Honours track: U-TEAch

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

U-TEAch is a full time one-year track that starts each fall semester. However, a part time two-year programme might also be possible for students who hold a job at a bilingual or international school.

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). See below for a complete overview of all courses that are part of the U-TEAch programme.

Students of the educational Master’s programme 'Educatie & Communicatie', which also includes the track Teacher Degree of the Master’s programme Science Education and Communication, do U-TEAch in their second year.

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.