Do you want to speak and write English at 'near-native' level? After completing our part-time Teacher Education in English Master programme, the English language won't hold any secrets for you! Moreover, you'll have acquired a critical approach to education and will be full of ideas on how to improve it.

This master programme prepares you to teach English language and literature to the higher classes of Dutch higher secondary and tertiary education (HAVO, VWO and HBO in Dutch). Instead of spending a great deal of time in-class, you will be spending most of your time in front of it, teaching teens and young adults at the school where you work. The combination of one day a week at HU, and the rest of the week actually teaching makes for an ideal combination.

Useful to know

Start date September
Application Deadline 2 weeks before your start date (Dutch students), 15 June (non-EU students) and 1 August (EU students)
Course days Wednesdays from 12.30 - 21.30 hours
Study investment Around 30 hours per week, excluding internships
Your tuition fee at HU depends on a number of factors, for example your nationality. Want to know which fee applies to you? Check the tuition fee calculator.
Programme level Master of Education (MEd)
Location Padualaan 97 Utrecht
Practical Information

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During the programme

HU's Teacher Education in English Master programme is firmly rooted in the teaching practice, while giving you a solid academic background in didactics and teaching theory, as well as the English language. You follow the programme at your own pace and in a way that suits you.

Your career awaits you!

With an aging teacher population, and the prominence of the English language around the globe, demand for qualified English teachers remains high. With your master's degree you will stand out in the (international) job market and your opportunities are plentiful.

How to apply

Can’t wait to start? Find out which steps you need to take.

Online open evenings

Do you want some personal advice? Meet us online between 8 and 19 November.

Personal Learning Track

Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht offers a lot of flexibility. Together with your Professional Development Tutor, you determine your own pace, the order of your modules and when you sit exams.


Use our tuition fee calculator to find out what you will be paying. If you are already teaching, you may be eligible for a Teachers scholarship (link in Dutch) or Allowances and subsidies for teacher training (link in Dutch) from the Dutch government. Additionally, you can expect to pay between € 350 and € 380 per year for books, materials and excursions.

Personal advice

Want to know more about this programme?

Do you have specific questions or would you like personal advice? Please contact Nanda van der Stap.

Why study Master Teacher Education in English at HU?

  • Studying language and education theory

    During this master you deepen your knowledge of English language and culture, as well as strengthen your didactic and pedagogical foundation.

  • Innovative learning

    You study in a digital learning environment rather than spending long hours in-class.

  • Ready for the future

    What you learn at HU, you can put into practice immediately, ensuring you are ready to take your career to great heights. 

"Combining paid work as a teacher (which is also my internship) 3 days a week while doing this Master’s course, I get to put into practice the skills that I’m learning about. "

Melissa Donders (47) 1st year student