Technology Education M.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Education
School Type:
Gymnasium and Gesamtschule
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies. The teacher training Master's encompasses 120 ECTS, which are distributed among both subjects, education studies, the practical semester, DSSZ, and the Master's thesis.


Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), subject specific university entrance qualification, or an equally recognized university entrance qualification (HZB)

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Language Requirements

  • See Course of Study Description

Dates and Deadlines


Im Lehramtsstudium werden auch in der Masterphase zwei Fächer miteinander kombiniert. Die Kombinationsmöglichkeiten der lehramtsbezogenen Studienfächer sind identisch mit denen der entsprechenden Bachelorstudiengänge.

Neben dem Studium der beiden Fächer sieht das lehramtsbezogene Masterstudium weitere Elemente vor:

  • Bildungswissenschaftliches Studium
  • Praxissemester
  • Deutsch für Schülerinnen und Schüler mit Zuwanderungsgeschichte (DSSZ)

Combination Possibilities

Two of the following instructional subjects are combined in studies for teachers at Gymnasien and Gesamtschulen: biology, chemistry, German, English, history, computer science, Catholic religious education, math, physics, technology education. Every subject can be equally combined with another. However, computer science and technology education cannot be combined with each other.

Course of Study Model Lehramt at Gymnasien and Gesamtschulen (de)



First University Degree

An initial university degree is required to begin a Master's teacher training program. The exact technical educational background required is summarized in the examination regulation. The examination board is responsible for determining if admissions requirements have been fulfilled.

Language Requirements

In order to be admitted to teaching practice students must provide documentation of skills in two foreign languages. The university entrance qualification typically fulfills this. Students, who did not learn German as a native speaker and acquired their university entrance qualification in German, only need to submit proof of knowledge of one additional language.


Career Prospects

The subject technology is currently viewed as a subject that is under-offered. Although only a few Gymnasien and Gesamtschulen offer the subject so far, the state government's current STEM activities are initiating more movement in the job market. The need for well-eduated technology teachers is increasingly growing.

You can find information from the NRW Ministry of Schools about the career prospects for various fields of teaching through 2039/2040 in the brochure Prognoses on the Job Market for Teachers in North Rhine-Westphalia (de).


Examination Regulations

Exam regulations regulate academic goals and prerequisites, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.

General Regulations: Comprehensive Exam Regulations of RWTH Aachen Bachelor Teaching Training for Gymnasien, Gesamtschulen, and Berufskollegs

Special Regulations: Subject Specific Exam Regulations (de)



Technology education is a joint offer by the Faculties of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences; Civin Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Georesources and Materials Engieering; Electrical Engineering; and Arts and Humanities. The Department of Physics is responsible for the administration of the subject.