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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

Vocational college instructors get students excited about their subject, and help young people through an important period in their lives. Being an instructor takes technical expertise and pedagogical skill. This career opportunity offers you very good earning potential and allows you to easily balance family and career through flexible part-time models.

The OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts is working with the University of Paderborn to offer a new teaching certification program in the two specializations of nutritional science and home economics and food technology. The concept is the only one of its kind in North Rhine Westphalia, and combines the strengths of both universities. In addition, the program allows you further professional development opportunities, for instance by getting involved in educational development.

The vocational college offers the widest range of different school-leaving qualifications in NRW, combining general and professional training. The staff of the vocational college reflects the diversity of the professional world. Specialists in social pedagogy, business administration, and commercial and technical fields work side by side.


As an instructor, you will get young people excited about natural sciences and technical contexts, while using your expertise to initiate and support technical teaching and learning processes.

Graduates will be qualified for the following careers:

  • Handling challenging educational positions
  • Continued training opportunities
  • Working on college teams
  • Dialog with young people
  • Opportunities for advancement

Entry requirements

  • General or relevant technical higher education entrance qualification, or equivalent certificate
  • Eight-week basic internship
  • One foreign language


  • Nutritional science and home economics
  • Food technology


Topics: Teaching degree, Food, Technology and Engineering
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semester
Credit points: 180 ECTS
Mode of study: Full-time
Acceptance: Non-restricted
Dual study program: Not possible
Course language: German
Foreign semester: Not required
Accredited by: AQAS e.V.
Preparatory course: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English

Enrollment Period

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.09.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible

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