Are you excited about education? Do you enjoy working with children and young adults? Our English-language teaching programme could be just for you. We prepare you for a career teaching English as a second language in the lower years of Dutch secondary education, or at vocational or language schools.

Teacher Education in English is a four-year programme in an international setting and has been taught in the English language since 2015. We want to inspire you to become a great English teacher and an inspiration to your students. Within two months of studying you will be in a school or college to start your work placement as a part of your training. You will spend ten weeks doing a work placement abroad as well. About 60% of your teachers are native English speakers. All this makes for a truly international programme, preparing you for an exciting career as a qualified English teacher.

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What to expect of the programme

During our Teacher Education in English programme you will study five fields of expertise. These are: 1. The English language: literature, culture and grammar. 2. The methodology of second language teaching and learning 3. Research done at your workplacement school 4. Pedagogics: child development psychology, working with pupils with special needs, working in a multi-cultural environment, to name but a few topics. 5. Your work placement at a school of your choice. You will spend three and a half years as an intern and graduate with a lot of hands-on experience as a teacher.

Career prospects

You need a higher-level qualification such as a B.Ed to pursue a long-term career in education, and it can lead to senior positions in schools, such as department head or director of studies. Your Bachelor of Education will also pave the way for you to study for a Master of Education at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht.

Admission

If you would like to enroll for the Teacher Education in English programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level, and English proficiency at least CEFR level B1. Of course, an affinity with the English language and a passion for working with young minds and imparting knowledge will serve you well.


Competences

  • Sociable 

    You enjoy being surrounded by others, have an affinity with young people and possess great communicative and social skills.

  • English Language Lover

    You are passionate about the English language and culture. You enjoy reading and writing and are curious about other cultures.

  • Creative 

    In your spare time you like to spend time on creative writing, music, theatre, plays, scouting and developing games.

Maria Popescu, Teacher Education in English programme, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

"The lessons adequately prepare you for real-life situations that you might encounter as a teacher"

Maria Popescu (Romania) Second year student
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 Sophie Evuort (Austria)

Useful to know

Application Deadline 1 June
Start date September
Location Padualaan 97 Utrecht
Programme level Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Numerus fixus No
Croho-name B Teacher Education in English
Croho-code 35195
Foodcourt Padualaan 101, Utrecht Science Park

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