With the four-semester Master of Education (Gymnasium), you will continue your education to become a teacher - building on the dual-subject bachelor's degree programme. In the school-type based Master of Education programme, you will acquire extensive knowledge and experience in both educational science and school practice. You will broaden your curricular knowledge in the teaching subjects chosen.
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.
The master's program, which consists of 120 credit points, is divided into the following studies:
two teaching subjects in accordance with the Regulations on Master's Degrees for Teachers in Lower Saxony (MasterVO-Lehr) in the current version (30 credit points each),
According to the subject combination regulations of the MasterVO-Lehr, a teaching subject can be studied in accordance with the cooperation agreement with other universities if it is not part of the study program offered by the University of Oldenburg,
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 for which admission to the master's degree programme is applied for
Combination of subjects according to the current Regulations for Master’s Degrees for teachers in Lower Saxony (Nds. MasterVO-Lehr)
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.
A minimum of 12 credits in teaching-related educational sciences
Successfully completed general school internship and successfully completed extracurricular internship - totalling at least 8 weeks
Note for external applicants (Bachelor's degree from a university other than the University of Oldenburg):
at least 180 credits according to the grade certificate at the time of application
with less than 180 credits, the sum of Bachelor's credits still missing and requirements determined may not exceed 30 credits
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.