The Certificate Programme Management of Digital Education Processes
Scientific directors: Prof. Dr. Matthias Rohs; Prof. Dr. Mandy Schiefner-Rohs
Teaching and learning with digital media
In view of the rapid development of the technical world and the advancing digitalisation, no area of life is conceivable without technology. This includes the education sector, where the digitalisation of educational processes and the associated management tasks are becoming increasingly important. This makes it all the more important to address the fundamentals of teaching and learning with digital media, the organisational and ethical implications of media use, and the effects of digitalisation on the management of educational institutions.
The German-language distance learning programme is aimed at managers or persons who take on leading functions in the field of school and advanced studies as well as at pedagogical specialists with functions in teaching or learning support, pedagogical counselling, in the discipline of developing educational technological solutions, programme planning, organisational educational counselling and educational policy.
Objective and degree
The Certificate programme provides the participants with the opportunity to evaluate the effects of digitalisation on the educational sector according to its social, technological and legal implications as well as to develop appropriate strategies and measures for shaping their own field of activity.
Graduates are awarded a diploma from the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern as well as a university certificate.
The Certificate programme comprises eight compulsory modules and compulsory elective modules that focus on, for example
- Basics of teaching and learning with digital media,
- Ethical questions of media use,
- Techniques and technologies,
- Media and information competence,
- Effects of digitalisation on the education sector,
- Management of educational institutions in the digital transformation process,
- Legal aspects: data protection, copyright and licensing.
Access with a first degree
The application is open to people with a first degree of at least six semesters from the disciplines of educational science, primary school teaching up to and including upper secondary level and vocational school teaching, human resources development and human resources management or related disciplines. In addition, evidence of a relevant professional experience of at least one year after the first degree must be provided. Further information can be found here.
Access without a first degree
Interested persons without a first degree have the opportunity to qualify for the programme by taking an aptitude test if they have sufficient relevant professional experience.
Schedule and organisation
The Certificate programme has a standard period of study of two semesters (part-time). Mandatory on-campus phases take place once per semester over a (long) weekend in Kaiserslautern.
For the study and examination credits a weekly commitment of about seven hours is required. These credits are to be provided in the form of reflection tasks and a case study.
At a glance
At the moment, the tuition fees are EUR 1,200 per semester as well as the social contribution of currently EUR 102 per semester. The tuition fees do not include travel and accommodation expenses or meal allowances during the on-campus phases. Only the social contribution is charged in the first and second semester after the end of the standard period of study. Tuition fees are reduced to 30 percent of the original fee as of the third semester exceeding the standard period of study. The tuition fees are exempted from German VAT and may be tax-deductible if the legal requirements are fulfilled. An installment payment request is possible, further information can be found here.
Subject to change.
The aim of the aptitude test is to determine whether candidates with professional experience but no university degree have comparable skills and knowledge to candidates with a completed undergraduate degree. The application for admission to the aptitude test must be submitted to the Subdivision Distance Student Affairs.
The application period for the aptitude test ends on 31st March 2021. The online seminar for the aptitude test will then take place between 7th and 21st April 2021. The related oral examination will take place on a pre-arranged date in the period from 14th to 25th June 2021 or 12th to 23rd July 2021.
For more information on deadlines or requirements, please click here or contact Sabrina Defren (eignungspruefung [at] disc [dot] uni-kl [dot] de).
The Certificate programme's scientific directors are Prof. Dr. Matthias Rohs and Prof. Dr. Mandy Schiefner-Rohs.
The Certificate programme has undergone an internal quality assurance process within the TU Kaiserslautern's system accreditation.
Distance learning programmes are basically defined by the fact that students do not physically attend the institution of higher education, instead the institution of higher education comes to them. Both programme organisation and the didactically prepared learning materials are based on the concept of independent learning: the learners are supported in taking personal responsibility for their own learning process by a teaching-learning arrangement that consists of a combination of self-learning materials, on-campus phases and online-based interactions in the online campus. Each programme has an own virtual learning environment within the online campus that accompanies the students for the duration of their course. During the on-campus phases, the students have the opportunity to consolidate and substantiate the self-taught content in the context of practical classes and group work and to further discuss their acquired skills and knowledge in consideration of current issues.
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Sabrina Defren, M.Sc.
All questions concerning application and examination procedures will be answered by the Subdivision Distance Student Affairs.