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Course module: GSTUTPIP1A
Teaching practice 1a
Course infoSchedule
Course codeGSTUTPIP1A
ECTS Credits10
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byGraduate School of Teaching; Graduate School of Teaching;
Contact personM.I. Decovsky
Contactperson for the course
M.I. Decovsky
Other courses by this lecturer
P. Mesker
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
1-2  (30/08/2021 to 28/01/2022)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotA: A (MON-morning, TUE-afternoon, WED-morn)
Study mode
RemarkDeze cursus is alleen voor U-TEAchstudenten
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Course goals
The student:
  • integrates various types of knowledge and begins to develop their own personal practical theory;
  • exchanges experiences and purposefully processes feedback;
  • specifies their own competencies and skills related to being a teacher in training and connects these to the theory;
  • defines learning objectives;
  • analyzes their own professional development and documents their progress and competencies in a portfolio;
  • integrates knowledge and skills related to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), International Cross-cultural Education (ICE)and Internationalize your classroom (IYC) into their lessons.
The practical courses PiP1a, PiP1b and PiP2 are aimed at gaining the necessary teaching experience and teaching competences in practice.

During PiP1a an initial orientation on the profession will take place. The student (after this: teacher in training (lio)) learns practical professional skills and gives a number of lessons under supervision of an internship supervisor (sb) at school. The purpose of the internship is to learn the basic competences of a teacher: providing lessons using different (activating) forms of instruction (such as teacher explanation, direct instruction, dialogue based teaching, individual instruction, experts), interaction with pupils, key pedagogical skills and classroom management.

The largest part of the course takes place at the internship school. U-TEAch students do their internship at a TTO (bilingual) school or an international school. The U-TEAch coordinator selects the placement school for each student. It is not allowed to arrange your own internship.
The full-time lio is available for the internship for eight half-days and is present at school for at least six half-days, spread over four days. On a part-time basis the lio is present at school for about three half-days spread over two/three days. The lio observes a total of 25 lessons and gives 25 lessons (or partial lessons) independently (a lesson being 50 minutes), in the lower grades.

At school, the student is supervised by an internship supervisor who teaches the same school subject. In addition the lio receives a lesson visit by the teacher of the Professional in Practice course at least once. On Mondays, PiP1-ers follow education at the university, in a permanent working group, in which they work on their own professional development. In these seminars practical experiences are discussed through peer review.

The courses PiP1a and PiP1b and the courses Teaching methodology 1 (PED1) and Subject teaching methodology 1 (VAKD1) are closely related. It is therefore mandatory to take PiP1b, PED1 and VAKD1 alongside each other. In addition, U-TEAch students also take Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) alongside PiP1.

The course PiP1 can also be followed in the job variant. The job has to meet the following requirements:
  • You are working in secondary education at a regular (international/bilingual) school in the Netherlands (i.e. NOT special education, secondary vocational education, a university of applied sciences (hbo) or a private school), with a minimum group size of 20 pupils, as a teacher in the school subject in which you want to obtain a qualification;
  • you have a colleague as supervisor and assessor, who makes time for this and has affinity with coaching;
  • you are available on Mondays to attend classes at Utrecht University;
  • you teach at least six hours (of 50 minutes) per week and you have a maximum appointment of 0.5 FTE for the fulltime programme and 0.8 FTE for the parttime programme.

Please note:
  • If you start this course in period 1 (September), the programme will start with a mandatory fulltime start-week (Monday to Thursday) during the last week of the summer holidays (region "midden"), i.e. before the official start of the academic year. For the exact dates check
  • If you start this course in period 3 (February), the programme starts with a mandatory full-time start-week (Monday to Thursday) in February. For the exact dates check

You can find detailed information about the internships in the internship brochure, which can be requested via
Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Graduate School of Teaching
Required materials
Title:Handboek voor leraren
Author:Walter Geerts, René van Kralingen
Instructional formats
Small-group session

Test weight100
Minimum grade-

Kies de Nederlandse taal