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1 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung Gerhard Vetter Director of the board of teacher examiners at the Technical University of Darmstadt, acting on behalf of the Ministry of Education/Culture of the State of Hesse Teacher Training in Hesse – The Role of the Examination Division (first phase of teacher education)

2 2 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014

3 3 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 First phase education for Grammar-School-Teachers (Hesse) Principles: (1)The five universities in the State of Hesse are responsible for qualifying academically trained students in two subjects as well as in didactics, pedagogics, psychology and social sciences. – All affairs concerning teacher training at universities are coordinates by the Centres for Teacher Education. Each university has creates such an institution, which manages the making of study programms for the different subjects, initiates evaluation processes and cooperates with the examination division of the State of Hesse. – Mr. Bendig ist the secretary of the Centre of Teacher Education at the technical university at Darmstadt. (2) Concerning teacher education affairs, all universities have to observe special laws made by the state parliament and special orders by the government of the State of Hesse. (3) Teacher training at Hessian universities ends with the First State Examination, organized and controlled by the Examination Division, acting in behalf of the Ministry of Education/Culture. At each Hessian university, the Examination Division is called Prüfungsstelle. Only the director of such a Prüfungsstelle is competent to seal the certificate of the First State Exam.

4 4 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 The Federal Republic of Germany is comprised of 16 states. All federal states have their own state parliament, their own state government, their own school system, and their own teacher training system.

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6 6 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Kind of Examination (First Phase )Exist in the following number of States Master of Education 6 Change-over to Master of Education; First State Examination coming to an end. 2 Master of Education and First State Examination side by side for the same degree. 1 (Thuringia) First State Examination – Master of Education for specific teacherships only. 1 (Master of Education for Vocational schools at upper secondary level in the State of Hesse) First State Examination only 6* + 1 (re-established in the State of Saxonia) *) in the State of Hesse for the teacherships of elementary schools; schools at lower and mediocre secondary level; grammar schools; schools for pupils whose development cannot be adequately assisted at mainstream schools First State Examination, following after Master of Education 1 (State of Rheinland-Pfalz) (All datas have been collected by G. Vetter, based on internal datas of the Board of Teacher Education and Training (AfL) and might not fully describe the actual situation )

7 7 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Responsibilities of the Examination Division (First Phase) (1)Approval of academic achievements verified by other German universities. (2)Counselling students: - preparing for the First State Exam, - intendig to get a degree for a further subject taught at grammar schools (3) Giving counsel to teachers with academic degrees of EU-countries or countries outside the EU who want to teach at German schools. (4) Giving permission to take part in the campaigns of First State Exam in spring or autumn. (5) Organization of the First State Exams. (6) Quality management of the examiners, acting on behalf of the Prüfungsstelle. (7) Making final decisions in cases of disagreement concerning individual marks of the teacher examiners. (8) Sealing the certificates of the First State Exam.

8 8 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Giving counsel to a student, having applied for the First State Exam

9 9 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Report on State Exam Activities of the five Prüfungsstellen in the State of Hesse Each Year, there are 2 periods of First State Exams: spring and autumn At the five Prüfungsstellen 3000 First State Exams were executed in This number of State Exams includes individual examinations, works written under supervision as well as oral examinations. Just now in spring 2012, the Prüfungsstellen execute the following number of First State Exams for examinees, intendig so become teachers at grammar-schools: Prüfungsstelle Marburg: 250 ; Prüfungsstelle Gießen: 200 Prüfungsstelle Frankfurt: 210 ; Prüfungsstelle Kassel: 150 Prüfungsstelle Darmstadt: 55 That means 865 examinees in total.

10 10 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 The structure of the First State Exam, according to the Law on Teacher Education of the State of Hesse (HLbG: Hessisches Lehrerbildungsgesetz) A) First subject: 1 work written under supervision (4 hours) B) Second subject: 1 oral examination (1 hour) C) Pedagogics, psychology and social sciences (called Grundwissenschaften meaning basic sciences): 1 work written under supervision (4 hours) 1 oral examination (30 minutes) D) Thesis to verify own research concerning facts of A), B) or C). These theses have to be completed before students take part in the examinations in A), B) and C). E) Results of 4 modular examinations respectively in the first subject, the second subject and the basic sciences. These modular examinations are executed during the course of the studies. All achievements of thsee examinations A) to E) are expressed in points from 05 to points mean an excellent result, 05 points mean a poor result. Less than 05 points means failed. The aggregate mark is expressed as a number between 1,0 and 4,0. Number 1,0 means excellent, number 4,0 means poor (nearly failed).

11 11 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Exam subjects at the Prüfungsstelle Darmstadt during the period of State Exams in spring 2010 Subject: sports mathematics history biology German philosophy/ethics politics chemistry physics computer science (English) total Exam subjects for grammar schools

12 12 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Exam nerves ?

13 13 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Never fear! The service team of the Prüfungsstelle is there to help students by encouragement and transparent counseling in all examination affairs!

14 14 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 With the certificate of the First State Examination students can apply for the Second Phase of Teacher Training, organised by the State Teacher Education Institutes Studienseminare

15 15 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Graduates at the Prüfungsstelle Darmstadt in autumn 2009 (Grammar-school and vocational-school teachers)

16 16 Hessisches Kultusministerium Amt für Lehrerbildung 12. Februar 2014 Thank you for your attention!


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