2.6.1 General policy for cultural education within teacher training

Teacher training

Teachers active in pre-primary, primary or secondary education or in part-time arts education [Deeltijds kunstonderwijs] must have successfully completed a teacher training course.Integrated teacher training: training course that integrates subject content and pedagogical, didactic aspects. Integrated teacher training leads to a Bachelor degree for pre-primary, primary or secondary education. It consists of three components: theory, practice and personality development.  Integrated teacher training is only offered by colleges for higher education. General teacher training can be complemented by a specialisation course as a postgraduate degree, for instance in one of the art disciplines.Specific teacher training: training course after or as part of a foundation course in certain subject content (artistic training in higher art education, for example). Specific teacher training is also offered to professionals in the arts (e.g. artists, musicians and actors) as a complement to professional experience. This specific teacher training focuses exclusively on pedagogical competencies. The areas related to arts and cultural education are audiovisual art, visual art, music and drama. Specific teacher training is offered by:

  • § colleges for higher education (for graduated Bachelors);
  • § universities (for graduated Masters);
  • § adult education centres (for graduated Bachelors and Masters).

There is no specific training for lecturers in higher art education.