Hogeschool SPO in Groningen offers professional programs in Education and Pedagogical Sciences. Hogeschool SPO mainly has adults for students who aspire to becoming professional teachers at secondary school level. Hogeschool SPO programs have been among the best scoring study programs in the Keuzegids (consumer survey) charts for a number of years in a row.
Hogeschool SPO is a non-profit organization that provides second-chance education to adults who want to study at an educational (post) HBO level or want to pursue a master in educational sciences or pedagogy at the University of Groningen.
Hogeschool SPO does not receive any funding from the Dutch Government. Government measures with regards to maximum study periods (“langstudeer-regelingen”) do therefore NOT apply to any of the SPO programs.
Educational and pedagogical study programs have a strong theoretical orientation. The program set up allows for students to do an academic variant directed towards “Guidance Training and Didactic Development”.