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 1a + 1b (10 + 10 EC), Teaching Methodology 1 (5 EC) and Subject Teaching Methodology 1 (5 EC).

As a result, your programme will take one and a half year instead of two years. With a second degree qualification only the September start is available.

Did you start in or before the 2019-2020 academic year?

Check the recommended timelines in our archive.

Are you going to start in the 2020-2021 academic year?

Check the recommended timeline (pdf), or read the information below:

Course EC Period
Issues and Theories in SEC 5 1-2
Communicating Science with the Public 5 1
Elective(s) 7.5 1
Research Methods 5 2
Elective(s) 7.5 2
Course EC Period
Research Project 30 1-2

Mandatory elective: 5 EC out of the following

You need to choose at least 5 EC out of the following courses (available in period 1 and 2):

Code Course EC
GSTPKC01 Leerpsychologie 5
GSTPKC02 Interpersoonlijk leraarsgedrag 5
GSTPKC03 Burgerschap en educatie 5
GSTPKC04 Pedagogisch Onderzoek 5
GSTPKC05 Pedagogiek en passend onderwijs 5
GSTPKC06 Cultural Diversity and Social inclusion in Education 5
GSTPKC0​7 Excellence and differentiation in secondary education 5
GSTPKC13 International Perspectives on Teaching* 5

* If you won't take course GSTPKC13 as a pedagogical elective (i.e. from the table above), you can take it as a general elective (i.e. from the table below, course code GSTOKC13).

Mandatory electives: 10 EC out of the following

You may select electives for a maximum of 10 EC 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)

The Osiris Course Catalogue contains descriptions of all courses. You will find a selection of suitable courses below and in the course planner, but you may choose other courses, for example courses MasterMath, Chem4all, Natk4all or Inf4all. This has to be approved by the Board of Examiners​ in advance. Please consult Academic policies and procedures ​> Requests to the Board of Examiners before you submit your request.

Code Course EC
20060002 Theories on Teachers and Teaching 7.5
FI-MHPSDM Science and the Dilemmas of Modernity 7.5
FI-MHPSQM Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 5
FI-MHPSIJ Investigative Journalism 7.5
FI-MHPSSP Science and the Public 7.5
FI-MSECHP History and Philosophy of Science for SEC 5
FI-MSECTEC Trends in Education and Communication 5
FI-MSECSIS Science in Society 5
FI-MSECAD Advanced Design in Science Education 5
GEO4-2502 Energy Conversion Technologies I (chemical) 7.5
GEO4-2503 Energy Conversion Technology II (physical) 7.5
GEO4-2508 Advanced Energy Analysis 7.5
GSTOKC01 Toetsing en beoordeling 5
GSTOKC02 Het organiseren van leren  5
GSTOKC03 Duurzaamheidseducatie 5
GSTOKC06 ICT in education 5
GSTOKC07 Vakoverstijgende bètadidactiek 5
GSTOKC08 Data in school 5
GSTOKC09 Erfgoededucatie 5
GSTOKC10 Taalbeleid in onderwijs en maatschappij 5
GSTOKC13* International Perspectives on Teaching* 5
NS-MO402M Dynamical Meteorology 7.5
NS-MO405M Atmosferic composition and chemical processes 7.5
SK-MASPN Advanced spectroscopy of nanomaterials 7.5
SK-MSYNA Synthesis of heterogenous catalysis 7.5
TLEMV16012 Complexity of Educational Texts 5
BMB614319 Public engagement 3
FI-MSECTSC Trends in Science Communication 2.5
FI-MSECTSE Trends in Science Education 2.5
FI-MSECSSI Socio-Scientific Inquiry-Based Learning (SSIBL) 2.5

*This course can also be taken as a pedagogical elective (GSTPKC13).

Please note that registration periods may take place many months in advance of the course, especially at the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences!