If you have already obtained a second degree in teaching elsewhere (at a university of applied sciences, or via an educational minor) you will receive exemptions for Teaching Practice 1 (15 EC), Teaching Methodology 1 (3.75 EC), Subject Teaching Methodology 1 (3.75 EC) and one or two electives (7.5 EC).

As a result, your programme will take one and a half year instead of two years.

Recommended timelines

Check the recommended timelines for the September and February starts in our course overview (pdf) or in the lists below:

September start

Period 1 and 2, year 1
period 3 and 4, year 1
period 1 and 2, year 2
Course EC Period
Research Project 30 1-2

February start

Period 3 and 4, year 1
Period 1 and 2, year 2
Period 3 and 4, year 2
Course EC Period
Research Project 30 3-4


We distinguish between primary and secondary electives.

Primary electives

Choose three out of the following courses:

See the overview of all electives of the Graduate School of Teaching (pdf).

For planning purposes you can use the course planner.

Secondary electives

You may select electives from a wide range of master's courses, as long as you take into account the following conditions:

  • the courses are relevant to the learning aims of the SEC-programme;
  • the total package of courses has sufficient depth and coherence (see EER, appendix)

You will find a selection of suitable courses in the course planner.

Please note that registration periods can be many months in advance of the course, especially in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences!