Teacher Education in English


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.

Teacher Education in English 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);

Job perspectives:

English teacher for lower secondary school levels (years 12- 16) teaching English as a Foreign or Second language. Teaching English as a Foreign language or Second language in language schools.


Start date:

The programme starts in September and runs till July each year.


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Location: Padualaan 97 Utrecht
Admission requirements:

For non- Dutch nationals an intake assessment may be part of the admissions procedure. You will also be asked to take an English language test.

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Different registration deadlines apply, click here for more information.

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What do our students think?

Andrea Laura Romero Oros, first year student
"The study load is pretty high with many assignments and voluminous subjects. However, the programme meets the professional practice because your internship starts already in the first year."

Shani-Sophie Evuort, first year student
"You learn a lot about the English language and culture, but mainly you learn how to be a good and effective teacher."

Teacher Education in English Part Time

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Student testimonials

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 Shani Evuort

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