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Educational Mathematics (Single Major, Teacher Training), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The "Educational Mathematics" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Graduates are intended to employ in educational institutions as mathematics teachers or may continue doctoral studies in mathematical or educational fields.


The programme is intended for students who already possess solid knowledge of undergraduate mathematics and are now ready to acquire the pedagogical competencies for teaching practice. The programme provides pedagogical, didactic, and mathematical contents, which are closely related to teaching mathematics in primary and all secondary schools (with an emphasis on gymnasium – high school). 


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Module I1 or I2 (13)
  • Didactics of Elementary School Mathematics (7)
  • Pedagogy (4)
  • Psychology of Development and Learning (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Elective teacher-training course (3)
  • Differential Equations (10)
  • Pedagogical Practice for Teaching Mathematics I (9)
  • Seminar (4)
  • Didactics (4)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Module I1 or I2 (13)
  • Didactics of Secondary School Mathematics (7)
  • Working with Children with Special Needs (4)
  • Graph Theory (6)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Elective teacher-training course (3)
  • Pedagogical Practice for Teaching Mathematics II (7)
  • Creative Mathematical Problems Solving (4)
  • Master Work and Master Exam (16)


Module I1:

  • Analytical Approaches in Geometry (6)
  • Recent Methods of Teaching Mathematics (3)
  • Statistics in Education (4)


Module I2:

  • Elective course A (6)
  • History of Mathematics (7)


Elective teacher-training courses:

  • E-Learning (3)
  • Selected Topics in School Discipline (3)
  • Cognition and Personality in the Learning Process (3)
  • Communication in Education (3)
  • Reflective Teaching (3)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA).

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 4-5).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2330 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2330 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition also applies to all Slovene/EU students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master’s degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

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