The Master of Education (Gymnasium) is taught over four semesters in which you must earn 120 credit points. You will advance your curricular knowledge in both teaching subjects (30 credit points each). In the area of specialization, you will study education science related content (18 credit points) and complete practical training (12 credit points). At the end of the degree programme, you will follow the Masterabschlussmodul (27 credit points) and the Abschlusskolloquium (3 credit points).
This master's degree programme prepares students for a teaching position in Gymnasium schools. The Master of Education degree programmes at the University of Oldenburg are characterised by a practical relevance to schooling and application of current research methods. In practical courses and research, you will gain first-hand experience of school cultures and plan lessons independently.
The standard period of study for the Master of Education (Gymnasium) is four semesters. You will advance your curricular knowledge in both teaching subjects (30 credit points each). In the area of specialization, you will study education science related content (18 credit points) and complete practical training (12 credit points). At the end of the degree programme, you will follow the Masterabschlussmodul (27 credit points) and the Abschlusskolloquium (3 credit points). During your studies, you will advance your curricular and teaching method knowledge and follow modules in education science. You will continue your practical training in 9-week long internships at schools in the Weser-Ems area.
During the master's degree programme you will learn how to conduct independent research with professional supervision. The modules 'Schul- und Unterrichtsforschung und ihre Forschungsmethoden' and practical teaching modules are an important part of this. In the practical phase, you will be supported by a strong network of experienced mentors from the schools.
A bachelor's degree or a similar qualification in the subjects required for the admission to the master's degree programme
Combination of subjects according to the regulations for Master's degrees for teachers in Lower Saxony (Nds. MasterVO) in the currently valid version
In both subjects a total of at least 90 credit points in modules related to the teaching profession, of which at least 30 credit points per subject; for a subject combination with French, Geography or Spanish, at least 60 credit points in each of these subjects, of which at least 54 credit points are in the scientific component and at least 6 credit points in the didactics component.
At least 12 credit points in teacher training related educational sciences
Successfully completed practical trainings, in a school and in another career area - in a total amount of at least 8 weeks
The prerequisites above apply to the application. This is an open admissions degree course. Application is only possible in the winter semester for 1st and higher semester. The application deadline for the winter semester is 15th August.
Only for higher semester: The application deadline for the summer semester is 15th February
The Master of Education (Gymnasium) prepares students for a teaching position in secondary education. After the master's degree programme, you are required to enter teacher training (Referendariat) for a teaching position at a secondary school (Gymnasium). Graduates can also work in private and religious schools, in private tutoring institutes or in schools in other countries. Completing the degree also qualifies students for PhD research.