Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


The curriculum consists of three components:

Curriculum component What you'll get out of this master Allocated credits
Subject Become an expert in your subject 50
Teaching skills in theory and practice Become a high-level teaching expert for the upper years of secondary education 15
Professionally oriented research line Become an inquisitive professional within your teaching practice 15
Electives   10
Total   90








Three learning pathways

The curriculum is divided into three learning pathways. Each learning pathway focuses on the relationship between theory (what you learn in class) and practice (how to put what you've learned into practice). You can therefore apply the knowledge you've gained immediately.

1. The Language Skills learning pathway

This learning pathway lets you take a huge leap in the development of your language skills. Your written language skills will reach academic Master's degree level. For instance, you'll learn how to write a clear essay.

2. The Linguistics and Sociolinguistics learning pathway
This learning pathway delves into the specific perspective that linguists at Master's degree level have on language as opposed to ordinary language users.

3. The Literature and Culture learning pathway
You'll deepen your existing knowledge of literature, literary history and literary studies. Besides offering interesting lectures, this learning pathway involves actively analysing literary texts and compiling literature tests.

N.B. As of September 2020, the programme will start with a new curriculum. More information about the curriculum will be provided during the open days and admission interviews. The new curriculum will be available in the digital Study Guide and on the website from July onwards.

Published by  Faculty of Education 28 January 2020