STUDY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. YOUR FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE.
Are you passionate about education and supporting children? If this is the case, you should take on an active part in their educational and developmental process. With a degree in Childhood Education Studies, you can work closely with educators and have the chance to reach senior positions as well. Additionally, you’ll be creating innovative ways of supporting children. Thanks to your knowledge, you can accompany children throughout their education and development, as well as offer equal opportunities as well as protection from violence and marginalisation for both families and children.
The Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education at IUBH gives you the fundamental knowledge in fields like childcare, education, and upbringing. You will deal intensively with socio-pedagogical topics but also dive deep into the foundations of psychology and neurobiology, which are important for understanding early childhood development. After finishing your studies within childhood education, you receive the title of “publicly recognised childhood pedagogue”. Then you’re able to support families as well as educational institutions within development and promotion of important competences on in the areas of relationships and upbringing.
Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree program.
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As a childhood educator, you are an expert in the development, upbringing, and education of children. You develop concepts to support children, advise parents on educational issues, or take on leadership roles in educational institutions. Childhood educators work primarily in social institutions such as kindergartens, daycare centres, preschools or after-school care. You also have the opportunity to work in various counselling centres, for example, for child and family development.
In a management role in a daycare centre, you are a key contact point and provide trust to children and their parents. The job focuses on the loving and caring interaction with children as well as promoting their intellectual and social skills. You make a major contribution to integration and identify or resolve behaviour-related issues cooperatively with parents, siblings, and therapists. As a manager, you also take on important administrative tasks, manage staff, and develop activities and individual programmes at the daycare centre.
More and more educational counselling centres have specialised in developing new concepts for working with parents and are increasingly supporting families with babies and young children. As an educational counsellor, you make use of your knowledge in development and psychology and support the creation of programmes and preventive measures. You can also work as a counsellor in the field of youth welfare and family courts and support family court proceedings with your specialised expertise.
- Early Childhood Development
- Basics in Psychology and Neurobiology
- Didactics of Childhood Education
- Intergration and Migration
- Quality Management in social work
- Child Protection
Our bachelor's degree programs are generally free admission programs. Precondition, in any case, is at least a university entrance qualification in the form of:
- A General qualification diploma or vocational technical diploma
- An entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences
- A master craftsman's diploma
- Or advanced further training
- Or at least two years of vocational training plus at least three years of professional experience.
For detailed information and advice about possible exceptions, please refer to the corresponding subpage of the respective bachelor's degree program.
Have you already completed a vocational training, have you been working professionally for several years or have you been able to successfully complete your studies? Perfect! This is because you can then have certain prior credits and academic achievements specifically recognized to shorten your study time and reduce your tuition fees.
You can find out which of your previous degrees, certificates or professional experience and skills can be credited to you on the websites of the individual course of study or directly from the student advisor for the location you are interested in.
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