Chemistry and Education (MSc)
The master's specialisation Chemistry and Education prepares you for a career as a teacher in Dutch secondary schools. After completion you obtained the qualifications to be a chemistry teacher. Note that this specialisation is only open to students who speak Dutch.
What does this master’s programme entail?
Chemistry and Education optimally prepares you to teach the subject of chemistry to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in chemistry. The programme comprises a one-year chemistry component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master’s specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today’s secondary school pupils for tomorrow’s challenges in the field of chemistry.
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Why study Chemistry and Education at Leiden University?
- The specialisation provides you with one year training in Chemistry and one year of theory and practical experience in teaching offered by the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching.
- You can tailor your programme based on your ambitions and interests within the research areas Chemical Biology or Energy & Sustainability.
- During the education part, you receive one-on-one guidance, but you will also meet with colleagues from different disciplines, each with their own knowledge and experience, providing you with a broad view on education.
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Chemistry and Education: the right master’s programme for you?
Do you want to fascinate our younger generations for the field of chemistry? Are you aiming for a career as a modern and flexible teacher? Then, the Chemistry and Education master’s specialisation is the right choice for you. After completion, you will have obtained your teacher qualification, which is required for employment as a chemistry teacher in Dutch secondary schools. You can also participate in the World Teachers Programme for international teaching. As the main education component is taught in Dutch, all applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch language.
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