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Information on course of study: Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) Technology (Master of Education)
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Numbers and facts

Course of study name: Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) Technology (Master of Education)
Duration: 4 Semester
Academic degree: Master of Education
Language: German
Type of admission: Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester

Description

To complete the Master of education (Special needs education), you will need to earn 120 credit points. The curriculum includes subject and teaching method content in special needs education (39 credit points) and in the teaching subject (30 credit points). In the area of specialization, you will study education science-related content (12 credit points) and complete practical training (12 credit points). At the end of the degree programme, you will follow the Masterabschlussmodul (24 credit points) and the Abschlusskolloquium (3 credit points).

Orientation and goals

This master's degree programme prepares students for a teaching position in schools for special educational needs.
Within this degree programme, you will focus on current research methods in education with specific links to school practice and advance your practical skills: During the subject and educational diagnostics components of your practical course, you will experience school practice and prepare your own lessons.

Course structure and content

The standard period of study for the Master of Education (Special needs education) is four semesters. You must earn a total of 120 credit points to complete the programme. The curriculum includes subject and teaching method content in special needs education (39 credit points) and in the teaching subject (30 credit points). In the area of specialization, you will study education science-related content (12 credit points) and complete practical training (12 credit points). At the end of the degree programme, you will follow the Masterabschlussmodul (24 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 internships lasting several weeks at schools in the Weser-Ems area.

Teaching and learning

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.

Reasons for studying

  • Strength in education: Over 40% of students at the University of Oldenburg are studying for a teaching degree
  • Strength in research: Final papers can be integrated into research projects; special doctoral programme in teaching and learning research
  • Strength in supervision: Intensive supervision through a network of experienced mentors in the practical phase

Language skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Admission requirements

  • 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
  • A total of at least 90 credit points in both subjects, at least 24 credit points per subject, of which at least 5 credit points in subject didactics/teaching
  • At least 18 credit points in teacher training related educational sciences
  • Successfully completed practical trainings in social work experience with focus on the special needs education and in a school with focus on the special needs education

Application and admission

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

Careers and areas of work

The Master of Education (Special needs education) degree programme prepares students for a teaching position. It is a prerequisite for teacher training (Referendariat) and for qualifying as a teacher in schools for pupils with special needs.
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.

Your contact persons

Questions about the course of study or subject
  • Student representatives of Technology
  • Dutz, Katharina
  • Student representatives of Teaching Degree Programme
Prüfungen
  • Hillenbrand, Clemens
  • Contact form for students
  • Examinations Office (FK5-FK6)
Questions about studying
  • Study and Career Counselling Service