Teacher Training

Are you keen to be a teacher? Do you enjoy working with students and developing young minds? Teacher Training is a 30 ECTS exchange programme that guides you along all aspects of modern-day teaching.

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Each period contains three modules and you need to successfully finish all six of them to complete this programme. Topics range from adolescent development to diversity and the teacher as pedagogue and counsellor.

Useful to know

Start moment September
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code OA-TEACHERTR
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

Our Teacher Training profile prepares you for a future in the classroom. You will encounter a variety of learning methods: from lectures and tutorials to group and individual assignments, both on- and offline.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Yvette Wevers.

There are six modules on offer in a blended learning environment. You need to complete all six modules to complete the exchange programme.


Course code

Course Unit Title


Education 2: Adolescent Development
Education 3b: Curriculum Design
Teacher in General Secondary Education, part 1



Education 1: Introduction to Teaching




Education 4:The teacher as pedagogue




Teacher in General Secondary Education, part 2


In our Course Guides you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. Download it here for your convenience.

There are no additional entry requirements. An English CEFR level B2 is required (see 'Language requirements' below).

English CEFR level B2.

Please note: If your English language ability proves to be insufficient to participate actively in (parts of) the courses you have chosen, we cannot be bound to the Learning Agreement, neither can we guarantee to offer you the required amount of study load (EC’s). Teachers might request you to take a diagnostic test at the start of the course to check if your English language ability is sufficient to successfully participate in that specific course. In all cases it is up to the programme manager to decide if your English language ability is sufficient to be eligible for the programme/course.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit our practical information page to help you prepare your stay. It is also important to start arranging a living space as soon as possible. Our housing pages will help you on your way. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

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Why choose HU?

  • Broaden your career possibilities

    Teacher Training gives you a taste of educational theories currently used and studied in Dutch education. It also offers you the opportunity to exchange ideas on education with other Erasmus students which will broaden your view.

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

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