During the programme

The combination of practical lessons and academics when studying HU's Teacher Education in French Master programme prepares you to be well equipped to teach French in the upper form of secondary education in the Netherlands. You will have studied didactics, teaching theory and of course the French language. Moreover there is enough flexibility for you to choose your own pace during the course.

Pupils giving a presentation in the Teacher Education in French class

Content of the Master Teacher Education in French programme

Year 1 starts with courses on literature, linguistics and didactics focused on deepening and broadening your knowledge but also improving your language skills. Courses like Literature 20th Century, Communication oral , Didactics 1 and  Linguistique 1 will help you improve your knowledge of the French language, literature, culture and didactics, bringing it to 'near native' level (CEFR level C1 +) by the time you graduate. Together with your fellow students, you reflect on your studies using learning questions and your Learning Plan.

The courses of year 1

In year 2 there is a strong emphasis on your oral French academic skills. You will increase your knowledge about French literature and linguistics as well as undertake a research project in the field of teaching methodology. An example of such a project is: "Student motivation for literature: A thematic approach to teaching literature to upper form students with the aim to increase student motivation for literature."

The courses of year 2

Throughout the Teacher Education in French Master programme you work and teach in the higher years of Dutch higher secondary and tertiary education (HAVO, VWO and HBO in Dutch), learning as you go.


The topic of your final thesis is based on your personal experience in your day-to-day teaching practice. Your research should show that you are ready to advance your teaching career.

Want to apply for a single module?

Are you a teacher in the lower years of secondary (vocational) school and are you looking to further your professional skills, but are you unsure whether you want to do a complete master? You are welcome to join us for one or more cross-curricular or subject-specific modules. After each module, you may decide to continue and stack modules to complete your master programme.

Meet the Teacher Education lecturers

Our team is comprised of three passionate teachers hailing from The Netherlands and France. Our teaching staff have joined from secondary education so they are very familiar with the field you are working in.

Marleen IJzerman

Teacher Educator and Lecturer

Specialises in didactics.

Charline Rouffet

Teacher Educator and Lecturer

Specialises in 19th Century Literature, poetry and French Language Acquisition.

Frits Fischer

Teacher Educator and Lecturer

Specialises in Linguistics and 17th, 18th and 20th Century Literature.

Want to know more about this programme?

All in all you should have 30 hours available each week to study. This includes six hours of lessons on a Wednesday. For your internship you are expected to work for at least 80 hours in the higher years of secondary school or at a college/university.

At HU you don't just learn in the classroom, but also in practice, in learning teams, individually and online. We call this 'blended learning': the right mix of learning in different locations and in a variety of ways. The best thing about this for you? It will keep your education varied and your focus sharp.

As stated above, during the programme you are expected to work 80 hours in a so-called first-grade environment (the higher years of secondary education or at a college/university). Perhaps this is possible at the school you already work at, if not, please contact us as we might be able to help you find a placement.

All programmes at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht are tested and approved by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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 around € 300 annually for books, materials and excursions.

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Interested in the Master's programme Teacher Education in French?