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M.Ed. Teaching Degree


Since 2011, the University of Bonn has reintroduced a Teaching Degree programme (Bachelor degree for “Gymnasium/Gesamtschule”/”Berufskolleg”). The dual-subject programme is now followed by the postgraduate degree leading to a “Master of Education” (M.Ed.). Students take the same main subjects as during their Bachelor degree, which are complemented by educational science and a semester of vocational training in schools.

 


Structure of the Programme

 

After your Bachelor's degree, the subsequent Master of Education (M.Ed.) again covers two subjects (60 credit points), a practical semester (25 credit points), didactics/educational sciences (20 credit points) and an M.Ed. thesis (15 credit points). While the focus of the B.A. is on the two main academic subjects, the M.Ed. has a stronger emphasis on educational sciences and didactics.

The University of Bonn offers courses in most important school subjects, but not all. When choosing your subjects, we are trying to avoid clashes of timetables.

Within the course of your teaching degree (B.A. or M.Ed.) an obligatory stay abroad of at least three months is required. For further details please see § 4 section 2 of the examination regulations (Link).

The following overview shows the modules to be taken in English. A module can consist of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. A detailed module overview is available here: Modules Teaching Degree

 


M.Ed. MODULES

 
ENGLISH LINGUISTICS:

  • Module recommended in second semester (or first or fourth).

 

BRITISH LITERATURES AND CULTURES:

  • Module recommended in first year (winter and summer).

 

NORTH AMERICAN AND POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES AND CULTURES:

  • Module recommended in first semester.

 

DIDAKTISCHE THEORIEN, MODELLE UND METHODEN FÜR DEN ENGLISCHUNTERRICHT 

  • First semester (winter)!
  • Oral exam recommended in February
  • This module is a requirement for Fachdidaktik II:

 

DIDAKTISCHE THEORIEN, MODELLE UND METHODEN FÜR DEN ENGLISCHUNTERRICHT II (part 2)

  • Vorbereitungsseminar: second semester (summer)!
  • Vocational Training Period: third semester (winter)!
  • Exam: term paper (Forschungsbericht) after Vocational Training

 

In the 2nd year you also write your M.Ed. thesis.

 


Careers

 

With the postgraduate degree Master of Education (M.Ed.), you are entitled to apply for the Referendariat.


Of course you can also pursue other careers.

 


Bonn

 

Bonn is a picturesque city on the Rhine. You will be studying in the former palace of the Archbishop of Cologne. Numerous international organisations have offices in Bonn, such as the United Nations and the Fairtrade Labelling Organization. Several German government agencies are located here, along with the headquarters of the Deutsche Post and Deutsche Telekom. Bonn is part of a region vibrant with media and culture including the TV networks RTL and WDR, the radio stations Deutsche Welle and Deutschlandfunk, museums and theatres of national renown. It is an ideal place to study, to live, and to start your career.

 


Entry Requirements
 

  • Bachelor degree in English (with a minimum of credit points in English, Fachdidaktik, Bildungswissenschaften).
  • Proficiency in a third language. If this is your native language, you will not need to provide school certificates. 

 

Fees

 

The fees for each semester of your studies amount to about € 270 Sozialbeitrag. Details: Link.

 


Admissions

 

You can only start your studies if you have been admitted to both your main subjects AND to the educational sciences. Please note that you have to apply separately for admission to educational sciences. In some subjects, further admission restrictions apply (see BZL Link ).

New students are admitted to the programme every winter semester. Classes begin in mid-October.



More Information

 

For more information please contact Dr. Silke Meyer (Link).

Dr. Nicole Meier (Link).

Dr. Imke Lichterfeld (Link).

The “BZL Lehrerbildung” offers further information as well: Link.

See also the FAQ section of th “BZL Lehrerbildung” website: Link.

 

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