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Master of Education (Biology) (Teaching at secondary schools)

Degree programme description
The Master of Education degree programme for teaching at secondary schools places special emphasis on theories, methods and projects of empirical teaching and educational research. In the area of developing specialised and didactical competencies (50 credits) in the sub-subject of biology, the students’ knowledge and skills in the sub domains of anthropology, botany, zoology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, developmental biology, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, neurobiology and behavioural biology, plant physiology, cytology and cell biology, acquired during the Bachelor's degree programme, are intensified and expanded.

The focus of the Master's degree is on the molecular life sciences and human physiology. In addition, the application of scientific methods and knowledge in classroom teaching of biology is comprehensively studied in didactics courses. Here, the planning and conduct of experiments in the classroom plays a special role.

Language proficiency
A solid knowledge of English is strongly recommended

Additional qualifications
An additional qualification for bilingual teaching in the English language can also be acquired. English language skills up to the UniCert III level are a prerequisite for this additional qualification.

Career perspectives
Students who have earned their credentials in this degree programme are entitled to enter the preparatory service for teaching in secondary schools.