Bachelor Kindheitspädagogik (B.A.)

MAKING CHILDREN STRONG.

Be an active part in shaping the future of children with a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education. 

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STUDY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. YOUR FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE.

Is the education and support of children very close to your heart? Then actively accompany the process of education and development. With a degree in Childhood Education at the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), you will learn educational skills and also have the chance of a management position. 

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EDUCATIONALLY VALUABLE. USEFUL IN TERMS OF CAREER.

If you enjoy working with children, many opportunities of fulfilling work will be within reach after completing a degree in Childhood Education:  

Choose how you want to study Childhood Education at IU

You can complete your Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education in various forms of study. It all depends on what your individual everyday life looks like and what prerequisites you start your studies with. The table gives you a good overview of the advantages of the different forms of study and which model will best support you personally on your way.   

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From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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For maximum freedom - study 100% flexible

You study completely on your own terms – whenever, wherever and however you want! Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

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Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online – you decide. 

Study on campus during the day or in the virtual lecture hall, exchange ideas with professors and fellow students and deepen your knowledge on our digital platform. This way you will benefit from the perfect mix of classic student life and flexible online studies!

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Dual studies

Studies or work experience? Why not both?
You will study in person or virtually and learn how to put your knowledge into practice during your practical phases in a company. The perfect mix of theory and practical experience, tailored exactly to you and your needs.

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
State-recognised & award-winning*
State-recognised & award-winning*
State-recognised & award-winning*
German
German
German
Admission requirements
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
Advantages of the study format
Flexible learning on the online campus - whenever and wherever you want
Perfect mix of flexible online studies and regular courses on site or virtually
Private dual studies for 0€ – the costs are covered by the practice partner
Innovative study app IU Learn and online campus
Innovative study app IU Learn and online campus
Innovative study programmes with a future
Possibility to study alongside your job thanks to 100% online teaching
Campus life with maximum flexibility – design your studies according to your life situation!
Combination of theory and practice with our 10,000+ practice partners
Personal support from study advisors, teachers, study coaches and career coaches
Structured curriculum, best support and personal contacts
Structured curriculum, best support and personal contacts
Take your online exams 24/7 from the comfort of your own home
Classes and exams virtually or on-site in small groups
Classes and exams virtually or on-site in small groups
Campus
Virtual campus – 100 % online
Virtual campus & 15 locations
Virtual campus & 38 locations
Time model
Start your studies at any time
Start your studies up to 4x per year
Start your studies up to 4x per year
Full Time – 36 months
Full time – 36 months
Full time – 42 months
Part Time I – 48 months
Part Time II – 72 months
Study online
Study online and on-site at the campus
Study online and on-site at the campus

* Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree programme.

Why you should study Childhood Education  

During your studies in Childhood Education, you will not only learn how to accompany the educational and developmental processes of children. You will learn to develop and implement concepts based on scientific findings. This qualifies you to take on advisory and managerial functions.  

It should also be added that studying, just like working with children, can give you a lot of pleasure. Lifelong learning accompanies you like a common thread. In your professional future, many exciting further training courses await you, so that you can support children and families every day in broadening their horizons.  

 

Your IU Studies in Childhood Education 

 Your IU Studies in Childhood Education are self-determined and flexible. Numerous selection and design options make it easy for you to combine your Bachelor's degree programme with your individual everyday life. As far as the content is concerned, you will deal intensively with the areas of care, education and upbringing. The examination of socio-pedagogical, psychological and neurobiological basics that are important for early childhood development is also part of your studies. 

In addition, you will acquire methodological competences to be able to supervise inpatient as well as outpatient development programmes later on. You can deepen your knowledge in your compulsory elective area in certain subject areas such as child day care or leisure pedagogy. 

 

A look into the future: what you will do after graduation  

After completing your Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education, if you choose the dual study programme, you will automatically receive the title "State-recognised Childhood Educator". If you choose the distance learning programme, you will have to complete an internship in early Childhood Education to earn this title. After graduation, you can use your expertise to support families and educational institutions in the development and promotion of important relationship and educational skills. 

Your degree in Childhood Education, combined with the necessary professional experience, also qualifies you to take on management functions. This gives you the opportunity to design programmes according to the latest scientific findings. Following your Bachelor's degree, you can also complete a Master's degree at IU. 

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We are moving

From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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