Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take Elementary Mathematics
as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major
Elementary Mathematics can be studied either in connection with a non-teaching career goal or as a professional teaching qualification. If you want to become a teacher, you must follow the combinations of subjects for each teaching position.
Elementary Mathematics is the area of mathematics that includes the basic skills that we deal with on a daily basis. It encompasses the basic mathematical terms and structures that human beings have worked with for centuries. In many areas of our lives, we both consciously and unconsciously deal with geometric figures, symmetry and patterns, numbers and operations, graphic representations and tables, algebraic structures and functional relationships. These are all part of the curriculum in the Grundschule, Hauptschule, and Realschule. Elementary mathematics at the University of Oldenburg teaches the technical and didactic basics of mathematics as a taught subject in these three kinds of schools.
The Master of Education in Elementary Mathematics and in a second subject opens the door to a career as a teacher in the German school system, including the Grundschule, Hauptschule, Realschule, and Sonderschule. Potential careers other than teaching include the diagnosis and support of children with learning disabilities or mathematically gifted children, the development of didactic learning software and work in schoolbook publishing.