International Teacher Education Lower Secondary

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New bachelor programme

NHL Stenden Hogeschool is developing a new bachelor programme: International Teacher Education Lower Secondary (age group 11 - 16). ITELS is designed to attract students from many countries. In this special setting, students are trained to become successful teachers at international secondary schools.

During the four-year programme, students will spend six months at a partner university in another country. Students will practice their teaching skills at international or bilingual schools in the Netherlands or abroad.


All new higher education programmes in the Netherlands are assessed by NVAO before they can start. ITELS will be assessed in the autumn of 2017. If accredited, ITELS will be registered as a new programme and become accessible for student enrolment. The ITELS programme is planned to start at the NHL Stenden Groningen location in September 2018.

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