Nutritional Sciences and Home Economics – Teacher Training at Vocational Colleges (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
DepartmentDepartment of Food · Nutrition · Facilities, Münster School of Vocational Education
SiteMünster
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Semester feeYou pay the semester fee at the WWU Münster.
CharacteristicsThis Teacher Training programme is a cooperative degree programme. You will attend courses at both Münster University of Applied Sciences and the University of Münster. For this reason, you will be enrolled at both universities.

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions Local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

You will need a general higher education entrance certificate (allgemeine Hochschulreife) in order to enrol for this degree programme. Unfortunately, an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) is insufficient.

ApplicationThe entire application procedure (including the allocation of places for the vocational teaching subject) takes place via the University of Münster (WWU) online portal. Please note the closing date for applications at the University of Münster.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Students at vocational schools have special demands: they expect to learn subject-specific course content that will help them in their training. As a teacher of vocational education, you will therefore need expert knowledge that meets these demands, not only in terms of content, but also from an educational and teaching perspective. The Bachelor programmes offered at Münster School of Vocational Education (IBL) are perfectly tailored to these challenges. The cooperative studies offered by Münster University of Applied Sciences and the University of Münster will prepare you for this work in your chosen teaching subject. After completing the Bachelor programme, almost all graduates decide to pursue a postgraduate Master’s degree – the prerequisite for becoming a qualified teacher.

Objectives

In this Bachelor programme, you will gain the key skills required to teach adolescents and adults your chosen subject. The close cooperation between Münster University of Applied Sciences and the University of Münster means that you will benefit from their extensive experience in their respective specialist areas. As a result, this programme offers you a unique combination of educational and subject-specific knowledge.

Vocational teaching subject: Nutritional Sciences and Home Economics

Within the vocational teaching subject of Nutritional Sciences and Home Economics, you will learn the fundamentals of psychology, applied social sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and food science, and business administration. You will gain skills in occupational health and safety, and enhance your subject-specific knowledge of food technology and food hygiene. These compulsory modules have a strong reference to professional practice.

In the fifth and sixth semesters, you will be able to choose two modules each from module catalogue “H” (Home Economics profile) and module catalogue “E” (Nutrition profile). This will enable you to specialise in topics such as school catering, nutrition ecology, lab techniques for teachers, market and media communication, technology and the environment, or human resources management.

General education subject

In addition to your occupation-specific vocational training at Münster University of Applied Sciences, your degree programme also involves a general education subject, which you will study at the University of Münster. You will find an up-to-date list on the IBL website.

Consecutive degree programme

Teacher training involves two consecutive stages of study: the Bachelor programme described here is the first stage of teacher training. Although you could embark on a career after this first degree, such as in training and continuing education for adults, it will not qualify you to work as a school teacher. To qualify as a school teacher, you will need to pursue postgraduate studies in the Master’s programme, lasting four semesters. Only then will you be able to take the state examination and enter the teaching profession after a period of teacher training.