The Astronomy and Education specialisation combines a one-year research education in astronomy (taught in English) with a one-year training in teaching (taught in Dutch). Students develop their competencies to innovate their teaching practice (e.g. by developing and testing instruction on a specific topic). After completion, students will have obtained the teacher qualification, which is required for employment as a physics teacher in Dutch secondary schools. The programme is offered in collaboration with the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON).