Are you excited about education? Do you enjoy working with children and young adults? Train to become a German teacher at our great international campus. You will work towards a rewarding career teaching German as a foreign language in Dutch secondary education, or at vocational or language schools.

Learn more about the broad spectrum of courses in Teacher Education

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Teacher Education in German is a four-year programme in an international setting that has been taught in English and German since 2016. You will be guided by our experienced lecturers and get to enjoy Utrecht's vibrant student life. You will have frequent and intensive contact with Germany, and do internships at a school from the first year onwards. Teaming up with your fellow students, you will plan your own excursion to Berlin in your third year of study.

Are you an international student?

Please read further on our international website.

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Applied, what's next?

Ready to start in September? Complete your enrolment.

Brochure of the programme

Want an overview of this programme? In the brochure you'll find all about the programme in one handy document.

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During the programme

Learn to teach German

You will be prepared for a successful career in education. You'll learn about teaching methodology, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries, linguistics and second language acquisition.

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After your graduation

Help your students to learn German

With a waning teaching population, there are many opportunities for you as a German teacher, working at Dutch secondary schools. Alternatively, you can teach at schools abroad.

Admission requirements Teacher Education in German

Applying after secondary school or MBO?

If you want to start with the Teacher Education in German degree programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level and English proficiency of at least CEFR level B1. Your level of German should also be B1 CEFR. Non-native speakers of German will have to hand in a copy of their Goethe-Zertifikat B1 or higher in order to be admitted. Of course, love for German and teaching is a must!

Applying without a diploma?

Are you 21 years or older and you don't have a (sufficient) diploma? Then you'll need to take an admission test.

Does this programme suit you?

  • Sociable

    You are a social person with excellent communication skills and enjoy working with children and young adults.

  • Passionate about language and culture

    You enjoy reading and writing and are interested in other cultures. You are keen to share your passion for foreign languages with others.

  • International orientation

    You thrive in an international, multilingual environment and are excited to meet and collaborate with students from all over the world.

Useful to know

Application Deadline 1 May
Start date September
Location Padualaan 97 Utrecht
Programme level Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Numerus fixus No
Croho-name B Teacher Education in German
Croho-code 35193
aysim wildermann

"I enjoy going to my classes every day because I am interested in the courses, and I feel supported by the great teachers I have."

Ayşim Wildermann (19) First year student at Teacher Education German and English
alina grabein

"I was inspired by a lot of my old teachers, so that’s why I chose to become one myself and this programme is perfect for that."

Alina Grabein (20) Student Teacher Education German
Alina Schiller, student Teacher Education in German bachelor programme

"The double degree in Teacher Education gives you better changes to find a job"

Alina Schiller Student
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