• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Do you have social skills? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you like to lead by example? Do you have a keen interest in ICT and the latest trends in education? Do you love to work in an international work environment? If this sounds like you, teaching may be the career for you. This Teacher Education in English programme is offered by HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.


Teacher Education in English offered by HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is a four-year programme in an international setting and has been taught in English since 2015. You are trained to teach at secondary schools and vocational training colleges and to work in an international environment.

The Teacher Education programme is located in the Archimedes Institute and part of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. The programme offers 14 teacher curricula leading to a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).

This programme qualifies you to teach in the following school categories and levels in the Netherlands:

  • The first three years of secondary education (HAVO and VWO) equivalent to lower secondary education in the British system and the middle years programme of the International Baccalaureate;
  • Vocational secondary schools and colleges
  • Special Education (VMBO, MBO);
Once you are in the final phase of the programme, you will work almost completely independently. The final phase consists of two parts. You devote half of your time to your work placement at a training school, where you have regular teaching duties for three days a week and at the same time you work on a project for school. The other half of this phase consists of optional subjects, study-work supervision, weekly meetings reflecting on class sessions, your experiences at the training school, and preparing for your assessment.


The programme is accredited by De Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO), an independent binational accreditation organisation est. 1 February 2005. It is an expert and independent organisation which oversees the quality of the higher vocational education in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The course covers five disciplines
  • The English language: Literature, grammar, linguistics and the English speaking world for instance
  • Methodology: acquiring a second language
  • Research: practical based research at a traineeship school
  • Profession: pedagogics, child development, development psychology add
  • Traineeship/work placement

The first year

You will be working on your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills so that you become highly proficient in English. In addition, there are classes in grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. You will also follow classes on teaching methodology – this is how you get your subject knowledge across to pupils.

The second year and beyond

The main phase of the programme consists of literature (including youth literature), teaching methodology, British and American culture, dialectology, linguistics, second language acquisition and language proficiency.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Admission Requirements international students
  • An International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Australia: a pass in the Australian Matriculation Examination
  • China: senior middle school diploma
  • France: Baccalauréat
  • Germany: Abitur (allgemeine Hochschulreife) or Fachhochschulreife
  • Italy: Diploma di Maturita
  • Switzerland: Maturitatszeugnis
  • The Netherlands: HAVO or VWO or MBO level 4
  • UK: GCE - A levels, 6 (I)GCSE grades with A, B or C scores
  • United States: High School diploma with college preparatory programme

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8217 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8217 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Legal tuition fees: € 2,060
  • Institutional tuition fees: € 8,217

Living costs for Utrecht

  • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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