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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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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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!
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.
* 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.
The most important questions about studying Childhood Education
Don't waste any thought on the numerus clausus (NC), it is not important at IU. We deliberately do without it for most courses of study because we want to put your talents and strengths in the foreground. This also means that you don't have to take into account the waiting semesters. There is also no nerve-racking selection process. Instead, we would like to talk to you personally. We can then work together to find the right course of study to realise your dreams for the future.
You can currently study for a Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education at the Virtual Campus. This means that you can study anywhere in Germany. The dual study programme is also offered at the following locations: Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Fulda (virtual), Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Köln, Leipzig, Lübeck, Mainz, Mannheim, Mönchengladbach, München, Münster, Ravensburg, Regensburg, Saarbrücken (virtual), Schwerin (virtual), Stuttgart, Trier (virtual), Ulm, Wuppertal and Virtual Campus (virtual). And MyStudium let you study in: Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne as well as at the Virtual Campus.
Yes, we also make this possible at IU. In addition to the entrance qualification in the form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, interested students without an Abitur have the opportunity to enter our Bachelor's programme. You can study Childhood Education without an Abitur if you are a state-certified technician/business economist, have completed an advanced training course, have a master craftsman's diploma or have at least two years of vocational training and at least three years of subsequent work experience.
The Childhood Education Bachelor's programme lasts for 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on which time model you choose. If you need more time and semesters for your studies, this is absolutely no problem. The duration of the MyStudium programme is 6 semesters. For the dual study programme, 7 semesters are planned.
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