Want to change careers and become a teacher? Or have you been teaching for a while and do you want to cement your skills in a recognised degree? Join adult students from all backgrounds and study part time for your teaching qualification.

Our part-time Teacher Education in English is a four-year programme in an international setting, that has been taught in the English language since 2015. The programme is designed so that you can combine it with your current career, whether that is already within education or in a completely different field. From the first year on, you will have an internship at a Dutch school where you will be functioning as a teacher, depending on your experience. Students who already have a teaching job will use their job as their internship.

Are you an international student?

Please read further on our international website.

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Useful to know

Application Deadline Dutch students: till the start of the programme. 15 June (EU students) & 1 august (non-EU students)
Start moment September
Course dates Thursdays
Study investment Circa 28 hours per week (excluding work placement)
Tuition € 2314 (free from VAT)
Your tuition fee at HU depends on a number of factors, for example your nationality. Want to know which fee applies to you? Check the tuition fee calculator.
Location Padualaan 97 Utrecht
Admission Go to admission requirements page
Croho-name B Teacher Education in English
Croho-code 35195
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During the programme

The right basis for teaching English

Literature, culture, linguistics and didactics. You'll learn all this, so that you can perfectly teach the English language. Bonus: to improve your English, you'll get to go abroad for a while.

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After your graduation

Working as an English teacher

Once you graduate, you have many options, because your skills are in great demand. Teach English to young people or adults. Work as a tutor or develop new course material.

How to apply

Can’t wait to start? Find out which steps you need to take.

What’s your tuition fee?

Use our tuition fee calculator to find out what you will be paying. If you are already teaching, you may be eligible for a Teachers scholarship (link in Dutch) or Allowances and subsidies for teacher training (link in Dutch) from the Dutch government.

Why study Teacher in English at HU?

  • English in an international environment

    You will be surrounded by English, in an international crowd, making you comfortable with the language very quickly.

  • Modern Campus

    The Utrecht Science Park is a university campus located close to the city of Utrecht, with all facilities close together.

  • Double Degree Teacher

    Graduating with two degrees makes you stand out in the job market, and it makes you more flexible as a teaching professional.

Andrea Laura Romero Oros, Teacher Education in English programme, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

"I have a wonderful study coach who is always willing to help me and is available at all times."

Andrea Laura Romero Oros (Bolivia)
Shani Evuort, Teacher Education in English programme, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

"The atmosphere around school is nice and everyone is willing to help you"

Shani Evuort (Austria)
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Interested in programme Teacher education in English?

Questions? Contact us