Master of Education
Computer Science
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Computer Science

The subject of Computer Science in the Master of Education degree program has a dual focus. One key area focuses on the knowledge requirements stipulated in the core instruction plan for computer science and the educational standards pertaining thereto. The second key area focuses on specific contents, methods and tools to conduct computer science lessons that not only meet subject content requirements but are also motivating and theoretically well-grounded following the active learning approach. Students furthermore accumulate knowledge in order to reflect on the nature of specialized instruction, examine and probe into teaching concepts and further develop and improve teaching strategies and methods based on latest research findings. Students are familiarized with general technical topics in the areas of algorithms, graphics/ visual systems/ audio, information and communications management as well as intelligent systems and discuss research- and theory-oriented questions.

While students in the bachelor's degree program focus on gaining subject-specific knowledge, the Master of Education degree program puts a stronger emphasis on educational sciences and subject didactics. In courses on subject didactics, students are prepared for practical teaching. Especially during the practical semester, experiences made in school lessons are linked to studies of subject didactics.

In teaching degree programs designed for grammar and comprehensive schools, students choose two school subjects. Thus, in addition to Computer Science, students are enrolled for a second subject as well as Educational Sciences. The practical semester is a key component of the degree program.

 

Possible lines of work:

Teaching at schools

For other possible lines of work, please refer to the Computer Science (MSc) degree program.

Open admission
Master of Education
Grammar/Comprehensive School
German
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

German language proficiency (CEFR level C2)

Other language skills: Two foreign languages (modern languages on CEFR level A2 or qualification in Latin/Greek)

Specific modules: Subject knowledge/subject didactics modules worth 67 ECTS credits in each of the selected school subjects | (school) internships worth 24 ECTS credits | Bachelor’s thesis 10 ECTS credits

9 weeks internship, incl. 25 days at a school


At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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