The short course programme consists of online lectures, group assignments, individual assignments, reading literature, completing a final assignment and participation in the campus seminar. You should expect 420 hours of study for the short course, spread over the full duration of this course. That means that, beside the campus seminar, you will need to spend around 19 hours a week on individual study or online group assignments. The campus seminar is held half way through the course, has a fulltime programme and participation is compulsory. During the campus seminar you will have the opportunity to visit schools and gain teaching practice in schools in the Netherlands.
Course dates (Semester 1)
- Course dates (Gouda): 20 September till 1 October 2021 (provisional planning).
- Online lectures: 30 Augustus – 17 September 2021 and 4 October 2021 till 28 January 2022
The campus seminar will be held from 20 September - 1 October 2021. We expect you to be present at 9 AM on Monday. The campus seminar will be held at Driestar Christian University, which is located in Gouda (a town between Rotterdam and Utrecht). During your stay in the Netherlands you have the option of being provided with accommodation and food.
Accommodation is available from Friday 17 September till Friday 1 October. Information on the cost can be found on the accommodation tab. Making use of this accommodation is optional.
The course will be taught by Prof. Bram de Muynck (the Netherlands), Prof. Trevor Cooling (United Kingdom), Dr. Jan Veldman (the Netherlands), Drs. Willemieke de Jong (the Netherlands) and Drs. Ellen Aanen (the Netherlands).
The course is offered to experienced teachers, principals, school leaders and people who work in educational aid organisations. More detailed information about application can be found on the Application tab.
Tuition fee: € 1.997,-
Funding your study
At some point, most students in the Netherlands encounter the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs, commonly known as DUO. This organisation is mostly known for providing students with student finance and the student travel product. Depending on residency status, course registration and age, international students can also get funding from DUO. You can find all information about the requirements and the amounts on DUO’s website for international students
We offer you credits for the course according to the Bologna system (the European Credits Transfer System, ECTS). After completing the short course you will receive a Driestar Christian University Certificate, indicating that you completed the 15 ECTS credit course.