Exchange programme | Teacher Training

Exchange programme

Location: Mechelen -Campus Kruidtuin

You love working with children – pre-school

You are fascinated by the inquisitiveness and imagination of young children. You are eager to help them develop and explore the wide world together. You enjoy singing, playing, and being creative.
As a kindergarten teacher, you supervise and stimulate the learning and development process of children aged 2.5 to 6. You guide them on a journey of discovery through the wondrous world of colours and sounds, nature and technology, numbers and letters. We are happy to help to prepare you for this unique job!

You want to inspire children – primary school

You have broad general knowledge, and you are naturally inquisitive. Your dream job is varied, diverse, and presents new challenges every day.
You would love to work with children aged 6 to 12. You can easily connect with them on their level and enter their world.
You are open to the world around you and are confident in your abilities. You have excellent social and communication skills. You enjoy talking to parents and get inspiration from working with colleagues.
Do you recognise yourself in this profile? We will help you become a modern, well-rounded teacher who can connect easily with pupils.

Your dream job is to teach - secondary school

You want to inspire and support young people. You are passionate about a specific secondary education subject (science, language, sport, art, technology, history) and want to share your knowledge with young people aged 12 to 18. Teaching teens a specific subject and helping them develop is your talent!
Teaching is a unique profession that requires a lot of independence and responsibility. You will continually challenge pupils to push past their boundaries.
Perhaps you have a special teacher in mind who left a lasting impression on you. Perhaps you want to do the same: become an enthusiastic coach whose personality and teaching method inspires and captivates young people.

 

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Annelies Moons
International Coordinator
International Coordinator Lower Secondary School
For all your questions regarding the Lower Secondary School Programme.
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Kirsten Marit
International Coordinator
International Coordinator Pre-School
For all your questions regarding the Pre-School Programme.
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An Serneels
International Coordinator
International Coordinator Primary School
For all your questions regarding the Primary School Programme.
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Fablab en I-lab

The junior fablab (fabrication laboratory) is a makerspace at Campus Kruidtuin. When you like working with the 3D-printer, lasercutter and other tools and you like creating yourself this is the place to be.
At the I-lab students have the opportunity to experiment with several VR-applications, robots and a green screen.

 

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Children's lab and ‘t Zwiebelbos

In the Children's lab, a real kindergarten on the campus, you can practice with or without children.


In 't Zwiebelbos (a spot of nature on the campus), you learn by doing what children find important when playing outside.

 

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Introduction to the professional field

Our training is not only about toddlers and pupils, we also work with them. Internship is therefore an important part of our training. For this purpose, we cooperate with various partner schools and organisations.

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • Overview

    The teacher education program combines knowledge and internship in your field of interest.

    Please read carefully the prerequisites of every course before applying. Thomas More remains the right to change the learning agreement upon arrival if the student doesn’t meet the requirements to enter the course.
    We advise students to choose courses of approx. 30 ECTS.

    The combination of courses can be restricted by planning issues and will be communicated beforehand. Courses with (*) are courses of the regular program in teacher education opened up for Erasmus students. This means that the medium of instruction is a combination of Dutch and English. More information in the course description.
    Courses can be different for Erasmus and Erabel students.
    Erabel students coming to improve their language skills in Dutch can choose several courses of the regular program.

    The academic year in a nutshell

     

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • The Erabel - Erasmus Belgica courses are taught in Dutch, French and English.
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide:
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Possible courses Erasmus
    Interdisciplinary course: Survival Dutch i 3 x
    Interdisciplinary course: Ethical Managerial Problem Solving i 4 x
    Interdisciplinary course: Intercultural Communication i 3 x
    La Folie: Language Awareness - Focus on Language and interculturalism in Education (*) i 4 x
    Interdisciplenary course: Survival Dutch i 3 x
    Interdisciplenary course: Intercultural Communication i 3 x
    Superdiversity and education: communicative skills i 3 x
    School experience project i 10 x x
    Pedagogy, Didactics & Personal Development in international contexts i 3 x x
    Culture: short stories & modern literature i 3 x
    STEM=(s)c(h)ool i 3 x
    Possible courses Erabel - Erasmus Belgica
    Interdisciplinary course: Ethical Managerial Problem Solving i 4 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Interdisciplinary course: Intercultural Communication i 3 x
    La Folie: Language Awareness - Focus on Language and interculturalism in Education (*) i 4 x
    Interdisciplinary course: Intercultural Communication i 3 x
    Culture: short stories & modern literature i 3 x
    Vakdidactiek Engels 3 i 3 x
    Vakdidactiek Frans 3 i 3 x
    Superdiversity and education: communicative skills i 3 x
    Superdiversiteit & onderwijs: communicatie vertaald naar de klas i 3 x
    Nederlandse jeugdliteratuur i 3 x
    Religie, zingeving en levensbeschouwing fase 1 i 3 x
    Erabelstage i 6 x x
    Pedagogy, Didactics & Personal Development in international contexts i 3 x x
    STEM=(s)c(h)ool i 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Possible courses Erasmus
    Interdisciplinary course: Survival Dutch i 3 x
    Interdisciplinary course: Ethical Managerial Problem Solving i 4 x
    Interdisciplinary course: Intercultural Communication i 3 x
    La Folie: Language Awareness - Focus on Language and interculturalism in Education (*) i 4 x
    Interdisciplenary course: Survival Dutch i 3 x
    Interdisciplenary course: Intercultural Communication i 3 x
    Superdiversity and education: communicative skills i 3 x
    School experience project i 10 x x
    Pedagogy, Didactics & Personal Development in international contexts i 3 x x
    Culture: short stories & modern literature i 3 x
    STEM=(s)c(h)ool i 3 x
    Possible courses Erabel - Erasmus Belgica
    Interdisciplinary course: Ethical Managerial Problem Solving i 4 x
    Interdisciplinary course: Intercultural Communication i 3 x
    La Folie: Language Awareness - Focus on Language and interculturalism in Education (*) i 4 x
    Interdisciplinary course: Intercultural Communication i 3 x
    Culture: short stories & modern literature i 3 x
    Vakdidactiek Engels 3 i 3 x
    Vakdidactiek Frans 3 i 3 x
    Superdiversity and education: communicative skills i 3 x
    Superdiversiteit & onderwijs: communicatie vertaald naar de klas i 3 x
    Nederlandse jeugdliteratuur i 3 x
    Religie, zingeving en levensbeschouwing fase 1 i 3 x
    Erabelstage i 6 x x
    Pedagogy, Didactics & Personal Development in international contexts i 3 x x
    STEM=(s)c(h)ool i 3 x
  • Conditions

    • School experience in the home country.
    • Good knowledge of the English language.
      • B1 (speaking, understanding and reading)
      • A2 (writing)

    According to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages)

     

  • Exam regulations

    • Autumn: Most of the exams will take place in January.
    • Spring: Most of the exams will take place at the end of May/June.

    Depending of the course the evaluation can be oral of written (individual and group assessments, portfolio…).

    Re-examinations can take place in August and/or early September.

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

Need to know

  • Practical Information
  • Additional Studies
  • Practical Information

    • Do you have questions regarding...
      • your courses or Learning Agreement? Contact your International Coordinator !
      • your nominations, application, visa or practical arrangements? Contact the International Office via incoming@thomasmore.be 
    • Application deadlines
      • 15 May (to start in September)
      • 31 October (to start in February)
  • Additional Studies

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