ITESS (International Teacher Education for Secondary Schools)

Your future after completing the bachelor ITESS programme

On completion of this programme, you will be ready to teach at international and bilingual secondary schools with learners in the age group between 11 and 16. You are a knowledgeable, adaptive, creative and skillful teacher.


You join up with colleagues in an international and intercultural environment. Many of your learners have parents who work in a country for some years, and then move on. Your classes often include a diversity of learners with different backgrounds and language levels.

With your newfound professional skills, you will be a confident teacher to all kinds of learners. With your help, they will acquire the necessary subject knowledge and develop into eager, social, and balanced individuals.

Jobs open to you after graduation (and further specialisation):

  • Teacher at an international secondary school.
  • Teacher in bilingual education.
  • Coordinator of school programmes or projects.
  • (Careers) counsellor.
  • Special educational needs teacher.

The ITESS diploma does not include a Dutch teaching licence. To obtain a teaching licence for the Netherlands, you need to complete an additional programme, duration depending on situation and specialisation.