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The electives

Electives MPL/DRM

Inclusive Education is a well rounded Elective giving you the essential knowledge to have a fully inclusive classroom catering to all the different types of learners. During the course you will get an inside look into the main learning difficulties and possible differences in your classroom. You will get an insight into strategies and techniques and have several expert guest lecturers bring insight into the elective. 

This elective is given in: Meppel (NL).

Students, ITEPS, Teacher, Special Needs, Inclusive Education
Students, ITEPS, Teacher,  Intercultural, Religious Education

Religion and culture will be a day-to-day occurrence in your future classroom. Discovering your own identity more, and exploring other, new perspectives on life can only be beneficial. For yourself and your students.


The Elective is split in 3 parts (each 6 weeks):

  • Module 1 Philosophical Dialogue

  • Module 2 Culture, Religion and Society

  • Module 3 Major World Religions

The minor has a lot of input (without teaching practice) and valuable literature. There is a lot of reading and self-studying involved, but with the splitting of the semester, you can expect the teacher to be in his/her expertise and therefore motivated and excited themselves.

This elective is given in: Meppel (NL)


Science is a fundamental part of education and this electives gives you the tools necessary to teach science in a fun engaging way to children. Filled with theory and practical experiments. This elective is divided into the 3 main branches of science: Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The course plan includes learning outcomes related to theoretical and didactical knowledge. The elective is filled with hands on experiments, fun activities and outdoor excursions. You will be given the opportunity to apply your new scientific in different ways, and will receive a full comprehensive knowledge and base of science beyond what is necessary for elementary education. You will be able to take your knowledge directly into your future classroom. 

This elective is given in: Meppel (NL)

Students, ITEPS, Teacher, Art, Culture

In the Arts and Culture elective, the focus is put on art subjects (visual arts, drama, music and dance). Students are introduced to themes like the place of arts in general education, the specific contribution of arts subjects, arts in conjunctions with other subjects and the development of children and how art subjects can contribute to good education.

In this elective, balance is pursued between broad and in depth learning, practical and theoretical elements and own artistic development and not to forget the teaching skills. There are tutorials, projects, internships and workshops to support the students’ learning. Next to that, the assignments allow students also to make their own choices and to use them in such a way that these contribute to the development of their A&C competencies to a maximum degree.

This elective is given in: Meppel (NL).


The elective Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a specialisation for ITEps students who wish to prepare themselves for working with children between the ages of 3-7 in (international) primary or pre-school education. This elective seeks to support students in evaluating, reflecting upon, and expanding their views about who young children are and their potential. The elective provides students with the opportunity to explore different experiences of childhood, as well as explore the concept of play from multiple perspectives.  Students will learn about young children as learners and how to document and celebrate their learning, and how this learning can be supported by the collaboration between ECE professionals, caregivers and guardians, and the children themselves.  


The elective includes a magical, weekly atelier where students are encouraged to connect theory, practice and creativity in an early childhood context that always leads to tremendous fun.  

This elective is given in: Meppel (NL). 

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Teaching and Learning in Upper Primary gives you the chance to explore content the way an upper primary student would and then refine your skills in creating a concept-driven, project-oriented learning environment for all learners.

Topics addressed in the course include:

  • Important elements of upper primary content

  • Literacy teaching (book clubs, creative writing, blogging, etc.)

  • Sex and relationship education

  • Effective use of educational technology

  • Effective methods for teaching math (don't worry, you're not tested on your math skills)

  • Play and the arts in upper primary

  • Controversial issues

  • Inclusion and student support

You'll spend some time being a kid again, but you'll also take big steps towards being the upper primary teacher you wish you had back in the day.

This elective is given in: Meppel (NL).


History and Social Geography is an interdisciplinary subject that offers an introduction to major themes and key methodological concepts within these two academic fields and across the divide between them. Students will develop a fundamental understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live from the interplay between societies and their surroundings in different historical and geographical circumstances. Acquiring subject-specific knowledge, skills and methods in combination with didactical perspectives, students develop skills necessary to create a purposeful, enquiry-based and co-operative learning environment. This involves active engagement with historical and geographical sources, and an applied focus on relevant teaching methods and strategies.

This elective is given in: Meppel (NL).

Students, ITEPS, Teacher, Special Needs, Inclusive Education
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