Honours track: U-TEAch

U-TEAch (Utrecht Teacher Education Academy) is a selective honours track which provides extra enrichment to the regular Teacher Education possible at Utrecht University.

We offer U-TEAch in partnership with various international and bilingual schools (tto) in the Netherlands and abroad, creating a perfect combination of theory and practice. You will be taught and coached by a team of experienced teachers at our partner schools and teacher educators. This combination of work and study means that you have the opportunity to immediately practice what you learn in class in a classroom environment.

Study programme

Science Education and Communication (Teacher Degree) students follow subject-specific mandatory courses and electives during their first year and do U-TEAch in their second year. This means your study timeline will be different from the regular programme.

In addition to the required modules of the teacher training programme, U-TEAch offers you three integrated courses: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), International and Cross Cultural Education (ICE) and Internationalise Your Classroom (IYC).

Overview of all courses of the U-TEAch programme (pdf)


As a pre-service student you will be placed at a (partner)school by our Internship Office. More information on the different internships (PiP1 and PiP2) can be found below. Besides you can find more information on registering and financing your internship abroad. Please note that arranging your own internship is not allowed.

Do you have any questions? Please contact the Internship Office at stagebureau.gst@uu.nl.

In-service students

Students who are already teaching can choose to do the in-service variant. This means that instead of doing an internship provided to you by the Internship Office, you continue to work at your own school while doing U-TEAch.

As an in-service student, the internship abroad is not mandatory. However, you do have the possibility to go abroad for a short period of time if your job allows it.

Career opportunities

The course leads to a Dutch first-degree teaching certificate which fully qualifies you to teach at Dutch schools in your school subject. In addition to the first-degree teaching certificate, you will receive a U-TEAch honours certificate to provide evidence that you have specialized in international and bilingual teaching.

More information

For questions about U-TEAch, enrolment, admission et cetera, please check our FAQ (pdf) or contact our student advisor via studieadviseur.gst@uu.nl.

Matt Decovsky (m.i.decovsky@uu.nl) is the coordinator of the U-TEAch track and may also be contacted in case of any questions regarding U-TEAch. Both Matt Decovsky and Peter Mesker (p.mesker@uu.nl) are tutors within the U-TEAch programme.