includes relevant practical training lasting twelve months. The subject-related practical training is not part of teacher training studies, meaning the twelve months are not included in the study period. The practical training must be completed before beginning the teaching practice period. The majority of the practical training should be completed before finishing studies. More about subject-related practical training (de)