Senior Teaching Qualification

Contact and information

Duration of programme

The programme includes an individual intake interview, 6 training sessions of one day and 3 individual coaching sessions of 1 hour each with the trainer and an assessment interview. Between each plenary session candidates get together with a peer group (a subgroup consisting of 3 to 4 participants) to work on assignments. There will be four peer group sessions of 2 to 2.5 hours each. Candidates jointly determine the dates for these peer group meetings.
The STQ track covers a period of 12 months.

Dates and time of meetings

You can download the timetable for the 2017 Spring track here .
You can download the timetable for the 2017 Fall track here.

Study load

Approximately 160 hours, including contact time


Karen van Oyen
Anneke Smorenburg
Hester Glasbeek
Allard Gerritsen
Rachna in ’t Veld
Christianne Vink
Mariska Knol
In addition, guest speakers specialized in a particular area will be invited.


VU University Centre for Behaviour and Movement
Metropolitan Building (ground floor)
Buitenveldertselaan 3, 1082 VA Amsterdam


VU Amsterdam employees: €75 (administration fee)
External participants: €7,850


The application of candidates for the VU Amsterdam STQ track takes place on the recommendation of the portfolio holder for teaching or the director of education of the relevant faculty. The approval of this portfolio holder or director is a prerequisite for participation in the STQ track. You can apply using theSTQ application formand you will receive a confirmation email. Selection is partly based on the information provided in the application form. If there are more applications than available places, a limited enrolment lottery is held by faculty size. Following a positive decision by the STQ admissions committee, the candidate’s admission to the STQ track is finalized, provided that there are sufficient places.