Experience-based master

Master Programme in Waldorf Education

Are you seeking updated knowledge, inspiration, and tools for developing yourself as an educator?

Consider taking one of our two Master of Education (M. Ed.) degrees:

  • Educational Research
  • Nature, Ecology and Sustainability

Learning outcomes

Hva lærer du?

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.

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.

Programme structure

Studiets oppbygning

Module-based and part-time

The Master Programme in Waldorf Education consists of five modules, taken over the course of three years. Each module begins with a residential course session of one to three weeks’ duration, comprising lectures, exercises and group work. Residential sessions are followed up by individual written assignments deepening and elaborating on the themes of each module. In most cases, students who cannot be present at course sessions or parts of sessions, can compensate with extra written assignments. An exception is the first session, where students must be present a minimum of two weeks.

Perpetual course calendar

Module A: week 38-40 (opening ceremony on Friday in week 37)    
Module B: week 10-11
Module C: week 42-43
Module D: week 22-23
Module E: week 35 + thesis presentations week 23-24

Location

The course sessions take place largely at Vidaråsen Camphill Village, south of Tønsberg, Norway, where students and lecturers spend the session weeks together. The location’s beautiful natural setting and cultural community, into which students are invited, provide a peaceful frame for concentrated study during the course sessions. The international community of students, usually coming from several countries and continents, is creating an atmosphere of shared academic enthusiasm, friendship and global togetherness. Most students combine work and studies.

Read more about the programme in the RSUC MA Student Handbook.

The course sessions are taught digitally if the COVID-19 pandemic restricts students from gathering in Norway. RSUC is carefully monitoring the situation from week to week. Admitted students will receive updated information from us in due time.

1. semester

Module A - Educational theory relevant for Waldorf and sustainability education
(
20
p)

2. semester

Module B - Methods in educational research
(
20
p)

3. semester

Module C - Becoming a scholar: Theory, literature review and research questions
(
20
p)

4. semester

Module D - Philosophy of education and sustainability
(
20
p)

5. semester

Module E (autumn) - Master thesis and academic writing
(
0
p)

6. semester

Module E (spring) - Master thesis and academic writing
(
40
p)

7. semester

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9. semester

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Admission criteria

Informasjon om opptak

Applicants must have two years of educational practice, in addition to relevant studies on a level equivalent to a bachelor degree. Students should be able to master English at an appropriate level. RSUC can demand documentation.

Application

The application deadline is April 15th. Applications after the deadline will be evaluated if we have empty places.

Applicants fill out an electronic application form. Please consult the admission and application criteria carefully before deciding to apply.

Prepare electronic versions of the following information and documents:

  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Diplomas or supportive certificates/documentation of higher education
  • Attestation of relevant work experience including specifications of work tasks, duration and percentage of a full-time position
  • Motivational letter (ca. one page) describing your interest in the programme, as well as your professional development focus and purpose

Documents in other languages than the Scandinavian languages, English or German, must be provided with an authorised translation into English. All documents are to be provided in pdf-format. Please ensure that all scans are of good quality. Maximum file size is 2 MB.

Ranking of qualified applicants

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 studies; relevance, breadth, and scope of educational experience.

Language

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.

More information

For mer informasjon

Experience-based master

Master Programme in Waldorf Education

Points (ECTS):
Studiepoeng:
120
Duration: 
Varighet:
3 years
Start date:
Studiestart: 
17

September
2021
Carried out as:
Omfang:
Part-time
Location:
Studiested:
Tuition fee per semester:
Pris per semester:
12 400 NOK
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