Dutch (Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium))

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).

Orientation and Goals

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.

Study Design and Contents

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.

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
Networking between teacher training phases with modules attended by students, trainee teachers and teachers, see current projects:

Foreign Language Skills

Admission to a degree programme at the University of Oldenburg is subject to sufficient proficiency in the German language:
  • DSH Level 2 (German language examination for university entrance) or
  • TestDaF Level 4 in all four categories

For further information, please refer to the language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

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.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

For admission to this master's degree programme applicants must have:
  • A bachelor's degree or a similar qualification in the subjects required for the admission to the master's degree programme
  • Written confirmation of successfully completed practical training in a school

Application/Admission Procedures

The prerequisites above apply to the application.
Applications are usually made for the coming winter semester, students may apply for the summer semester only in exceptional cases with sufficient reason.

Applications for the winter semester: by 15 August
Applications for the summer semester: by 15 March

Further Information

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Facts and Data

  • 4 semesters
  • Master of Education
  • German
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements

Admissions regulations