Becoming a Teacher 1


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);

Teaching method and examination

Students can pass the course if they have sufficiently conducted all the assignments and participated actively in all meetings. The grade will be based on the performance during the internship (50%) and on the quality of the portfolio (50%). Each of these components needs a minimum mark of 5.5.

Required prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
ELS51006 Becoming a Teacher Basics

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  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Level
  • Contact coordinator
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  • Start date

    11 maart 2024

    • Ends
      3 mei 2024
    • Term *
      Period 5
    • Location
    • Instruction language
    Enrolment period closed
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University