Degree to be achieved: Professional Master’s Degree in Education and Qualification "Secondary Education English Teacher"
Duration of studies: Full-time (2 year) or Part-time (2.5 years)
Amount of credits: 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Director of the Programme: assoc. prof. Dr. paed. Indra Odiņa (
Tuition fee

Sub-programme – Secondary Education English Teacher gives the opportunity to obtain a Professional Master’s Degree in Education and the Qualification of Secondary Education English Teacher.

Students acquire the module of corresponding science courses (Content of the subject), subject teaching methodology and practice module and master module “Education for Personal and Sustainable Wellbeing and Coherent Development of Society”.

During the studies special attention is paid to the qualitative acquisition and improvement of English, theory and practice of methods of teaching/learning foreign languages, modelling of English lessons. Students study language skills and strategies, foreign language in modern discourse, the use of information technologies in the work of the language teacher. Based on research skills of examining, disseminating and implementing changes, the students gain understanding in building a sustainable cultural environment of education, developing educational practice for the growth of a holistic personality, improving the understanding of an educator’s professional identity and skills to evaluate pedagogic mastery.

Students have a possibility to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in formal, non-formal and informal teaching and master’s research practice in the context of the local community and global education and developing a Master’s Paper connected with topical needs of education, thus contributing to the harmonious development of society.

Career opportunities: the graduates of the programme can work in the state and private educational institutions and other education-related institutions, etc. The acquired degree gives teachers a possibility to continue the studies in Doctoral programmes.

Admission requirements:

1. Higher professional pedagogical education with teacher’s qualification.

2. Admission consists of two stages: students submit a motivation letter explaining their choice of the Master’s programme (1,800 characters), Curriculum Vitae and the evidence of the professional activities for the last 3 years. Students are invited to interview with the admission committee via Skype video conference.

3. English language proficiency.

Admission requirements for citizens of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan:

1. Results of one of the internationally recognized tests (IELTS, TOEFL etc.) at least level B2 at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or passed UL English Test;

2. Skype interview (see above).

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Jan 2019; studies start in Sept 2019)