Master of Education
The courses are run by Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg University of Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg) in their joint role as the Heidelberg School of Education (HSE). Students preparing to teach in a German secondary school (Gymnasium) study two subjects. Heidelberg University and the relevant faculties are responsible for determining the content of the course and subject modules.
Master of Education
|Degree||Master of Education (M. Ed.)|
|Type of study||Consecutive|
|Begin of study||Winter and summer semester|
|Standard period of study||4 semesters|
Master of Education Mathematics
The modules of the mathematics specific program include 18 CP subject specific scientific work and 13 CP subject specific didactics. The Master thesis is an optional module that is not included in the previously mentioned CPs. The combined module
Geometrie und Unterricht consists of two parts, the lecture course
Introduction to geometry and the
subject specific didactics seminar. A further combined module is the
Didactic reduction of a mathematical topic, which also consists of two parts, the lecture
A mathematical topic and the seminar
Further information regarding the program can be found in the General section of the course handbook. The modules of the mathematics program are described in the special section of the course handbook. These handbooks also include sample course selections when starting in either the Winter or the Summer semester. Because of the great diversity of possible combinations of subjects, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the student advisory services in order to develop a course selection plan tailored to your individual circumstances.
General information regarding the Master of Education can be found on the pages of the central university administration.
Master of Education Computer Science
The modules of the Computer Science component comprise 18 ECTS Field Studies (Fachwissenschaft) and 13 ECTS Field Didactics (Fachdidaktik). The Master thesis is an optional module and is not included in the previously mentioned ECTS. The interlocking module
Aus der Forschung in die Schule (From Research to School) consists of two parts, the
seminar and the
field didactic preparation. Here, the seminar should be completed first and the field didactic preparation in the following semester. The monitoring of the school internship on the part of the field takes place through the module
Unterricht beobachten und analysieren (Observing and analyzing lessons).
The course handbooks provide model study plans for starting in the winter as well as in the summer semester. Due to the very different possible combinations of fields, it is strongly advised to take advantage of an individual student advisory service at the time of application and/or enrollment in order to design a study plan that is tailored to your personal academic circumstances.
A description of the contents and structure will follow shortly.
FAQs Master of Education
The state of Baden-Württemberg is currently looking for more teachers in the subjects of computer science and physics. In order to simplify the transition to the teaching profession, it is currently possible to be admitted to the Master of Education with a purely subject-related Bachelor's degree in computer science or physics. For students who take this route, however, this means that they have to make up for the missed study of a second subject (in this case often mathematics) and educational sciences to the extent of the Bachelor's degree 50% with a teaching option.
You can write your master's thesis in one of your two subjects or in education.