During the programme

During your time in HU's Teacher Education in German Master programme, you grow as both an educator and a German language specialist. Not only will you master German at a very high level, you are also taught a critical approach to education quality and innovation.

Master Teacher Education in German: students discussing the material

The programme is both practical and meant to strengthen your teaching know-how. You are able to adapt the programme to your situation and determine your own pace. You will be teaching from day one, preferably in the higher classes of the school you already teach at.

Content of the Master Teacher Education in German programme

Courses year 1

  • Landeskunde Deutschland (German Geography)
  • TV: Fertigkeiten C2 (TV: Language Skills C2)
  • VD1: Fachdidaktik 1 (VD1: Didactics 1)
  • LC1: Intro Literaturanalyse/Gattungen (LC1: Intro Literature Analysis/Genres)
  • LC3: Literatur vor 1900 (LC3: Literature before 1900)
  • TK1: Linguistik 1 – Angewandte (TK1: Applied Linguistics 1)
  • Sprachwissenschaften (Linguistics)
  • Educational Sciences
  • Exploring Field Research
  • Professional Development 1

Courses year 2

  • VD1: Fachdidaktik 2 (VD1: Didactics 2)
  • Kulturgeschichte A – CH (Cultural History Austria – Switzerland)
  • Cultural and Artistic Education (CKV) and Cultural Backgrounds
  • LC5: Zeitgenössische Literatur 2 (Contemporary Literature 2)
  • LC4: Zeitgenössische Literatur 1 (Contemporary Literature 1)
  • TK2: Linguistik 2 – Sprachgeschichte und Sprachvariation (TK2: Linguistics – Language History and Language Variation)
  • Professional Development 2
  • Research Plan Practical Research
  • Professional Master

After completion of this programme, you'll have mastered the German language in a way many native speakers haven’t, as there is a lot of focus on your language skills. We do this following a special programme, through which you receive your CEFR level C2 certificate from the Goethe Institut. Additionally, all classes on German language, linguistics, literature, history and culture are taught in German.

Cultural and Artistic Education course

There is a lot of focus on culture in this master programme. If you are particularly interested in this part of the curriculum, you can take the interdisciplinary Cultural and Artistic Education course to become a qualified CKV teacher.

Internationalisierung (Internationalisation)

Another option is the module Internationalisierung (Internationalisation). This module allows you to help your school advance its international curriculum, geared towards the German-speaking world.

Throughout the Teacher Education in German 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.

Meet the Teacher Education lecturers

Our team is comprised of passionate teachers with ample international experience and a passion for German language and culture.

Oliver Greiner MA

University lecturer, researcher

Esther Hokken MA, MEd

University lecturer

Merel Rombout, MEd

University lecturer

Want to know more about this programme?

You can expect to spend around 30 hours per week on the programme, six of which you'll spend at HU. During the programme you are expected to work 160 hours in a so-called first-level environment (the higher years of secondary education 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 160 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 between € 350 and € 380 per year for books, materials and excursions.