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Universitet og høgskole
Consider taking one of our two Master of Education (M. Ed.) degrees: Educational Research or Nature, Ecology & Sustainability. In each of these experience-based master programmes, you will deepen and expand your knowledge, skills and competence by learning to do your own educational research project. We believe that educational research is a tool for renewal on both a personal and societal level. It enables practitioners to reflect on their experiences, give fresh life to professional activities and facilitate further work options. Most of our students experience how becoming an educational researcher empowers them in the sense of creating new visions and consciousness

Studienivå

Erfaringsbasert master

Organisering

  • Undervisning ved lærestedet
  • Nettstudium
  • Samlingsbasert

Studiepoeng

120

Semester

5

Om studiet

This Master Programme is equivalent to two-thirds of a full-time programme, and most students work in addition to their studies.

Both RSUC master programmes consist of five modules each, taken over the course of three years. Students and lecturers spend ten weeks together on five course sessions, taking place largely at Vidaråsen Camphill Village, south of Tønsberg. The location’s beautiful natural setting and cultural community, into which students are invited, provide a peaceful frame for the concentrated study during the course sessions. 

RSUC's Master programme was founded in 2005, and aims at developing and furthering the transformative, sustainable and caring aspects of education, including Waldorf pedagogy. One particular interest is contributing to a dialogue between Waldorf education and the wide spectre of contemporary educational ideas and practices.

Applicants must have two years of educational practice, in addition to relevant studies on a level equivalent to a bachelor degree.

Studiets oppbygging

The RSUC master programme is part-time, module based and flexible. It consists of five modules, usually taken over the course of three years. Each module begins with a course session, usually two weeks long, and is followed up by written assignments deepening and exercising the themes of the module. The standard study progression is equivalent to two-thirds of a full-time programme, and most students work in addition to their studies. Students can choose to complete all modules in the course of two years, and thus take a full-time study load.

The first module (A) gives a general introduction to core educational themes such as knowledge, learning, and teaching. A full spectrum of research methods is then introduced and practiced in Module B, ranging from interviews and observations to analysing texts, including phenomenological as well as ‘post-modern’ orientations. The main focus is on qualitative methods. In the following modules (C – D), the programme content is more and more focused on the research interests and questions of each student. The final module (E) consists in students completing their master thesis project. This module begins with a week course on academic writing. During module E the students receive qualified mentors advising and assisting them in their research efforts.

Undervisningsopplegg

All instruction and discussions are held in English, while written assignments and the master thesis can be delivered in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, German or English.

Opptakskrav

Applicants must have three years of educational practice, in addition to relevant studies on a level equivalent to a bachelor degree.Applicants must have three years of relevant educational practice, in addition to one of the following requirements:

  • Teacher or kindergarten qualification from RSUC or an equivalent institution abroad
  • Other teacher or kindergarten qualification
  • Waldorf education subject or art teacher qualification of at least three years duration
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in education
  • Tertiary Education from outside Norway equivalent to the above

Students should be able to master English at an appropriate level of which RSUC demands documentation. All applicants must fill out an application form and provide the necessary documentation of previous studies and work experience.

Opptaksinformasjon

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places on the study programme, the following criteria form the basis for ranking: Relevance, level and extent of educational studies, relevance breadth and scope of educational experience.

Læringsutbytte

The core activity in the master programme is facilitating our students in attaining educational research competence. Our main focus is on qualitative research, recognising its power to provide deep insights into human experiences and relationships. We believe that educational research is a tool for renewal both on personal and societal levels. On the one hand, it enables practitioners to reflect on their experiences, give fresh life to professional activities and facilitate further work options. On the other hand, most of our students experience how becoming an educational researcher is empowering in the sense of creating new visions and consciousness.

The RSUC master programme is not a professional training providing basic teaching and educational skills needed for instruction or other pedagogical activities. No teacher qualification is awarded on completion of the programme.

Karrieremuligheter

The RSUC master graduates work in kindergartens, schools, higher education, in social and therapeutic education, NGOs and independent organizations. They are employed within private and state governed institutions and in counselling and welfare services. Most students chose the master programme to deepen and develop their professional qualifications. Others are drawn to the course to ground their particular yearnings for community, meaning and personal development.

Kvalifikasjon/tittel

Master of Education