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Information on course of study: Master of Education Programme (Grundschule) Art (Master of Education)
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Numbers and facts

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


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.

Orientation and goals

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.

Course structure and content

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).

Teaching and learning

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.

Reasons for studying

  • Strength in education: Over 40% of students at the University of Oldenburg are studying for a teaching degree
  • Strength in research: Innovative research project; 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 (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.

Your contact persons

  • Weiß, Wolfgang
  • Contact form for students
  • Academic Examinations Office
Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Kaßner, Natascha
  • Student representatives of Art and Visual Culture
  • Student representatives of Teaching Degree Programme
Questions about studying
  • Beckmann, Antje
  • Griese, Nicole
  • Study and Career Counselling Service