International Bachelor of Education for primary schools

+ „Erzieher/Erzieherin“ vocational training qualification

One course of study – two qualifications

Would you like to earn a degree and at the same time gain a vocational training qualification? Do you love languages, foreign cultures and enjoy working with children? Then the International Bachelor of Education coupled with a „Erzieher / Erzieherin“ vocational training qualification is perfect for you!

You will receive intensive training in both areas with a good mix of theory and practice. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Education, allowing you to teach at many international schools (years 1 – 4). P.S. Admission is not restricted by Numerus Clausus (NC).

Two countries – one language

Our partner university in Meppel (Netherlands), NHL-Stenden University, enables us to offer this exceptional course of studies in Germany as well. You will be taught in English and you will spend two years studying at the NHL-Stenden University in Meppel. In addition, you will complete a nine to ten week teaching placement each year, directly linking theory and practice.

The standard period of study is eight semesters, i.e. four years. The first two years will be spent at our vocational college in Germany, the third and fourth years at the NHL-Stenden University in Meppel in the Netherlands.

Year 1

  • Semesters 1 and 2
  • Study in Germany
  • Taught in English
  • 10-week teaching placement

Year 2

  • Semesters 3 and 4
  • Study in Germany
  • Taught in English
  • 10-week teaching placement

Year 3

  • Semesters 5 and 6
  • Study in the Netherlands at NHL-Stenden
  • University in Meppel
  • Taught in English
  • 9-week teaching placement

Year 4

  • Semesters 7 and 8
  • Study in the Netherlands at Stenden
  • University in Meppel
  • Taught in English
  • 9-week teaching placement and
  • Bachelor thesis

Admission requirements

You have a university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent) and experience in the field of education (according to the standards of the „Erzieher/Innenausbildung“). Your English is at B2 level.



8 good reasons to get started!

  1. Good study environment

Our course and the teaching are about people, not just about the subject or topic. Good interpersonal relationships are very important to us!

  1. International course of studies

You will meet people from different countries and continents. You will study in Germany and in the Netherlands.

  1. English as the teaching language

The entire course of studies will be taught in English so that you can work and teach in an international environment yourself later.

  1. Practice-oriented course

Various teaching practice placements give you the opportunity to try out different fields of work.

  1. Educational focus

The focus is on educational theory rather than the school subjects taught, i.e. educational studies, didactics and social pedagogy. This distinguishes the course from conventional teacher training in Germany.

  1. Admission is not restricted by Numerus Clausus (NC)

Grades do not say everything about a person and certainly not about their suitability to work with children or teach them. In a personal interview we will find out whether the dual qualification is right for you.

  1. Internationally recognised academic degree

The academic degree is internationally recognised, enabling you to work and teach internationally. Permission to teach at a state primary school in Germany is regulated by the individual federal states.

  1. Dual qualification

After completing the combined course of studies, you can not only teach at international schools; the officially recognised vocational training as a „Erzieher / Erzieherin“ opens up further fields of work for you such as head of a day care centre, a child and youth welfare institution, an open all-day school and many more.

1 – 2 – 3 – Let‘s go!

Your future vocational college is located in Velbert, between the cities of Düsseldorf, Essen and Wuppertal. You don‘t come from our region? No problem. Our cooperation with the town of Velbert enables us to support you in finding accommodation. In addition, inexpensive student accommodation is available on campus.

Do you have any further questions or would you like to get to know us? Then pay us a visit!

We look forward to talking to you.

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