Bachelor of Arts Childhood Education

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Program Description

Kindheitspädagogik

The bachelor's degree course alt = "Childhood education conveys knowledge in the early childhood education sector. Education and upbringing in childhood describe central tasks of our society. Based on the knowledge that the first years of life are crucial for human development and the requirements in the field of early childhood education have increased , the course contributes through its graduates to achieving quality increases in the early childhood education landscape.

The course was successfully accredited by the accreditation agency AHPGS in 2016.

alt = "Studying childhood education alongside work

The course is offered as a distance learning course with face-to-face events on approx. 12 Saturdays per semester at the nationwide study centers of DIPLOMA and can therefore be combined very well with a job and / or family commitments.

The study form is designed as "blended learning" and thus forms a coordinated combination of the study elements "Editing the study books", "interactively studying in a real or virtual lecture hall" and the passing of examinations in study centers close to the home.

Goals and contents in the bachelor degree alt = "childhood education

The focus of the degree program is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills required to carry out tasks in core areas such as day care centers, all-day schools, family centers, but also for other areas such as training, further and advanced training, advice and management enable.

The course alt = "Childhood pedagogy includes the basics and the analysis of development and educational processes of children from 0 to 10 years. In particular in the areas of language, mathematical / natural science education, health and environmental education, the students should be qualified to, among other things, the further - To promote and further education of educational staff. In addition, they acquire the ability to work scientifically and to research in the field of childhood education.

Major fields of study and modules

The course includes a total of 15 modules including a bachelor thesis. It imparts knowledge and core professional skills in the following areas, among others:

  • Developmental psychological, sociological, legal and childhood pedagogical foundations of education, care and upbringing in childhood
  • Monitoring, documentation and funding
  • Education: language
  • Education: math, nature and environment
  • Professionalization: educational partnership, personal development, personnel and quality management
  • Inclusion, gender & diversity
  • Nativity scene education
  • Communication, teamwork, conflict management
  • practice

Career prospects for childhood educators

After successfully completing the bachelor's degree in distance learning alt = "Childhood education and the additional qualification as a state-recognized childhood educator, there are different professional perspectives for the graduates. Childhood educators work primarily in crèches, day care centers, after-school centers, schools or family centers, but also in counseling or early intervention centers, in the continuing education and training sector, in inclusive and intercultural education, as specialist advisors or at universities and research institutes.

The wide range of possible uses and the forecast need for qualified specialists, as well as the continuing shortage of skilled workers, offer graduates very good professional opportunities.

After earning your first academic degree, you have various options: you can either start your career, start a master's degree immediately afterwards, or take a master's degree (e.g. MBA) while you are working.

Normal period

Distance learning: 8 semesters (180 ECTS)

The actual study period can be extended free of charge for up to 4 semesters over the standard period of study.

baseline

With sufficient number of participants in the winter semester (October) and summer semester (April)

accreditation

Accreditation of the degree program by the accreditation agency AHPGS.

tuition fee

Distance learning: € 207 / month (total € 10,711 plus one-time examination fee of € 775 - includes the issuance of the certificate for state recognition as a childhood educator (early and old = "childhood education").

study form

Distance learning with real or online face-to-face events. Distance learning takes place alternating between self-study with study books and all-day Saturday seminars (approx. 12 Saturdays per semester) at one of our numerous nationwide study centers or online in the "virtual lecture hall" of the DIPLOMA online campus.

In the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semester, a 100-day practical phase is planned for "State recognition as a childhood educator"; a credit for a professional activity parallel to studying in the field of early and old = "childhood education is possible.

admission requirements

The course of study alt = "Childhood Pedagogy (BA) is admitted if you have one of the following prerequisites: general higher education entrance qualification, advanced technical college entrance qualification, passed master's examination, completion of professional advancement training of at least 400 hours, a technical school or a vocational or administrative academy , final examination in a state Recognized apprenticeship with subsequent employment for at least 2 years and passing a separate university entrance examination (* in accordance with the ordinance on the access of professionally qualified people to universities in the state of Hesse) We will be happy to provide further information on special qualifications on request. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements can initially take part in the course as a guest student.

For foreign degrees, equivalence for admission must be demonstrated.

degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) and state recognition as a childhood educator In addition to the bachelor's degree and state recognition, the graduate also receives a so-called "Diploma Supplement" in English and a "Transcript of Records" (grade overview) who identify him / her internationally as an academic with a bachelor's degree.

Course contents

The course includes a total of 15 modules including a bachelor thesis. It imparts knowledge and core professional skills in the following areas, among others:

  • Developmental psychological, sociological, legal and childhood pedagogical foundations of education, care and upbringing in childhood
  • Monitoring, documentation and funding
  • Education: language
  • Education: math, nature and environment
  • Professionalization: educational partnership, personal development, personnel and quality management
  • Inclusion, gender & diversity
  • Nativity scene education
  • Communication, teamwork, conflict management

applications

With the bachelor's degree and the professional certificate "State-recognized Childhood Pedagogue", you as a specialist in childhood pedagogy have a wide range of career options.

The successfully completed bachelor's degree alt = "Childhood pedagogy is also the basis for a master's program, which in turn can lead to a doctorate.

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