After your graduation

Upon graduation you will receive a Master of Education (MEd) degree, together with the International Diploma Supplement (IDS) in English. You will be ready for an exciting (international) career teaching English language and literature.

A student holding a book in the HU library

Firstly, you will be qualified to teach English to the higher classes of Dutch higher secondary and tertiary education. Moreover, you may develop into department head or team leader. Alternatively, you could move abroad to teach English as a second language to people of all levels and backgrounds, or develop teaching or exam materials.

Career prospects for English teachers

In the coming years, a lot of English teachers will retire, so there will be plenty of opportunities for a newly qualified first-grade teacher. You can also become a freelancer and teach/tutor privately, write course books or exam materials, or work in teacher training.

You can start working as

  • English teacher to the higher classes of Dutch higher secondary education (HAVO and VWO in Dutch)
  • English teacher to the higher classes of Dutch tertiary education (HBO in Dutch)
  • Language institutes around the world
  • Publishers
  • Governmental institutions

The competences you’ll develop

After the Master Teacher Education in English programme, you can:

  • Teach English at a high level
  • Speak and write English on 'near-native' level
  • Design an interesting curriculum
  • Recognise and develop your students' talents

"The level of English at the HU is high (teachers and classmates) and it has been great that everything has been provided to me in my native language of English. "

Melissa Donders (47) 1st year student

"Together we have created wonderful materials and have given each other valuable feedback which truly prepared me to collaborate with colleagues too."

Miklós Rétei (29) 1st year student