After graduation

When you graduate, you will receive a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree, together with the International Diploma Supplement (IDS) in English. Job prospects for English teachers remain strong. If you have chosen Teacher Education in English and German, French or Spanish you receive a double degree, which translates to even better job opportunities.

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Career Prospects for English teachers

With your degree, you may work in secondary education, teaching the lower years, and at vocational and language schools. You can also become a freelancer and teach/tutor privately, write course books or exam materials or work in teacher training.

You can get start working as

  • High School Teacher of English: You bring the language, literature and culture of the English-speaking world to the children in an exciting and involved way, and using a variety of teaching methods. You also guide and mentor young minds in their journey towards adulthood.
  • English Teacher in Tertiary: you focus on the practical use of English, training young adults going to a vocational school (MBO or ROC in Dutch) and preparing them for their future jobs. You do this using a communicative approach.
  • English Teacher at a Language Institute: at a language school in the Netherlands or abroad, you teach English to people from all ages and backgrounds. Many will be travelling to learn English, and you might make some great friends from around the world in the process.
  • Course Material or Exam Designer: you keep up to date with the latest in (online) learning methods and you create course materials that are easy and fun to use. Or, you focus on course objectives and create exams to test participants.
  • Freelance Language Trainer: if you want to combine a career with another job or continued studies, you can choose to go freelance. You may give private English lessons, or tutor students and help with homework. The choices are endless.

The competences you’ll develop

After the Teacher Education in English programme, you are:

  • Flexible multitasker: you enjoy learning new things and challenging yourself - essential for pursuing a part-time degree.
  • Feeling for languages: you are curious about languages and cultures and excited to convey this interest to others.
  • Sociable: you love to be surrounded by (young) people, and you have the gift of the gab.
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