Want to change careers and become a teacher? Or have you been teaching for a while and do you want to cement your skills in a recognised degree? Join adult students from all backgrounds and study part time for your teaching qualification.

Our part-time Teacher Education in English is a four-year programme in an international setting, that has been taught in the English language since 2015. The programme is designed for you to combine with your current career, whether that is already within education or in a completely different field. From the first year onwards, you work at a Dutch school as a teacher's assistant or tutor, both in the classroom and on the job at the internship school.

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Start date September
Application Deadline 1 May – students living in the Netherlands (Dutch or Foreign nationality), 15 June (non-EU students) & 1 August (EU students)
Location Padualaan 97 Utrecht
Practical Information

CostsAdmission requirements, Housing, Immigration


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Croho-code 35195

What to expect of the programme

During our Teacher Education in English programme you will learn about literature (including youth literature), teaching methodology, British and American culture, dialectology, linguistics, second language acquisition and language proficiency. You will also spend time abroad to improve your English skills.

Career prospects

Demand for qualified English teachers remains high, and will continue to do so due to the aging teaching staff in the Netherlands and abroad, so you will find it easy to get a great job in education.

How to apply

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Admission requirements

If you are a non-Dutch national, an intake assessment may be part of your admission procedure. You will also be asked to take an English language test.


  • Flexible multi-tasker

    You enjoy learning new things and challenging yourself - essential for pursuing a part-time degree.

  • Feeling for languages

    You are curious about languages and cultures and excited to convey this interest to others.

  • Sociable

    You love to be surrounded by (young) people, and you have the gift of the gab.

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) 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)
Kevin Grogan, Teacher Education in English programme, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

"The HUbl course site supplies all the materials and is a fantastic learning tool"

Kevin Grogan (Age 40) First year student
Foodcourt Padualaan 101, Utrecht Science Park

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