HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Teacher Education in German, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    8090 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English, German
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 German programme is offered by the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. 


Teacher Education in German is a four-year programme in an international setting and has been taught in English. 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). The German Teacher Education programme has been an English taught study programme since 2015.

This Teacher Education in German programme is offered by the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. 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).

Career prospects

In the Netherlands many teachers are set to retire during the coming years. Although they will be replaced by new ones, your job prospects remain pretty strong.

You can work as an German teacher for lower secondary school levels (years 12- 16) teaching German as a Foreign or Second language or teaching German as a Foreign language or Second language in language schools.

A higher-level qualification such as B.Ed is essential to pursue a long-term career and can lead to senior positions in schools, such as subject leader or director of studies.

You can also start working as a freelancer and combine some of the following activities:

  • teaching part time or giving private tuition on a one-to-one basis
  • writing course books and other material
  • teacher training and delivery and marking of examinations
  • marketing and publishing

Starting salaries differ from one specialisation to another, but should be around €2.450 gross in the Netherlands.

With a double degree qualification you are highly valued by schools and employers in the professional field. Two degrees prove your flexibility as a teacher and boost your prospects of finding a teaching position. In addition, if you have plans to work outside the Netherlands, many countries require you to be qualified in two subjects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The course covers five disciplines

  • The German language: literature, grammar, linguistics, including the German speaking world
  • Methodology: acquiring a second language
  • Research: practical based research at a traineeship school
  • Profession: pedagogics, child development, development psychology
  • Traineeship/work placement

The first year

The first year focuses on the teaching profession. You will learn about all facets of teaching, with an emphasis on methodology. But you will also teach (high school) students in schools and learn about the dynamics of a classroom setting.

The second year and beyond

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

For more information, please visit programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements international students

Students who apply to our international Bachelor’s programmes must have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level (comparable to the Dutch havo-diploma). A student is eligible to enrol in our international Bachelor’s programmes when holding one of the following diplomas.

  • Bulgaria: Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie
  • Romania: Baccalaureat
  • France: Baccalaureat
  • China: senior middle school diploma and regional examination certificate
  • Germany: Abitur (Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife) or Fachhochschulreife
  • United Kingdom: a minimum of four GCSEs/IGCSEs at grade A, B or C AND two A/AS levels in six different subjects 

For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8090 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8090 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1,450 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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