The Master of Education lasts for four semesters and is a continuation of your teaching qualification. This master's degree programme teaches comprehensive education science and practical teaching skills for primary education in Grundschulen. You will broaden your curricular knowledge in both teaching subjects chosen.
This master's degree programme prepares students for a career in primary school teaching. Students learn and use current research methods with practical relevance within schools in their research project. They also gain practical experience in schools during an 18-week practical course and teach their first lessons.
The standard period of study for the Master of Education (Primary school) is four semesters. You must earn a total of 120 credit points to complete the programme. Particular emphasis is placed on education science-related content studied in the area of specialization (36 credit points). Practical experience is gained in the form of an 18-week practical course (30 credit points) in schools in the Weser-Ems area. A subject or education science-related research project (15 credit points) provides research-orientated learning. You will advance your curricular knowledge in both teaching subjects (9 credit points each). At the end of the degree programme, you will follow the Masterabschlussmodul (18 credit points) and the Abschlusskolloquium (3 credit points).
Through diverse modes of instruction and learning (portfolios, presentation days, tutorials), you will learn to conduct independent research at an academic level with professional supervision. Curricular knowledge, subject-specific teaching methods, practical teaching skills and education science-related content are linked closely throughout the programme. The modules 'Inklusion' and 'Schul- und Unterrichtsforschung und ihre Forschungsmethoden' are an important part of this. During the practical phase, students have access to a network of experienced mentors.
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 (Primary school) programme prepares students for a teaching position in primary education. It is a prerequisite for teacher training (Referendariat) and for qualifying as a teacher in primary education. 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.