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School Development in Line with Teaching of Democratic Principles and Social Skills

- Continuing education

Department of Education and Psychology
Gernot Goldenbaum
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor´s degree or equivalent.

  • Participants must prove a minimum of one year work experience in addition to their undergraduate or first degree.

The admission is limited.

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

In addition to the general semester fees and dues, students are currently required to pay a fee of 2,500 Euro for both semester or 1,250 Euro per semester. Travel and accommodation costs of attending a course are not included.

Development of schools in line with teaching of democratic principles and fostering social skills are key topics in connection with current plans for school reforms. This applies to both projects such as the development of full-day schools, comprehensive schools offering shared learning for various groups (Gemeinschaftsschulen), and secondary schools and to the general development of individual schools as pre-structured by the quality framework and school program work.

The goal of the continuing education master’s degree program in School Development in Line with Teaching of Democratic Principles and Social Skills is to offer students an opportunity to acquire professional skills needed in this field. The focus is on designing learning opportunities and on processes of school development that allow the school to fully embody a place of shared democratic learning and living. The hands-on practical focus of the program helps students to plan and implement these types of development processes in their own work contexts.

1st Semester Admissions
Restricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
No admissions
Application and Registration Period
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
2 semesters
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