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Curriculum

The WTP adds a number of extra elements to the Education Master. Students can expect to invest approximately 100 extra hours of study in the programme.

Type of programme: Full-time

Duration: 1 year (60 EC)

Start date: August

Degree: 'Eerstegraads’ teaching qualification (Master degree) and World Teachers Programme certificate

Modules

Learning & Instruction*

In this module, you will learn about general educational theory and relate it to your practice.

Adolescent Psychology*

Here, you will learn about adolescents’ social, cognitive and psychological development, and consider how this influences the role of the teacher.

Subject Methodology

In your specific Subject Methodology group, you will look at ways of tackling content and skills specific to your subject or discipline. Again, the link between theory and practice is key. For most subjects, this module will be taught and assessed in Dutch. For the subject English, it will be taught and assessed in English.

WTP Research Project*

All Education Master students complete an educational research project. In the WTP, this project takes the form of Participatory Action Research (PAR), where learners are actively involved in helping teachers to investigate and improve a specific area of practice.

WTP Seminars

In these specialised seminars, we will explore issues related to the unique experience of teaching and learning in international or bilingual settings. In particular, we will focus on Content and Integrated Learning (CLIL), where content, communication, cognition and culture (the so-called 4Cs) work together to produce a rich and exciting learning environment.

Other seminars in this series will focus on the learning environment, including visits to some of our local partner schools and coverage of bilingual and international programmes of study, such as the International Baccalaureate.

*For WTP students, this module will be taught and assessed in English.

Practical Experience

School Practice

During the programme, you will spend between 2 and 4 days per week at a bilingual or international school in the Netherlands. For most WTP students, this will be one of our established WTP partner schools. You will be expected to teach to a range of classes and for at least 50% of the time in English.

Are you already teaching at a bilingual or international school? It may be possible for you to carry out your teaching practice there. Please contact the admissions team to discuss the possibilities further.

International Internship

In the second semester, you will spend 3-4 weeks at a school in another country. Some students travel as far as China or Australia, but some stay as close to home as Germany, Luxembourg or the UK.