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.

A student holding a book in the HU library

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 (in the two year programme)

  • Intro Literaturanalyse
  • Fachdidaktik 1
  • Landeskunde Deutschland
  • Linguistik 1: Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften
  • Literatur vor 1900
  • Professional Development 1
  • Educational Sciences
  • Exploring Field Research

Courses year 2 (in the two year programme)

  • Fachdidaktik 2
  • Kulturgeschichte Österreich-Schweiz
  • Zeitgenössische Literatur 1
  • Zeitgenössische Literatur 2
  • Linguistik 2: Sprachgeschichte und Sprachvariation
  • Internationalisierung
  • Master teacher German 2

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.

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?

In the two year programme, you can expect to spend around 30 hours per week on the programme, six of which you'll spend at HU. During the entire course of your 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).

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 two year programme, you are expected to work 80 hours a year 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 try to find a different school for an internship/job or 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.

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Interested in our Master's programme Teacher Education in German programme?