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Overview

The teaching-related bachelor's degree in sport for the primary level comprises the areas of natural science basics in sport science, sport didactics, and the theory and practice of sports and areas of sport. The natural scientific basics of sports science are taught in courses on sports medicine and exercise science.In addition, the theory, practice and teaching of individual fields of movement and sports are the focus of the course. In addition to exercise and play in the initial lessons, this also includes athletics, swimming, gymnastics, gymnastics / dance and sports games. The main focus of the sports didactic training is the goals, tasks and content as well as the forms of action and communication of sports lessons. Didactic day internships also give students the opportunity to try out the preparation, implementation and evaluation of lessons.

Sport in teaching and in primary school lessons

According to the framework curriculum of the state of Brandenburg for the elementary school, this has the task of promoting all pupils optimally, taking into account their respective learning requirements and opportunities. It enables systematic learning as well as the acquisition of a basic and connectable education. Its aim is to support every child in developing their personality and building a positive self-esteem.
The contribution of the subject of sport to education and upbringing in primary schools is, among other things, the concentration on the health-enhancing effects of sport. Classes in this subject aim to ensure that students experience sporting activities as meaningful and enriching. Physical education classes promote the development of positive self-esteem and the willingness to exert themselves by enabling the children to have positive body experiences and motor learning successes. At the same time, physical education makes an important contribution to social education, because the children learn to adhere to the rules and to take on responsibility for others in a team.

In the state of Brandenburg, you can currently only complete a course of study with the aim of becoming a teacher at the University of Potsdam.

The teaching degree-related bachelor's degree comprises a total of 180 credit points (CP), which are divided between the specialist degree and the study of educational content.  

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The bachelor's degree is modular. Within the modules, the course content is thematically summarized in different study and teaching forms. A fixed number of credit points as well as certain study and examination achievements must be achieved in each module.The teaching-related bachelor's degree comprises a total of 180 credit points (CP). 33 of these credit points are attributable to the sports program for the primary level. The sports subject for the primary level comprises the contents shown in the overview below 

Modules

Credit points

Scientific basics of sports science 6 LP
Movement and play in the beginning class 6 LP
Learning and teaching movement and play 15 LP
Sports didactics in the six-year elementary school 6 LP
total 33 LP

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The prerequisite for admission to the teaching-related bachelor's degree in sport for the primary level is the passing of a practical sport aptitude test . The subject of the exam is your abilities and skills in athletics, swimming, gymnastics, gymnastics / dance and in selected sports games. The Department of Sports and Health Sciences can provide you with further information on the sports aptitude test .

However, if you want to teach sport in primary school in the future, you should not only have appropriate practical sporting skills. It is just as important that you are willing to empathize with the behavior and thought patterns of children and to use their urge to move to inspire them to lead an active life. In addition to specialist teaching, working as a teacher in elementary schools also entails other, especially educational challenges, which you should look forward to with pleasure. In this context, it can be helpful for your decision to study and for the study itself if you have already gained initial experience in dealing with children

CAREER PROSPECTS

 

With the training in sport you will acquire sport science, sport didactic and sport practical knowledge and skills with the aim of integrative application in school sport at the primary level. You will be able to design a sports lesson that aims at the harmonious overall development of the child, the shaping of his or her individuality, the promotion of his health, the increase of his mobility and joy of movement as well as the development of his social and sportive agency.

With the teacher training bachelor's degree, the academic degree of the Bachelor of Education is acquired. This represents a first professional academic degree, which, however, does not yet qualify for the assumption of a teaching post. Before you can achieve your dream job as a teacher, you still have to complete a master’s degree and preparatory service. Due to the professional and pedagogical skills acquired during the course, however, this bachelor's degree can also offer career prospects outside of the teaching profession.


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