Music Teacher Training (NL)

The Bachelor part of Teacher Training Program in the Netherlands lasts 4 years and gives a permission to teach music in all kinds of schools (Primary and Secondary Schools, but also at Pedagogy Academies and Schools for professional skills). The content of this Bachelor program is captured in a set of competences and a body of knowledge that is obligatory for all the national conservatories; this set was renewed in 2013. The following master for this bachelor program is a Master of Art Education which is an interdisciplinary program for bachelor students of Fine Arts, Theater, Dance and Music. This master does not give a concrete extend of teaching permissions, but aims at an enlargement of art education in and outside of schools.  

In the country there is a wide tradition of collaboration between various spectres of teaching institutes. The collaboration between all the School Music Departments in the country have led to a system of peer review that should guaranty the quality of the set of competences and the body of knowledge. The competences that are defined include the learning outcomes as they are formulated by the EAS.