The Master's program in Science Education and Communication is a Dutch-language program - for Dutch secondary education - with five specializations: Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and the combination Nature, Life and Technology with Research & Design (Technasium). The program starts with a subject-specific floor in the direction of your chosen specialization. Then you will study in educational sciences, beta-dactic design and teaching methodology and you will do internships in education. You will be trained as first degree teacher with a teaching qualification for the highest classes in secondary education. This authority is also a good preparation for a position as a teacher in secondary or higher vocational education.
You conclude the master's program with a research in educational practice. In the new structure of the Graduate School, this master's program will also include an international component, for example in your research or internship at an international school. To summarize: Science Education and Communication is a vocationally-oriented Master's program with which you can acquire a first-level teaching qualification. Practical professional orientation and academic level in the design and research of education are both very important.
The independent judgment by the NVAO strengthens higher education institutions in their quality culture. On the basis of the judgments of NVAO higher education programmes are recognized and students receive a legally recognized degree. In the Netherlands, NVAO assesses the internal quality assurance pursued by universities and the quality of the programmes they provide.