Becoming a Teacher 1Organization logo: Wageningen University & Research

About this course

Becoming a Teacher 1 integrates theory on teachers' professional development with practical teacher training. Students continually reflect upon their experiences and the development of their teaching competencies. They learn to formulate learning goals and plan activities with which they further develop themselves.
NB: this course is part of the Minor Education and is integrated with an internship at a school. Note that if you are interested, you can contact the coordinator Piety Runhaar ( about six months before the actual start of the minor, so that the internship can be organized

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course, students are - under supervision within the domain of teaching at mavo and havo/vwo 1+2+3 or secondary vocational education (mbo) - expected to be competent in the 'teaching competencies' as defined by law:

Within the area of Professional development and Pedagogy:

  • communicate on the level of the students (interpersonal competence);
  • create a safe learning environment (pedagogical competence);
  • communicate and cooperate with other teachers in the school (cooperation with colleagues and environment);
  • reflect on their classroom experiences and draw conclusions from these to improve their performance.

Within the area of Subject matter and didactics:

  • create a powerful learning environment (pedagogical content knowledge);
  • organize a learning environment that is well-structured, clear and task-oriented (planning);

Prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
ELS51006 Becoming a Teacher Basics

  • Code
  • Credits
    ECTS 6
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  • Start date

    4 september 2023

    • Ends
      27 oktober 2023
    • Term *
      Period 1
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    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 13 Aug 2023
    Enrolment period closed
  • Start date

    11 maart 2024

    • Ends
      3 mei 2024
    • Term *
      Period 5
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    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 11 Feb 2024
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University