Master's degree (5 years)

Natural Science with Teacher Education

- About the programme

This programme is taught in Norwegian.

The teaching profession is an important and exciting profession for those wanting to combine their specialist interests with working with children and young people. We all remember the inspiring school teacher who aroused our enthusiasm but also the boring teacher who made us dislike a subject. Our aim is to create good teachers and train people to inspire pupils and give them a positive relationship to mathematics and sciences in school.

There has been much focus recently on dwindling recruitment and the weak position of science subjects in the Norwegian school system. The NTNU 5-year teacher training programme in sciences and mathematics (LUR) is one answer to this problem.

The idea behind the programme is to generate enthusiasm and create a culture for science, teacher training and teaching. LUR is also designed to promote science and mathematics outside the classroom.

LUR is a 5-year programme of study offering a combination of practical, pedagogic training and science studies that will qualify you to teach at post-16 level as well as in secondary schools. You will be studying science subjects alongside ordinary science students, but LUR students will also be assigned a personal tutor. This generates mutual inspiration between subject teachers and students and increases the programme's profile in the academic sector.

Subject combinations

The LUR programme offers five different fields of study, each qualifying you to teach two subjects:

  • Chemistry and biology
  • Mathematics and physics
  • Mathematics and ICT
  • Mathematics and chemistry
  • Mathematics and biology

You will be able to choose your field of study once you have been admitted to the programme. Towards the end of the programme you will specialize further in one of your two subjects and write a Master's thesis.

The thesis can be strictly subject-related or it can incorporate your subject into a teaching context. In the case of the latter, you could, for example, research new working methods in mathematics or how ICT can be used in the teaching of physics.

Schools need you

There is a great need for qualified maths and science teachers. With qualifications in science and teaching, you can do much more than just teach. You are also in demand in other educational contexts as well as in research, industry and business.

This programme is meant for Scandinavian-speaking students. For further information, please see the Norwegian website http://www.ntnu.no/studier/mlreal/ .