Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take General Education
as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major
General Education 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.
Students who intend to become teachers at the primary level may undertake the bachelor's programme in General Education/General Studies followed by a Master of Education in general studies. The most important aspect of General Education is that it qualifies students for the targeted teaching of learning material from the broad spectrum of general studies, particularly to younger people and people with special needs. This programme focuses primarily on the selection of content, methodical presentation, consideration of didactical meaningfulness, diagnostic skills relating to early education, and teaching and learning based on learning theory. It covers not only basic teaching skills, but also examples taken from the content of the various subject areas, as well as interdisciplinary problems.
This bachelor's programme in General Education opens the door to the following career fields:
Pre-school diagnostics in school authorities, youth welfare offices, Kindergartens and other institutions
Diagnostics and advancement in private and public institutions
Conveying general knowledge to visitors at exhibitions and didactical institutions (museum education, science exhibitions)
Proving children with targeted information from organisations focused on health, environment, technology, and other risks.
The Master of Education leads to a career teaching general studies in the Grundschule (primary school), Sonderschule (special needs school), and Förderschule (special needs school), as well as the integrative Grundschule.