Study Programme

Structure of the programme

The two-year SEC programme is taught in English and includes taught courses, professional traineeships, and research, awarding a total of 120 credits (EC) in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Apart from the core courses (which are the same for all students) and electives, your programme will include the courses which belong to your particular track.

You can choose between two different tracks:

September or February start

Your study programme will have a different structure depending on whether you start your Master's in the first or second semester of the academic year.

You can opt to enroll in:

  • September (application deadline: June 1), or
  • February* (application deadline: October 15).
Track Teacher Degree

Core courses

In the first semester of the programme all students will take the same core courses, which will provide an introduction in the field and a solid basis for further studies.

These courses are:

  • Issues and Theories in SEC (5EC)
  • Communicating Science with the Public (5EC)
  • Designing Education and Communication (5EC)
  • Research Methods (5EC)
  • Research Proposal (5EC)

In addition, the programme offers electives for each learning line from which you are free to choose in order to deepen your understanding and/or enrich your experiences in particular areas.

All students have to do their Research Project (30 EC) in a specific, own topic, related to a school subject and its methodology.

Teacher Degree: September start

Year 1

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
Issues and Theories in  SEC (5EC) Designing EC (5EC)
Communication Science with the Public (5EC) Research Methods (5EC) Elective (5EC) Research Proposal (5EC)
Teaching Practice 1a (10EC) Teaching Practice 1b (10 EC)
Teaching Methodology 1 (5EC) Subject Teaching Methodology 1 (5EC)

 

Year 2

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
Research (30EC) Elective (5EC) Elective (5EC)
Teaching Practice 2 (10EC)
Subject Teaching Methodology 2 (7,5EC)
Teaching Methodology 2 (2,5EC)

 

Teacher Degree: February start

Year 1

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
  Designing EC (5EC)
Communication Science with the Public (5EC) Elective (5EC)
Teaching Practice 1a (10EC)
Teaching Methodology 1 (5EC)

 

Year 2

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
Issues and Theories in SEC (5EC) Elective (5EC) Research Proposal (5EC)
Elective (5EC) Research Methods (5EC) Teaching Practice 2 (10EC)
Teaching Practice 1b (10EC) Subject Teaching Methodology 2 (7,5EC)
Subject Teaching Methodology 1 (5EC) Teaching Methodology 2 (2,5EC)

 

Year 3

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4

Research (30EC)          

 

 

 

Teacher Degree: September start U-TEAch

Year 1

Period 1     Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
                                         Research Methods (5EC) Designing EC (5EC)
U-TEAch (30EC) Communication Science with the Public (5EC) Research Proposal (5EC)
Issues and Theories in EC (5EC)
Research Methods (5EC) Electives (5EC)

 

Year 2

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
Research (30EC) U-TEAch (30EC)

 

Track Research and Development

Core courses

In the first semester of the programme all students will take the same core courses, which will provide an introduction in the field and a solid basis for further studies.

These courses are:

  • Issues and Theories in SEC (5EC)
  • Communicating Science with the Public (5EC)
  • Designing Education and Communication (5EC)
  • Research Methods (5EC)
  • Research Proposal (5EC)

The course Professional Skills and Identity is also mandatory for students in this track.

In addition, the programme offers electives for each learning line from which you are free to choose in order to deepen your understanding and/or enrich your experiences in particular areas.

Research and Development: September start

Year 1

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
Issues and Theories in SEC (5EC) Designing EC (5EC)
Communication Science with the Public (5EC) Research Methods (5EC)                                          Research Proposal (5EC)
Internship School Education (15EC) Internship Product Development (20EC)

 

Year 2

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
Electives (10EC) Electives (10EC) Elective (5EC) Professional Skills and Identity (5EC)

Research (30EC)

 

    Research and Development: February start

    Year 1

    Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
      Designing EC (5EC)
    Communication with the Public (5EC)                                       
    Internship Product Development (20EC)

     

    Year 2

    Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
    Issues and Theories in SEC (5EC) Electives (15EC) Professional Skills and Identity (5EC)
    Elective (5EC) Research Methods (5EC) Research Proposal (5EC)
    Internship School Education (15EC) Elective (5EC)

     

    Year 3

    Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4

    Research (30EC)

     

     

     

    *Please note: February-enrollment is not possible if you are already in possession of a second degree teaching qualification (a diploma which allows you to teach classes at VMBO-level, or in the first three years of a HAVO or VWO programme in the Netherlands), or if you have been admitted to the U-TEAch programme: in such cases you will have to begin your studies in September.