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Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Vocational college teaching post: vocational specialization in nutritional science and home economics as well as food technology

Teach the future: as an instructor of two exciting subjects at the Vocational College. First subject: Nutrition and Home Economics. Second subject: Food Technology. With this bachelor’s degree program, you will obtain both a foundation in the natural sciences as well as specialist professional expertise. You will then complete the master’s degree for this teaching post at the University of Paderborn.

Your heart beats for...

... Communication, Transfer of knowledge, Natural sciences, Healthy nutrition, Sustainable processing of raw materials, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

We offer this degree program in conjunction with the University of Paderborn. Internships during your study ensure your training is practice-oriented.


You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Professional qualification (Case-by-case examination)

The basic internship is offset against subject-related practical work.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Natural sciences fundamentals – Chemistry
  • Natural sciences fundamentals – Biochemistry
  • Basic food science I
  • Microbiology – Fundamentals and application I
  • Natural sciences fundamentals – Mathematics

2. Semester

  • Natural sciences fundamentals – Physics
  • Basic food science II
  • Microbiology – Fundamentals and application II

3. Semester

  • Natural sciences fundamentals – Food chemistry I
  • Operational technology
  • Process engineering

4. Semester

  • Natural sciences fundamentals – Food chemistry II
  • Basic nutritional science
  • Food technology – Meat
  • Food technology – Drinks

5. Semester

  • Food technology – Baked goods and confectionery
  • Quality management for technologists

6. Semester

  • Socio-economic fundamentals
  • Didactics, vocational studies in nutrition and home economics
  • Didactics, vocational studies in food technology
  • Bachelor thesis
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

The focus of the ‘Vocational college teaching post’ degree option is gaining specialized competence. This includes, among other things:

  • a solid foundational understanding of chemistry, microbiology, mathematics and physics
  • an understanding of nutritional questions
  • knowledge regarding food processing
  • the ability to teach interesting aspects and a well-developed knowledge of nutrition, health and lifestyle to students
  • carrying out practical testing and activities with students
  • understanding of educational sciences and vocational education


Job Profiles

Teacher at a vocational school

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to good health and well-being
  • directly to quality education
  • directly to gender equality
  • directly to decent work and economic growth

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Vocational college teaching post: vocational specialization in nutritional science and home economics as well as food technology
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Study model:
Standard period of study:
6 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible