Astronomy: Astronomy and Education
Structure of the Programme
The Astronomy and Education specialisation prepares students for a career in physics teaching and results in the teacher qualification (eerstegraads lesbevoegdheid) required for employment as a teacher in Dutch secondary schools. It is a joint programme offered in collaboration with the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON). The 2-year programme consists of an Astronomy component (60 EC) to be followed during the first year and an Education component (60 EC; only taught in Dutch) to be followed in the second year.
Programme (120 EC)
|Astronomy Core Courses, at least||500||12|
|Astronomy Courses of any type||400-500||6-12|
|Education Theory I||400||5|
|Learning and Instruction 1 & 2||300-400||7|
|Teaching Methodology 1 & 2||400-500||10|
|Teaching and Practice 1 & 2||30|
|Internship and Research Projects|
|Master's Research Project in Astronomy||600||30|
Master Study Plan
At the start of the Master’s programme, students are required to draw up the Master Study Plan: a complete list of planned courses and projects for two subsequent academic years in consultation with the Study Advisor Astronomy. To select courses, students need to consult the course list for academic year 2016-2017 (see below), and/or the course list for academic year 2017-2018 (available in Spring 2017).
- For more information on the specific requirements of this specialisation, see the appendix of the Course and Examination Regulations
- Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON) website