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Economic Education/Vocational School Teacher Training - Master of Education*

Master Economic Education

If you’re already studying Economic Education and would like to find out more about specific details of your master programme, you’ll find what you’re looking for on the Master in Economic Education Programme Structure pages.

Thank you for your interest in the master programmes offered by the WiSo Faculty.

This page tells you everything you need to know about the master programme in Economic Education – from a brief overview of the programme structure to the requirements for admission and the selection procedure.

Please note: this programme provides education for teaching profession in vocational colleges in Germany. Therefore most of the courses in this programme are in German language.

Essentially, there are two branches of study in the Master of Education programme:

  1. Economic Education/Vocational School Teacher Training I – In which students specialise in Economic Science + their teaching subject/special education
  2. Economic Education/Vocational School Teacher Training II – Economic Science for teaching in colleges or working in companies (*students who graduate in Economic Education/Vocational School Teacher Training II to work in a company are awarded the academic degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.).)

Students on the Economic Education/Vocational School Teacher Training - Master of Education programme must be proficient in German. More information on Economic Education can be found here in German: Wirtschaftspädagogik/ Lehramt an Berufskollegs – Master of Education*

Information for applicants

Applications for the Master of Education are only accepted for the fall term and must be submitted via the Center for Teacher Education (ZfL) application portal. Further information on how to apply for a Master of Education programme can be found here. The application deadline is usually 15 July of the year in which the programme begins.

Matthias Pilz

The Economic Education programmes in Cologne offer students an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of vocational education in colleges and at in companies, both in theoretical terms and in practical terms during work experience in vocational colleges or on in-house projects in companies.

Matthias Pilz, Professor and Head of the Department of Economic and Social Education