Are you looking to change careers? Have you always been excited about teaching young minds? There is a great demand for qualified teachers in secondary education, and you could make a real difference teaching German as a second language in the Dutch secondary education system, or at vocational or language schools. You combine a part-time degree with your career.

Our part-time Teacher Education in German is a four-year programme in an international setting which has been taught in the English language since 2016. 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 on, you work at a placement 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
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CostsAdmission requirements, Housing, Immigration

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Croho-code 35193

During the programme

During our Teacher Education in German programme you will learn about teaching methodology, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries, linguistics and second language acquisition.

Career prospects

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

How to apply

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Admission requirements

If you want to apply to our Teacher Education in German programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma, and speak English at least at 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!


  • Flexible and driven

    Combining work and pursuing a degree is not easy, and you will need to have the flexibility and drive to make it work. That said, you'll learn many new things and meet interesting new people, which will make your journey with us a lot of fun.

  • 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.

  • Sociable

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

Utrecht Science Park with a view of Padualaan 97

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