Netherlands (Holland)/teaching English in NL - teacher's levels
Can you explain me what is the difference between 1e graad and 2e graad engels docent in NL? I asked some Dutch people but they didn't know ;(
I am an English teacher with university degree. In my country I can teach it with it where I want with it - kindergarten, primary school, comprehensive, school, high school or university.
thank you for your help.
I'm not sure if you're aware of the schoolsystem in the Netherlands?
If not, this link provides a lot of explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_the_Netherlands
The picture at the top explains it all really.
The policy is that teachers have had a higher education than their students (will get).
The difference between the 1st and 2nd degree teachers is that 1st degree teachers have finished a university and an additional year of teacher training and can teach in the final years of HAVO and VWO, and HBO. A 2nd degree teacher can teach at VMBO, the first three years of HAVO and VWO, and MBO. To teach at university you need to have a doctorate.
So with your education you could teach HAVO, VWO and HBO but not university. To be allowed to teach in the Netherlands you may have to get a year of teacher training.
I hope this answers your question, if you would like additional information please do not hesitate to ask me.