Bachelor in International Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (ITESS)

General

Program Description

Do you have what it takes to teach the future bright minds of our world? Teaching at international secondary schools may just be the right choice for you. Prepare for a truly meaningful job in this programme aimed fully at international education in the age group between 11 and 16.

Over the course of four years, you become a qualified and world-wise teacher who can teach at a wide range of international secondary schools. Job prospects are great, as this field is still rapidly growing. And you will have plenty of experience before that, as you practice teaching during your studies at international schools in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond.

Currently, you can choose any of these main subjects: Mathematics, Social studies: History, German, or English.

Once you have completed the course, you are a confident teacher to all kinds of learners at international and bilingual schools. In practice, this means that you become part of an international and intercultural environment. Together with colleagues, you help your pupils develop into eager, social, and balanced individuals.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • High School diploma from an accredited institution
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, bachelor's or master's degree

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes may demand additional entry requirements.

21+

If you are aged 21 or older and would like to enrol at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, but do not currently meet the admission requirements, you are invited to register for the entrance examination.

Language Requirements

All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts four kinds of official language tests:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

Please note: If you do not have the appropriate level, it is possible to enrol in our English Preparatory Language Course.

Start date: September

Duration: 4 years, full-time

Tuition fee (annual):

September start: EU students = €2,143
Non-EU students = €8,350

Application deadlines:

September start:
EU applicants: 15 August
Non-EU applicants: 31 May

Last updated October 2019

About the School

NHL Stenden is an international multi-campus university of applied sciences. Its Dutch campuses can be found in Leeuwarden, Emmen, and Meppel. International campuses are located in Bali, Qatar, South ... Read More

NHL Stenden is an international multi-campus university of applied sciences. Its Dutch campuses can be found in Leeuwarden, Emmen, and Meppel. International campuses are located in Bali, Qatar, South Africa, Thailand. Students from over 80 different countries study at NHL Stenden in the Netherlands, which has a total of around 25,000 students. Read less
Leeuwarden , Groningen , Emmen , Meppel , Assen + 4 More Less