Teachers active in pre-primary, primary or secondary education or in part-time arts education must have successfully completed a teacher training course.
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 (masters at school of arts or arts sciences at university, 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.
Teacher training is offered by:
- University colleges for higher education (Bachelors);
- Universities and School of arts (Masters); and
- adult education centres (teachers training for practitioners with a minimum of a secondary education degree).
There is no specific training for lecturers in higher art education, but most job offers by schools of the arts request a masters degree and a teacher training qualification.